18th Symposium on Education (Expanded View)

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Program Chairpersons:
Rajul Pandya, UCAR
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy

Compact View of Conference

Saturday, 10 January 2009
7:30 AM-10:00 AM, Saturday
Student Conference Badge Pick-up Only
Sunday, 11 January 2009
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Sunday
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
Annual Meeting Registration Begins
12:00 PM-4:00 PM, Sunday, Northballroom A
3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Sunday, Room 130
First-Time Attendee Briefing
5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Sunday, Room 130
Annual Meeting Review and Fellows Awards
5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Sunday, Hall 5
Fellows Reception
Monday, 12 January 2009
7:30 AM-5:30 PM, Monday
Registration Open
8:30 AM-10:15 AM, Monday, Ballroom ABC
Presidential Forum
10:15 AM-10:45 AM, Monday
Coffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer
10:45 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, Room 125B
Session 1 Special Session on Educational Activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Cochairs: David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; Priti P. Brahma, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
10:45 AMIntroductory Remarks   wrf recording
11:00 AM1.1How do we create a climate literate society? A review of Climate Literacy essential principles and fundamental concepts that ensure climate literate citizens and students   wrf recording
Frank Niepold, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Ralston
11:15 AM1.2NOAA's funding opportunities for educational projects and programs   wrf recording
Sarah Schoedinger, NOAA, Washington, DC ; and C. McDougall
11:30 AM1.3NOAA's Office of Education Student Scholarship Opportunities   wrf recording
Priti P. Brahma, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Haskins
11:45 AM1.4NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program: A Hands On Teacher Research Experience   wrf recording
Jennifer Hammond, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and D. M. Stanitski
12:00 PM1.5The NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project   wrf recording
Michiko J. Martin, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and A. Ibanez, K. S. Casey, C. Joyce, and T. Viola
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Monday, Room 132A
Tim Oke Symp Luncheon
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday, Room 125B
Session 2 K-12 and Informal Educational Outreach in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Hydrologic Sciences
Cochairs: Susan Q. Foster, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
1:30 PM2.1The NOAA National Weather Service education products and services   wrf recording
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Cain
1:45 PM2.2Using NOAA data in the classroom  extended abstract wrf recording
Daniel P. Pisut, I.M. Systems Group, Silver Spring, MD
2:00 PM2.3Science education and the future shortage of scientific thinkers: Local solutions to a problem that affects us al   wrf recording
E. Ashley Steel, NOAA, Seattle, WA
2:15 PM2.4EWOC 2009—the Eighth International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education  extended abstract wrf recording
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and T. Halenka and J. M. Walker
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday, Hall 5
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday, Hall 5
Poster Session 1 Educational Initiatives Poster Session
Cochairs: Marianne J. Hayes, AMS Education Resource Educator, Columbus, OH; Kathleen A. Murphy, AMS Education Resource Educator, St. Louis, MO
 P1.1Assessment of the Needs for Training Teachers in the American Red Cross Masters of Disaster Curriculum  
Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA ; and D. L. Walters
 P1.2“Implementing Online Ocean Studies in a traditional, lecture-only classroom using a “Lecture Tutorial” format  
David J. Ludwikoski, The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
 P1.3Implementing AMS Ocean Studies into the University of Texas at Arlington Curriculum  
Cornelia Winguth, Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX
James A. Brey, Univ. of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI; and R. S. Weinbeck, J. M. Moran, I. W. Geer, E. J. Hopkins, E. W. Mills, D. R. Smith, and B. A. Blair
 P1.5A field oriented introduction to Online Ocean Studies  
Patricia Ann Crews, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; and R. Sessions
 P1.6The importance of online ocean studies for circumarctic communities  
John J. Kelley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK; and D. W. Norton, C. Madison, C. Gering, C. Lott, and H. Olson
 P1.7G 210 Oceanography course at Indiana University Northwest  
Zoran Kilibarda, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
 P1.8Using Conceptests in online oceanography classes  
Mary Beck, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
 P1.9Oceanography Online Course  
Farnosh Saeedi, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY
 P1.12AMS Ocean Studies in the community college environment  
Lynn D. Millwood, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
P1.10Implementation of Online Ocean Studies at Amarillo College  
Richard D. Hobbs, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
P1.11Ocean studies on an inland sea  
Stacy R. Cotey, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, Michigan
 P1.13Teaching oceanography in a desert  
Rick Wiedenmann, New Mexico State University – Carlsbad, Carlsbad, NM
 P1.14A unique opportunity to exercise creativity: an entrepreneurial workshop for Research Experiences for Undergraduates participants  
Daphne LaDue, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
 P1.15Online weather studies at Gavilan: year three  
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA
 P1.16The Louisiana Lower Atmosphere Research Collaborative (LaLARC)  
Boniface J. Mills, Univ. of Louisiana, Monroe, LA ; and A. T. Case Hanks, S. Chenoweth, and A. D. Feig
 P1.17Online Oceanography alternative science course for St. Philip's College, San Antonio, TX  
Carmen Nava-Fischer, St. Philip's College, San Antonio, TX
 P1.18Developing climate change modules for middle and high schools on the Pacific Ocean-southern California climate connection  
Pedro Ramirez, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; and S. LaDochy and W. C. Patzert
 P1.19The Estimation of Wind Shear Hazard Index Using the Airborne Doppler Radar as a Laboratory Module for CCLI Project  
Yasuko Umemoto, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Atmospheric Radar Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and Y. Zhang, K. Brewster, T. Y. Yu, and M. Yeary
 P1.20Educational access to the United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN) data  
Christopher G. Herbster, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and K. Rauenzahn
 P1.21Applying LEAD in NCAS Weather Camp  
Michael Mogil, How the Weatherworks, Naples, FL; and D. K. Bond, S. St. Gerard, E. Joseph, D. V. R. Morris, S. Yalda, T. Baltzer, and S. Marru
 P1.22Online Weather and Ocean Studies on the Rolling Plains of West Texas  
Troy Lilly, Western Texas College, Snyder, TX
 P1.24Challenges Integrating AMS Ocean Studies into an existing program  
David Grant, Brookdale Community College, Sandy Hook, NJ
 P1.25Implementing AMS Ocean Studies at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College  
Janice Cooley, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS
P1.23AMS Ocean Studies at Honolulu Community College  
Richard Brill, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI
 P1.26AMS Weather Studies And AMS Ocean Studies: Dynamic Undergraduate Geoscience Courses for Distance Education Programs  
James A. Brey, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI; and I. W. Geer, J. M. Moran, R. S. Weinbeck, E. W. Mills, B. A. Blair, E. J. Hopkins, and T. P. Kiley
 P1.27Reflections on the development of a new undergraduate course on Climate Change to be taught within an Internet Distance Learning Environment  
Patrick L. Lawrence, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
 P1.28Working in a Community of Outreach Research Experiences (The Working CORE)  extended abstract
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ
 P1.29Engaging undergraduates in Ocean-Atmosphere experiments: From teaching to research and outreach  extended abstract
Amit Tandon, Univ. of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA; and L. Illari and J. Marshall
 P1.31Teaching science teachers about Masters of Disaster  
Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA ; and S. Oliver, J. Knox, P. Schneider, and D. Walters
 P1.33Recent results in implementing a learning management system in the National Weather Service  
LeRoy Spayd Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
 P1.34Education outreach from a NWS field office: "no one left behind"  
Robert P. Wanton, NOAA/NWS, Mt. Holly, NJ
P1.30Personal Forecasting: A Compacted Course in Meteorology for Non-Traditional Non-Science Students  
Bruce G. Smith, University of Wisconsin Colleges, Appleton, WI
 P1.35Promoting Authentic Student Research Using MYNASA DATA  
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ; and L. H. Chambers and S. W. Moore
 P1.36Deep Earth Academy: connecting the classroom with the ocean floor  
Michael J. Passow, Dwight Morrow HS and NESTA, Englewood, NJ; and L. Peart and S. Katz Cooper
 P1.37Flood risk factors taught using "hands-on" table top watershed/floodplain model  
David W. Chapman, Okemos High School, Okemos, MI; and M. L. Walton
P1.32Lightning and Lightning Safety—NOAA's Efforts to Promote a Better Understanding of this Underrated Killer  
John S. Jensenius Jr., NOAA/NWS, Gray, ME
 P1.38No, we didn't always have computers:history in the atmospheric science classroom  
Kristine C. Harper, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and S. Yalda
 P1.39NOAA NWS Training Program in Climate Services  
Marina M. Timofeyeva, UCAR, Boulder, CO and NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
 P1.40Not so lost in translation: bringing science to decision-makers through the Carolinas Coastal Climate Outreach Initiative  
Jessica C. Whitehead, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium/North Carolina Sea Grant, Charleston, SC; and R. H. Bacon, J. F. Thigpen, G. Carbone, and K. Dow
 P1.41Climate Discovery Online Courses for Educators from the National Center for Atmospheric Research  
Sandra Henderson, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Johnson, D. L. Ward, K. Meymaris, E. Gardiner, B. Hatheway, and R. Russell
4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Monday, Room 125B
Session 3 K-12 and Informal Educational Outreach in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Hydrologic Sciences: Part 2
Cochairs: Susan Q. Foster, UCAR, Boulder, CO; Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
4:00 PM3.1Project BudBurst: Citizen Science for All Seasons   wrf recording
Sandra Henderson, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Meymaris, P. Alaback, K. Havens, J. Weltzin, and L. Benton
4:15 PM3.2Enhancing climate literacy  extended abstract wrf recording
Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and T. E. James and N. Giuliano
4:30 PM3.3Exploring clouds, weather, climate, and modeling through bilingual content, interactives, and activities from the Windows to the Universe program and the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes   wrf recording
Susan Q. Foster, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Johnson, D. A. Randall, S. Denning, R. Russell, E. Gardiner, B. Hatheway, and J. Bergman
4:45 PM3.4Air quality course for science teachers at the University of Northern Iowa  extended abstract wrf recording
Alan C. Czarnetzki, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
5:00 PM3.5Promoting Climate Literacy through K–12 Professional Development Opportunities   wrf recording
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/SSEC/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Ackerman, L. Schiferl, J. Martin, and T. Whittaker
5:15 PM3.6Educating the Public on the North American Monsoon System  extended abstract wrf recording
Glen W. Sampson, NOAA/NWS, Tucson, AZ; and E. S. Pytlak
5:25 PM-5:30 PM, Monday
Sessions Adjourn for the Day
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Monday, Hall 4
Opening of the Exhibit Hall with Reception
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Tuesday, Room 125B
Session 4 University and Professional Educational Outreach in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Hydrologic Sciences: Beyond the Conventional Classroom
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, Geocation, LLC, Boulder, CO; Donna J. Charlevoix, The GLOBE Program, Boulder, CO
8:30 AM4.1Earth system science education through the Earth System Science Education Alliance  extended abstract wrf recording
Michael R. Witiw, Seattle Pacific Univ., Seattle, WA; and E. Close and R. J. Myers
8:45 AM4.2Developing Inquiry-Based Learning Modules for Integration into Introductory Atmospheric Science Courses for Non-Majors   wrf recording
James Tobin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and R. M. Mosier, C. C. Reed, C. Schumacher, and U. Karadkar
9:00 AM4.3Increasing stakeholder engagement with new web-based technology, features, and social interaction: The Southwest Climate Change Network   wrf recording
Joe S. Abraham, Climate Assessment for the Southwest, Tucson, AZ
9:15 AM4.4An Overview of the WxChallenge Forecasting Competition and Its Use as an Educational Tool  extended abstract wrf recording
Bradley G. Illston, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, M. Voss, and C. C. Weiss
9:30 AM4.5European Meteorological Society and Education in Atmospheric Sciences  
Tomas Halenka, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic; and M. Belda
9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Tuesday, Hall 5
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break (See poster listing in Monday's program)
11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Tuesday
Exhibits Open
11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Tuesday, Room 125B
Session 5 University and Professional Educational Outreach in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Hydrologic Sciences: Strategies for Improving Diversity and Outreach
Cochairs: Donna J. Charlevoix, The GLOBE Program, Boulder, CO; Diane M. Stanitski, Geocation, LLC, Boulder, CO
11:00 AM5.1Engaging Students with Disabilities in the atmospheric Science—Lessons learned from hosting Students with Disabilities in SOARS   wrf recording
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Pandya
11:15 AM5.2Untapped career opportunities for persons with visual impairments  extended abstract wrf recording
Imke Durre, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
11:30 AM5.3ERAU McNair Scholars Program, students' learning, and their future career in meteorology   wrf recording
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and K. E. Parsons
11:45 AM5.4COMET® Education and Traiing: Embarking on New Horizons  
Gregory Byrd, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and W. Abshire and T. Spangler
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Tuesday
Lunch Break (Cash and Carry in Exhibit Hall)
1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Tuesday, Room 224AB
Joint Session 10 Satellite Education and Public Outreach (Joint between the 16th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, the 18th Symposium on Education, and the Fifth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems- NPOESS and GOES-R)
Cochairs: Thomas F. Lee, NRL, Monterey, CA; Volker Karl Gaertner, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
1:30 PMJ10.1GOES-R Proving Ground Program   wrf recording
James Gurka, NESDIS GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; and A. Mostek, T. J. Schmit, S. D. Miller, A. S. Bachmeier, and M. DeMaria
1:45 PMJ10.2Contributions from CIRA to the GOES-R Satellite Proving Ground   wrf recording
Steven D. Miller, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and M. DeMaria, D. Molenar, D. W. Hillger, E. J. Szoke, R. Brummer, A. P. Kuciauskas, F. J. Turk, and H. Gosden
2:00 PMJ10.3Satellite Training Activities at CIMSS: Helping to Prepare Forecasters for the GOES-R and NPOESS Era   wrf recording
A. Scott Bachmeier, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and J. Gerth
2:15 PMJ10.4After more than 10-years of e-Learning, what have we learned?   wrf recording
Steven A. Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2:30 PMJ10.5Satellite Proving Ground for the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)   wrf recording
Steven J. Goodman, NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, Camp Springs, MD; and E. C. Bruning, J. J. Gurka, R. Blakeslee, and D. Buechler
2:45 PMJ10.6International Training Events and Educational Seminars on Satellite Remote Sensing   wrf recording
Paul Menzel, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and P. Antonelli, T. D. Rink, K. I. Strabala, L. E. Gumley, A. Huang, S. Ackerman, H. Revercomb, and B. Smith
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Tuesday, Hall 4
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Tuesday, Room 125B
Joint Session 1 Joint Session Between 18Education and 25IIPS (Joint between the 18th Symposium on Education and the 25th Conference on International Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology)
Cochairs: Thomas Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Lola Olsen, NASA, Greenbelt, MD
3:30 PMJ1.1CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network): Biggest Little Data Gathering Network for Education, Climate Monitoring and Research   wrf recording
Nolan J. Doesken, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and H. Reges, R. Cifelli, J. Turner, Z. Schwalbe, and O. Bliss
3:45 PMJ1.2User Preferences for Weather Data Dissemination Standards on the Web  extended abstract wrf recording
John L. Schattel Jr., NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Bunge and P. R. Hershberg
4:00 PMJ1.3The CALMET conference: International sharing of approaches to education and training in hydrology and meteorology   wrf recording
Patrick Parrish, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and T. Spangler, J. Lamos, and W. Abshire
4:15 PMJ1.4An interactive, integrated, instructional pathway to the LEAD science gateway   wrf recording
Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and R. Clark, L. K. Davis, and E. N. Wiziecki
4:30 PMJ1.5Weather radar education at the University of Oklahoma: An integrated interdisciplinary approach   wrf recording
Robert D. Palmer, Univeristy of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. I. Biggerstaff, P. B. Chilson, G. E. Crain, K. K. Droegemeier, Y. Hong, M. Yeary, T. Y. Yu, G. Zhang, and Y. Zhang
4:45 PMJ1.6The use of geovisualization in presenting weather and climate data to local decision makers   wrf recording
Mark Phillips, UNC-Asheville, Asheville, NC; and J. G. Dobson, T. Pierce, and J. Fox
3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday, Room 224AB
Joint Session 11 Satellite Forecaster Training (Joint between the Fifth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems- NPOESS and GOES-R, the 16th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, and the 18th Symposium on Education)
Cochairs: Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; Steven A. Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
3:30 PMJ11.1NOAA Satellite Training   wrf recording
Anthony Mostek, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and M. DeMaria, J. J. Gurka, and T. J. Schmit
3:45 PMJ11.2Training optimisation with web based training methodologies for satellite meteorology and related application areas   wrf recording
Volker Karl Gaertner, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, , Germany
4:00 PMJ11.3A new environmental satellite resource center on the web   wrf recording
Wendy Abshire, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and B. Guarente, P. Parrish, and P. Dills
4:15 PMJ11.4Transitioning NPOESS data to weather offices: The SPoRT paradigm with EOS data  extended abstract wrf recording
Gary J. Jedlovec, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL
4:30 PMJ11.5Collaborative training efforts at the NESDIS Cooperative Institutes  extended abstract wrf recording
Ingrid Guch, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and S. Q. Kidder, P. Menzel, R. Ferraro, S. Ackerman, D. R. Khanbilvardi, T. Strub, B. Vant Hull, R. D. Hudson, and M. DeMaria
4:45 PMJ11.6Navigating the hurricane highway: Understanding hurricanes with Google Earth   wrf recording
F. J. Turk, NRL, Monterey, CA; and S. Kluge, A. Evan, K. Hutson, L. Kropuenske, T. Ledley, and M. Mooney
5:00 PMJ11.7Applications of the NPOESS Imagers  extended abstract wrf recording
T. F. Lee, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Hawkins, F. J. Turk, P. Gaiser, M. Bettenhausen, and S. D. Miller
5:15 PMJ11.8The NPOESS Data Exploitation Project   wrf recording
James G. Yoe, NOAA/NESDIS, Suitland, MD; and J. Silva, G. Goodrum, and T. Schott
5:25 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday
Sessions Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Wednesday
Exhibits Open
5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Wednesday, Hall 4
Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Wednesday, Northballroom
AMS Annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, 15 January 2009
11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday
Exhibits Open
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Thursday, Room 131AB
Hollingsworth Symp Luncheon
5:15 PM-5:20 PM, Thursday
AMS 89th Annual Meeting Adjourns

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