26th Symposium on Education

Program Chairs: Diane M. Stanitski , NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division ; Jeffrey A. Yuhas , Morristown-Beard School
Reviewers: Rebecca L. Batchelor , UCAR ; Peter Dorofy , Rowan University ; Margaret Mooney , CIMSS, SSEC, University of Wisconsin ; Mark W. Seefeldt , CIRES/Univ. of Colorado ; Reginald Blake , New York City College of Technology, City University of New York ; Thomas A. Guinn , Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. ; Scott S. Lindstrom , CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin ; Ann Reiser , NOAA

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Monday, 23 January 2017

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Coffee Break (6th Floor Foyer)
Location: Washington State Convention Center

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Session 1
Pre-College Education Initiatives- Part l
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Peter Dorofy, Rowan University; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; Stephen Lane, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
11:00 AM
1.1
MISSION EARTH: Fusing GLOBE with NASA Assets to Build Systemic Innovation in STEM Education
John D. Moore, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus, Laurel Springs, New Jersey; and K. P. Czajkowski

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Lecture 1
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Seventh Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships; and the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment )
Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University
1:30 PM
L1.1

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Session 2
Pre-College Education Initiatives- Part ll
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; Peter Dorofy, Rowan University; Stephen Lane, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School
1:45 PM
2.2
Learning Programming and Electrical Engineering through Meteorology
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and T. Grant, H. Kern, and T. Margosian

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

Poster Session 1
Poster Session I - Pre-College Education Initiatives
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
166
Online Visualization and Exploration of NASA Earth Science Datasets with GIOVANNI
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CSISS and NASA/GSFC/GES/DISC, Greenbelt, MD; and J. Acker and S. kempler

168
The AMS WebBook: Presenting Content in an Easier to Use Format
James A. Brey, AMS, Washington, DC; and W. Abshire, I. W. Geer, E. W. Mills, K. A. Nugnes, A. E. Stimach, B. A. Blair, R. S. Weinbeck, and K. L. O'Neill

169
Bringing Meteorology to Students through Social Media
Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and O. Braunstein, M. Corcoran, R. Dorwart, S. Nadler, C. Norteman, and R. Tone

174
Sharing Cutting-Edge Climate and Paleoclimate Research with Teachers and Students through Earth2Class
Michael J. Passow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and T. Takahashi, A. M. Fiore, O. E. Clifton, F. Nitsche, J. F. McManus, G. Winckler, A. Jacobel, C. Leland, M. Rao, and A. A. Wing

Handout (50.2 MB)


Poster Session 2
Poster Session II - University Education Initiatives
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
178
Connecting the Observations to Theory Leads to Learning
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and K. H. Goebbert, C. A. Clark, B. J. Wolf, A. J. Stepanek, and D. Goines

180
Killing Butterflies - How Meteorologists Get Rid of Undesirable Short Waves on Numerical Models
Isimar de Azevedo Santos, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and J. Buchmann and N. S. Ferreira


Poster Session 3
Poster Session III - Diversity
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
182
Improving Academic Performance and Retention for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Urban Students
Jorge Gonzalez, City College, New York, NY; and B. Gross, Y. Hassebo, K. Block, J. Ibsen, Y. Mejia, and N. Angulo

183
Latin American Network of students in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (RedLAtM)
Palmira Consuelo Cuéllar-Ramirez, RedLAtM, Mexico City, Mexico; and A. Maza-Vazquez, J. I. Ledesma-Ledesma, A. Martinez-Melgarejo, M. Llanos-Rodriguez, C. Dominguez-Sarmiento, and A. Lira

Handout (6.7 MB)

184
Using Real-World Data to Train Faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions
Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and I. W. Geer, E. W. Mills, K. A. Nugnes, and A. E. Stimach

Handout (2.6 MB)


Poster Session 4
Poster Session IV - Outreach and Broader Impacts
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
185
On the Use of the GWCC Web Site for Expanding Global Weather Education
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL; and J. L. Rabinowitz

186
How Can We Visualize El Nino/La Nina Teleconnections?
Joe Witte, Adnet/NASA-Goddard, Arlington, VA

187
191
Stimulating Remote Sensing Education through Knowledge Augmentation Services
Amanda M. Weigel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and K. Bugbee, D. K. Smith, H. Conover, and R. Ramachandran

192
Collaborative Classroom and Immersive Visualization Applications for Meteorological Education
Brian J. Billings, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and J. J. van der Veken and P. Dorofy

193
Experiential Models of the Atmosphere
Brandon M. Mechtley, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and C. M. Roberts, M. S. Bukovsky, and J. E. Stein


Poster Session 5
Poster Session V - Training and Hands-on Experiences
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
197
Development of L3 GPM-IMERG Product Training Utilizing the ADDIE Model
Andrea Pulido, NASA SPoRT, Huntsville, AL; and A. L. Molthan, A. LeRoy, and E. Berndt

198
Early-Career Professional Development Training for Stakeholder-Relevant, Interdisciplinary Research
Derek H. Rosendahl, South Central Climate Science Center, Norman, OK; and A. Bamzai, R. McPherson, and J. zak

201
Student Workshops for Severe Weather Warning Decision Making using AWIPS-2 at the University of Oklahoma
Alexander B. Zwink, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS/OCLO/WDTD, Norman, OK; and P. J. Ware, J. D. Hardy, S. Ernst, B. Holcomb, S. Riley, S. Mullens, M. A. Bowlan, C. D. Payne, A. V. Bates, B. Williams, and D. A. Morris

203
Teaching Teachers to Teach the Weather
Tim Brice, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office in El Paso, TX, Santa Teresa, NM; and J. Laney and M. Pazos

Handout (1.6 MB)

204
Investigating Earth from Space: Preparing the Next Generation of GLOBE Scientists
John D. Moore, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus, Laurel Springs, New Jersey; and M. Jabot

205
Massive Open Online Climate Change Course
Aparna Bamzai, South Central Climate Science Center, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson and E. Martin

Handout (11.2 MB)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Themed Joint Session 2
Remote Sensing Education Experiences
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Symposium on Education; and the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Cochairs: Margaret Mooney, CIMSS, SSEC, University of Wisconsin; Scott Lindstrom
4:00 PM
TJ2.1
ESIP Education Drones in STEM Initiative
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Olds, L. Dahlman, and P. M. Lewis
4:15 PM
TJ2.2
Improving Data Literacy in the Classroom Using New Web Tools from NOAA
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis, V. Goel, and E. MacIntosh
4:30 PM
TJ2.3
Meteorological Satellite Training Workshops – From Theory to Application
Kathleen Strabala, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, H. L. Huang, and W. P. Menzel
4:45 PM
TJ2.4
Diversifying a Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing Undergraduate Research Program: Lessons Learned
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, and L. Yuen-Lau

5:00 PM
TJ2.5
Cloud Observation as an Entry Point to Remote Sensing Education
Sarah A. McCrea, SSAI, Hampton, VA; and M. A. McKeown, L. H. Chambers, K. Bedka, and T. M. Rogerson
5:15 PM
TJ2.6
Hands-on Activities Designed to Familiarize National Weather Service Forecasters with Data from ABI on GOES-R and AHI on Himawari-8
Scott S. Lindstrom, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit, J. J. Gerth, M. M. Gunshor, M. Mooney, and T. M. Whittaker

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 3
Outreach and Broader Impacts
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Margaret Mooney, CIMSS, SSEC, University of Wisconsin; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
8:30 AM
3.1
Galvanizing Excitement Around GOES-R with Science Teachers, Science Centers and TV Broadcasters
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit and M. Gunshor
8:45 AM
3.2
Tutorial on Remote Sensing for Capacity Building
Kristina Katsaros, Northwest Research Associates, Inc,, Redmond, WA; and G. Levy, A. Bentamy, S. King, J. F. R. Gower, and C. Wilson
9:00 AM
3.3
The Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network
Edward Wiebe, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada; and A. Weaver
9:15 AM
3.4
Weather Safety Kiosks at Wilderness Parks
Mark R. Conder, NOAA/NWS Forecast Office, Lubbock, TX; and S. Cobb, G. Skwira, T. T. Lindley, W. Burgett, and J. Holsenbeck
9:30 AM
3.5
Reaching the World with NOAA's Science On a Sphere, SOS Explorer, and Beyond
Elizabeth L. Russell, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and H. Peddicord
9:45 AM
3.6

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 4
University Education Initiatives-Part l
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.; Mario Majcen, California University of Pennsylvania
10:30 AM
4.1
11:00 AM
4.2
11:15 AM
4.3
Adding Difficulty in Weather Forecasting Challenges to Enhance Learning
William Gregory Blumberg, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. A. Supinie
11:30 AM
4.4
Undergraduate Summer Research: Expanding Atmospheric Sciences in a Small Liberal Arts College Setting
Neil F. Laird, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 5
Innovative Teaching Strategies in University Instruction Focused on Atmospheric Physics
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Mark W. Seefeldt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado; Jana B. Houser, Ohio University
1:30 PM
5.1
From Cloud to Crust: Integrating Atmospheric Microphysics and Snowpack Science
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; and D. Lerach and N. Barlow

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Recording files available
Session 6
University Education Initiatives-Part ll
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Mark W. Seefeldt, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado; Mario Majcen, California University of Pennsylvania
4:00 PM
6.1
A National Cross-Institutional Graduate Program in Climate Science
Melissa A. Hart, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
4:15 PM
6.2
Build Your Own Earth: A Climate and Paleoclimate Tool for Teaching and Research
David M. Schultz, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and J. G. Fairman Jr., S. Anderson, and S. Gardner

Handout (16.2 MB)

5:00 PM
6.5
Improving Model Accessibility for Undergraduate Students
Timothy W. See Jr., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and G. Mullendore and J. Exby
5:15 PM
6.6
Archived Weather Event Playback Capabilities for Universities using AWIPS-2
Dale A. Morris, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS/OCLO/WDTD, Norman, OK; and A. B. Zwink, T. Pham, and M. James
5:30 PM
Massive Open Online Climate Change Course - Renee McPherson

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Symposium on Education Town Hall
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the 26th Symposium on Education )
Organizer: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
Chairs/Co-chairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
5:30 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 7
Using Fieldwork (or Field Campaigns) to Create Experiential Learning Opportunities
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
8:45 AM
7.2
Using a Field Experience as a Component of a Traditional REU Program
Don T. Conlee, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and C. Schumacher and C. J. Nowotarski

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 8
Partnerships for Promoting Diversity
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York; Janet Liou-Mark, New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
10:30 AM
8.1
PROGRESS: PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS Through Deliberate Mentoring
Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and A. Adams, R. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, C. Bowker, M. A. Burt, S. M. Clinton, E. S. Godfrey, H. Henderson, P. Hernandez, L. Sample McMeeking, I. Pollack, and J. Sayers
11:30 AM
8.5
Federal, Local, Private, and Institutional Partnerships for Promoting and Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, V. Vladutescu, and L. Yuen-Lau

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Lecture 2
Horton Lecture
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Second Symposium on Multi-scale Atmospheric Predictability; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Greening the Built Environment; and the Events )
Organizer: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers
Lecturer: Hoshin V. Gupta, University of Arizona
Cochairs: Michael Ek, NOAA; David J. Gochis, NCAR; John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC
1:30 PM
L2.1
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Session 9
Findings from Education and Pedagogical Research
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Rebecca L. Batchelor, UCAR; Ann Reiser, NOAA
2:00 PM
9.3

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Session 10
Building Tomorrow's Atmospheric Science Workforce
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 26th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Rebecca L. Batchelor, UCAR; Ann Reiser, NOAA
4:30 PM
10.3
4:45 PM
10.4
5:00 PM
10.5
Continuing to Educate the Instructors
Gerald J. Mulvey, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Awards Banquet Reception
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )
5:30 PM
Awards Banquet Reception

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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97th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom 6ABCE (Washington State Convention Center )
7:00 PM
97th AMS Awards Banquet