27th Symposium on Education

Program Chairs: Diane M. Stanitski , NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division ; Jeffrey A. Yuhas , Morristown-Beard School ; DonMarie Brousseau , AGU
Reviewers: Rebecca L. Batchelor , UCAR ; Peter Dorofy , Rowan University ; Jon Nese , Pennsylvania State University ; Danny E. Mattox , University of Oklahoma ; 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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Sunday, 7 January 2018

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 1
Using Alternative Presentation Formats to Inform Your Audience
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology; Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma
8:45 AM
1.1
Communicating New Satellite Technologies through the Use of Blogs
Scott Lindstrom, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Bachmeier and T. J. Schmit
9:00 AM
1.2
Thinking Globally: Enhancing Learning with NOAA Earth System Data Visualization Tools—SOS, SOSx, NOAA View
Elizabeth L. Russell, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and C. McDougall, H. Peddicord, and D. P. Pisut
9:15 AM
1.3
A Textbook Case of Going Virtual
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and S. Ackerman and T. Whittaker
9:30 AM
1.4
Updates to the "Modtran Infrared Light in the Atmosphere" Website
Douglas Pease, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; and D. Archer

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 2
Active Learning Demonstrations from the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma; Daria B. Kluver, Central Michigan Univ.
2.2
Developing New Methods in Winter Weather Warning Education in the NWS
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS/Office of Chief Learning Officer/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK; and S. Mullens, A. V. Bates, M. J. Sienkiewicz, C. S. Spannagle, B. N. Grant, J. J. Zeltwanger, M. A. Bohorquez, and D. D. Streu
2.3
Active Learning in Forecast Uncertainty Communication: A Role-Playing Game Demonstration
Tsvetomir Ross-Lazarov, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and B. Guarente and A. M. Smith
2.4
Kinesthetic Learning of Atmospheric Dynamics
Perry J. Samson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and M. Moldwin
2.6
The Greenhouse Gas Game: Using Play to Learn Complex Concepts
Renee Minaya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Barnes, E. Carpenter, B. Hatheway, A. Lotko, M. Mueller, and J. Ristvey Jr.

2.8
Drones for Engineering in the Atmospheric Sciences
John Ristvey Jr., UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Russell

2.9
Satellites 101: Basic Image Analysis Based on Resolution
Victoria L. Gorman, Citizen Science Education Program, Medford, NJ

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

2:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Session 3
Pre-College Education Initiatives
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Peter Dorofy, Rowan University; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
2:00 PM
3.1
Encouraging Young Women to Pursue STEM Fields: GiRLS GLOW
Cynthia K. Palmer, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and B. Hughes, L. Frantz-May, W. Parker, M. Valverde, and F. Bowser
2:15 PM
3.2
Data in the Classroom: New Tools for Engaging Students with Data
Daniel P. Pisut, IMSG, Silver Spring, MD; and A. F. Dean
2:30 PM
3.3
Engaging Students in Real-Time Geovisualizations through Augmented Reality: A NASA Mission Earth Project
John D. Moore, Institute for Earth Observations at Pamyra Cove, Laurel Springs, NJ; and K. Czajkowski and P. Dorofy
2:45 PM
3.4
The Next Generation Science Standards: "The Cliff Notes"
Victoria L. Gorman, Citizen Science Education Program, Medford, NJ
3:00 PM
Break

3:15 PM
3.5
The 242 Mile Connection: How a Raspberry Pi and Stratospheric Exploration Brought Us Together
Charles John Peachey, Concord Carlisle Weather Services, Walden Street, MA; and R. Carchia, M. Corcoran, R. Tone, and J. Winstanley
3:45 PM
3.7
Modernization of the AMS DataStreme Project
Chad M. Kauffman, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and W. Abshire, I. W. Geer, K. L. O'Neill, K. A. Nugnes, E. W. Mills, and A. E. Stimach
4:00 PM
3.8

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 1
Poster Session I—Education
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
120
The Use of VR and AR Applications for Meteorological Education
Brian J. Billings, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and P. Dorofy

121
Mixed Reality Visualization of Rocket Launch Weather Criteria
Armani L. Cassel, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and E. Munoz and N. McHenry

122
Using Physical Intuition To Teach Concepts in Dynamics
Robert G. Fovell, Univ. at Albany, Albany, NY

123
Students of Purdue Observing Tornadic Thunderstorms for Research (SPOTTR): A Severe Storms Field Work Course at Purdue University
Robin Tanamachi, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and D. T. Dawson II, M. E. Baldwin, and L. Carleton Parker

Handout (8.3 MB)

124
Student Knowledge Structures: Considering a Fluid Parcel
Kathleen Quardokus Fisher, Florida International Univ., Miami, FL; and L. Saucer

125
Precipitating Change: Integrating Meteorology, Mathematics, and Computational Thinking
Amanda Hendrix, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and N. Marcum-Dietrich, C. Staudt, T. Moher, and M. Bruozas

126
Creating and Using OER Materials in an Intro-Level Atmospheric Science Class
Alison D. Nugent, Univ. of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI; and J. D. S. Griswold and C. Karamperidou

127
Impacts of the NSF-Funded ACES S-STEM Project on Atmospheric Sciences Students at a Public Liberal Arts University
Douglas K. Miller, Univ. of North Carolina, Asheville, NC; and M. Cameron, C. M. Godfrey, J. D. Brock, and C. C. Hennon
Manuscript (411.5 kB)

Handout (3.9 MB)

129
The Views of an "Adjunct" Teaching Upper Division Meteorology
George Frederick Jr., Univ. of the Incarnate Word, Georgetown, TX

130
Engaging Prospect Students in Meteorology with a Mobile Weather Station at the Alamo Colleges District
John Strybos, Alamo Colleges–San Antonio College, Live Oak, Texas

131
Using Twitter and Interactive Broadcasts to Engage and Empower Meteorology Students
Theresa Ruggiero, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA

133
Updates to "Modtran Infrared Light in the Atmosphere"
Douglas Pease, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; and D. Archer

134
136
Cloudy or Not, Here Comes the Meteorology!
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and K. H. Goebbert and A. J. Stepanek

137
Cloud Identification Exercise
Wendilyn J. Flynn, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Manuscript (34.3 kB)

Handout (34.3 kB)

138
The AMS Student Conference "Tools of the Trade" Session: An Open-Access Resource for Developing Computing Skills in the Atmospheric Sciences
Aryeh J. Drager, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Hitchcock, C. T. Rhodes, S. W. Freeman, E. R. Nielsen, and J. A. Knox

Handout (9.0 MB)

139
Tips on Preparing Students for Careers Outside of Academia
Valerie Sloan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Haacker and R. L. Batchelor

140
Communicating One's Skill Set: Learning to Translate Experiences for Future Employers in Meteorology
Adam J. Stepanek, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and T. M. Bals-Elsholz

141
Developing an Educational Program Using Science on a Sphere
Michelle Corcoran, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and R. Tone, J. A. Yuhas, and E. L. Russell

142
Expanding the Footprint of MBWS
Rebecca Tone, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ; and C. Norteman, M. Corcoran, J. Schneider, R. Carchia, J. Dubose, M. DeSimone, V. Sharma, and J. A. Yuhas

143
Creating a High School Weather Community: Information from Us, for Us
Henry Nelson, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA; and W. Hickman, E. Marano, and T. Ruggiero

145
Collaborative Teaching to Enhance Science Elementary School Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge of Climate
Felicia Widerlewis, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL; and J. Arnold and A. Miller-Jenkins

146
Place-Based Learning about Climate with Elementary GLOBE
Lisa S. Gardiner, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Hatheway, J. Taylor, D. M. Stanitski, and T. R. Harte

147
An Intrusive Research Mentoring Program in Remote Sensing for Undergraduate Minority Students
Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY; and J. Liou-Mark, H. Norouzi, and L. Yuen-Lau

150
Undergraduate Student Experiences as Part of the NSF-IUSE Geoscience Engagement and Outreach Program: Student Research Using GIS-Based Spatial Analysis of Rain Rates
Corene J. Matyas, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and K. Stofer, J. Judge, H. Lannon, and B. Lanman
Manuscript (421.7 kB)

Handout (900.3 kB)

151
Pathways to Atmospheric Science Through Immersion in Geoscience Research
Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and S. Bililign, A. S. Denning, K. Schimmel, A. Mekonnen, Y. L. Lin, J. Zhang, M. Jha, and B. Banks

152
The Next Generation of Leaders is Here! Taking the SOARS Program Nationally
Rebecca Haacker, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Mayo, R. L. Batchelor, and D. A. Hence

153
Coloring as a Means to Lightning Data Exploration
Deborah K. Smith, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and T. Smith, L. Sinclair, A. M. Weigel, and K. Bugbee

155
Community-Based Problem Solving to Introduce Inclusive STEM Pedagogies
Richard Wagner, Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver, Denver, CO; and J. Johnson

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Exhibits Opening and Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Themed Joint Session 2
Television Meteorologists as Educators
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Symposium on Education; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Cochairs: Jon Nese, Pennsylvania State University; Cheryl Nelson, Cummins Inc. and WTKR-TV
8:30 AM
TJ2.1
9:00 AM
TJ2.3
Educating Television Viewers About Uncertainty
Jon M. Nese, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA
9:30 AM
TJ2.5

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee . Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 4
Effective Strategies for Increasing Minority Participation in the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Reginald Blake, New York City College of Technology; Janet Liou-Mark, New York City College of Technology of the City Univ. of New York
10:30 AM
4.1
Including Indigenous Voices through Climate Adaptation Planning
Renee A. McPherson, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and A. Taylor and A. Phleger
11:00 AM
4.3
Building Mentoring Relationships Between Alumni and Students of Jackson State University
John P. Moore III, NWS, Jackson, MS, MS; and J. D. Sims, C. Woods, W. Parker, L. Alomassor, A. R. Cook, H. Hasberry, F. Zeigler, and D. Hill
11:15 AM
4.4
Sparks for Change: Supporting and Retaining Minority Faculty in the Geosciences
Rebecca L. Batchelor, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Kirsch, B. King, S. Habtes, and J. Crockett

1:30 PM-2:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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Session 5
Research Relevant to the Teaching and Learning of Atmospheric Science
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Rebecca L. Batchelor, UCAR; Kathleen Quardokus Fisher, Florida International Univ.
1:45 PM
5.2
2:00 PM
5.3
Minding the Gap: A Theoretical Approach to Increase Accessibility of Seasonal Forecast Products
Michel D. S. Mesquita, Uni Research Climate, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway; and M. B. Yarker, P. Walton, and A. W. Robertson

2:45 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Panel Discussion 1
Planning the Future of the Symposium on Education
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Moderators: Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 2
Poster Session II—Outreach
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
583
Training the Next Generation of Climate Scientists to Support Climate Services
Claire Scannell, UKMO, Exeter, UK; and R. Osborne

585
HTML5 WebApps from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. M. Whittaker, S. Ackerman, and T. J. Schmit

588
Balloons and Buoys: Engaging the Community in Weather Science through a Pioneering Air to Ocean Weather Balloon Launch
Theresa Ruggiero, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA; and C. J. Peachey and S. Lane

589
Scientific Discovery with Bats on Radar
Aaron A. Treadway, Meteorologist, New Braunfels, TX; and J. W. Zeitler

590
Utilizing Podcast and Vlog Formats to Enhance the Learning Experience
Mark T. Jelinek, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

590A
Increasing Student Opportunity by Creating Innovative Minors with Minimal Cost
Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronatical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Peter J. Webster Symposium Banquet
Location: Ballroom A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 6
Outreach and Broader Impacts
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School; Peter Dorofy, Rowan University
8:30 AM
6.1A
How NOAA Jump-Started the 2017 Satellite Conference to Engage the Audience
Jordan J. Gerth, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and M. S. Paese and M. J. Browne
8:45 AM
6.2
Changing the Face of Science: Lessons from the 2017 Science-a-Thon
Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. Barnes, R. Licker, and T. Holloway
9:00 AM
6.3
Community Service Learning Projects: Education Process Yielding Benefits before Graduation
Gerald J. Mulvey, Univ. of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX; and L. Tobias and G. Mulvey
9:15 AM
6.4
9:30 AM
6.5
Turning Misinformation into Climate Change Education
Nabanita Borah, Research Hall, Fairfax, VA; and J. Cook
9:45 AM
6.6

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 7
University Education Initiatives
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronatical Univ.; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
10:30 AM
7.1
Balcones Escarpment Environmental Monitoring Experiment
Rebecca Paulsen Edwards, Southwestern Univ., Georgetown, TX; and G. J. Mulvey
10:45 AM
7.2
Playing in the UGA Sandbox: Incorporating Augmented Reality into Weather and Climate Classes
Nicholas Morgan, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox, S. Bernardes, K. Cameron, N. Neel, and A. Knight
11:00 AM
7.3
Using Python in Teaching Undergraduates NWP Concepts
Kevin H. Goebbert, Valparaiso Univ, Valparaiso, IN
11:15 AM
7.4
Research and Education Benefits of Institutional Operational Weather Modeling
Joseph F. Brodie, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and T. Miles, S. Glenn, R. Dunk, G. Seroka, L. A. Bowers, J. L. Coupe, S. Lichtenwalner, H. Roarty, O. Schofield, and J. Kohut
11:45 AM
7.6
Raising Scientific Literacy through the New and Improved AMS Ocean Studies
Wendy Abshire, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and E. W. Mills, D. A. Segar, S. W. Kish, I. W. Geer, K. A. Nugnes, and K. L. O'Neill

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Session 8
Innovative Teaching Strategies in University Instruction on Atmospheric Dynamics
Location: Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Thomas A. Guinn, Embry-Riddle Aeronatical Univ.; Jon Nese, Pennsylvania State University
2:00 PM
8.2
Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology in 3D: Introducing an IDV-Based Lab Manual
Gary Lackmann, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and B. Mapes and K. Tyle
2:30 PM
8.4
3:00 PM
8.6
Communication and Atmospheric Dynamics—More than Just Derivations
Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and A. J. Stepanek and K. H. Goebbert
3:30 PM
8.8
Using Worked Examples to Teach Atmospheric Dynamics
Casey E. Davenport, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 3
Poster Session III—Broader Impacts
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Ann Reiser, NOAA
1024
Aviation and Climate Change: Facilitating Challenging Conversations for Aviation Management and Professional Pilot Students
Victoria N Thorpe, Interamerican Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico

1025
Promoting Weather and Climate Education through a New Online Video Series
Dakota C. Smith, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

1027
The August 2017 Eclipse "Blackout" Event at the University of Georgia
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Luft, J. M. Shepherd, P. N. Knox, and C. Wiegert

1029
The GWCC Web Site, Weather Broadcasters, Students, Education, and Much More . . .
Jordan Rabinowitz, Global Weather and Climate Center, Columbia, MO

Poster 1030 has been moved. New Paper number 6.1A

1031
Trends in Federally Employed Women and Minorities in STEM at the Leading U.S. Science Agencies
Daniel Melendez, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and A. H. Young and D. Carlis

1031A
Retaining LGBTQ+ Students and Early Career Professionals in STEM through Holistic Engagement
K. Ryder Fox, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and A. J. Pina

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


98th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)