85th AMS Annual Meeting

: 14th Symp on Education

14th Symp on Education

- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting

Sunday, 9 January 2005

6:00 AM-6:00 AM: Sunday, 9 January 2005


7:30 AM-7:30 AM: Sunday, 9 January 2005

Short Course Registration

9:00 AM-5:40 PM: Sunday, 9 January 2005

Conference Registration

5:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 9 January 2005

Poster Session 1
Education and Outreach Initiatives
Sponsor: 14th Symp on Education
Organizers: Marianne J. Hayes, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools; Kathleen A. Murphy, Ladue School District

Satellite meteorology for middle and high school students and teachers
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. A. Ackerman, T. H. Achtor, and J. Brunner

Making NASA Earth Observing System satellite data accessible to the K-12 and citizen scientist communities
Lin H. Chambers, NASA/LRC, Hampton, VA; and A. J. Dalton, C. S. Phelps, P. C. Oots, S. W. Moore, and F. M. Mims III


Poster PDF (892.0 kB)
Using DLESE to Build the Earth Inforamtion System
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ; and W. R. Huskin

Using Climatological and geological history to develop a physical model that describes changes in stream morphology in the upper Dearborn river.
Sarah Tolan, State College Area High School/AERA, State College, PA; and W. Weiss, J. Greenberg, M. Bell, S. Podwika, and C. Stachowski

Poster PDF (390.0 kB)
The greenhouse effect: web based instructional materials for non-science majors
Isidoros Doxas, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and K. Garvin-Doxas and F. Bagenal

Teaching of Meteorology to Non- Science Majors using Real-Time Datastream, Integrated Data Viewer and Interactive Technologies.
Elen Cutrim, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; and R. Nogueira and J. Mitchell

The Significance of Online Weather Studies to Fire Science
William M. Welton, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS

Weather Studies in Fort Valley State university - A realistic Approach
Osondu I,N Latimor M. III, PAGE, Fort Valley, GA

Teaching Online Meteorology in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Terrence G. Miller, South Texas College (formerly South Texas Community College), Weslaco, Texas

Online Weather Studies at SUNY / Old Westbury
Judith Weinstein-Lloyd, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY

Poster PDF (13.6 kB)
Online Weather Studies as an Ideal General Science Course
Serhii Kalynovs'kyi, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD

Incorporating Online Weather Studies into a Physical Geography Course Curriculum
David A. Padgett, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Implementation of AMS Online Weather Studies at Pasadena City College
David N. Douglass, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA; and Y. L. O'Connor

Completely online weather courses
Gong-Yuh Lin, California State University , Northridge, Northridge, California

Weather in the West: A new perspective on weather education in a science center
Jason C. Shafer, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. D. Andrade


Poster PDF (234.9 kB)
Using WES Activities to reach At-Risk Students
Frankie C. Vann, Sampson County Schools Alternative Program/AERA, Clinton, NC


Poster PDF (22.2 kB)
Use of AMS Education Program Products in a cross-country, primary-elementary vertical grade collaboration
Freida D. Blink, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV; and S. K. Henke

The sea & sky connection
Ann T. Kelly, Our Lady of Sorrows School, St. Louis, MO

Understanding Weather Helps in Storm Chasing–Storm Chasing Helps Understand Weather: A Win-Win Situation
Joshua J. Jans, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; and C. S. Keen

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)
The educational activities of the Royal Meteorological Society
J. Malcolm Walker, Royal Meteorological Society, Reading, United Kingdom

Poster PDF (148.6 kB)
Teaching High School Meteorology through Live Event Learning
Craig R. Wolter, AMS/AERA and Windom Area High School, Windom, MN

Poster PDF (114.7 kB)
Program on Education, Research and International Training for Students and Junior Scientists in Atmospheric Sciences
Ying-Hwa Kuo, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and F. Chen


Poster PDF (481.9 kB)
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS): Citizen Science for Volunteers and Preciptiation Information for Decision Makers
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS Network/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. Cifelli, N. Doesken, C. Gimmestad, and C. Spears

Professional Development for Undergraduate Minority Meteorology Students Through NWS Summer Internship Programs and Individual NOAA Grants.
John L. Shoemake Sr., Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and M. Watts, R. S. Reddy, G. Holmes, S. Ivey, B. DeShields, K. Hair, L. Kennard, M. Jones, and T. Hartwell

NASA's systems solutions for earth science education
Diane Schweizer, NASA, Washington, DC; and P. Coble and F. Lindsay

Multi-Temporal Change Detection Analysis of Beach Erosion using Satellite Remote Sensing
Valentina S. David, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL

Poster PDF (593.4 kB)
Meteorology for the Texas Teacher
Jimmy Rozell II, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX

Lightning-caused recreation deaths and injuries
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ

Poster PDF (117.6 kB)
Lightning casualties and their proximity to surrounding cloud-to-ground lightning
Megan M. Lengyel, University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, Norman, OK; and H. E. Brooks, R. E. Holle, and M. A. Cooper, MD

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
Investigating the chemical properties of Milky Stream in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in Montana
Timothy Howell, State College High School and AERA, State College, PA; and K. McPherson, M. Selzer, and R. Shaak

Poster PDF (401.4 kB)
Hyperthermia Deaths of Children in Vehicles
Jan Null, San Francisco State University, Saratoga, CA, US Virgin Islands

Forecast consulting as an educational tool
Louis A. Bowers, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and J. F. Brodie, R. Dunk, A. V. Durante, J. R. Klein, M. R. Lanza, and M. A. Sannutti

Enlightening Lightning! Coupling Earth Systems Research to K-12 Education Using Planetarium Presentations
Richard E. Orville, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and D. House and M. Hibbs

Elementary School Earth Systems Science Collaboration Project
Thomas P. Kelly, Grandville Public Schools, Grandville, MI; and D. Davis

Educating Aviators in Visualizing Weather
Scott R. Winter, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; and C. S. Keen

Poster PDF (2.7 MB)
Earth2Class—expanding opportunities to link classroom teachers and research scientists
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School, White Plains, NY and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Colubmia University, Palisades, NY; and G. J. Iturrino


Poster PDF (29.7 kB)
AMS @ LDEO: follow-up opportunities for AMS education program participants
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School, White Plains, NY and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY


Poster PDF (27.9 kB)
Development Workshops for Middle School Teachers on Topics in Atmospheric Science
Natalie D Murray, University of Arizona Department of Atmospheric Science, Tucson, Arizona; and T. Canizo

Developing Online Precipitation Visualization Systems for Education
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CSISS, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and H. Rui, W. Teng, and L. Chiu


Poster PDF (288.7 kB)
DataStreme: Weather from the AMS to the Classroom
Hector Ibarra, AMS/AERA, Iowa City, IA; and R. Wolf

DataStreme meeting extras: taking teachers a step further through delightful demos, fantastic fieldtrips, and terrific tours
James A. Brey, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI; and J. Clark, J. Moore, and B. Smith

Clouds from top to bottom
Randy Furman, AMS Education Resource Agent, Milaca, MN

Capitalizing on cloudscapes and other cloud opportunities as teaching resources
H. Michael Mogil, How the WeatherWorks, Rockville, MD

Ballooning, the Hindenburg story and a Student Experiment
Jee-Yon Lee, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Cheongju, Deajeon, South Korea; and H. S. Yoo and J. S. Kim

An examination of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other vorticies using the EPIC Model
Christopher J. Melick, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and H. Md. Anip, A. Kunz, R. Morales-Juberias, A. R. Lupo, and P. S. Market

Poster PDF (730.7 kB)
AMS Pre-College Student Chapters: Touching the Future
Kathleen A. Murphy, Ladue School District, St. Louis, MO

Alvernia and Cabrini Colleges: Adaptations of Educational Initiatives
George W. Rumpp, Alvernia College, Reading and Cabrini College, Radnor, PA; and P. E. Rumpp

Poster PDF (269.2 kB)
A new freshman-level course in Meteorology at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
Ravi C. Nandigam, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX, Brownsville, TX

A weather degree program for the new millennium: phase II
Kenneth E. Parsons, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and M. R. Sinclair, C. James, and R. Tomkins


Poster PDF (99.7 kB)
"Hands-on" diversity: Training underrepresented students through atmospheric experimentation
Joseph Everette, Howard University, Washington, DC; and J. D. Fuentes, D. D. Venable, V. R. Morris, B. Demoz, P. Kucera, G. S. Jenkins, F. Nzeffe, M. L. Robjhon, S. Walford, and R. Connell

Using near-real-time data in K-6 educational outreach
Walter C. Oechel, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; and D. DeRoma, D. Ross, N. Taylor, C. Kelly, and J. Verfaillie

The chemistry of the environment
Glendora Carter, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX

Jennifer Lockett, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and D. K. Krumm

Poster PDF (623.8 kB)

Monday, 10 January 2005

6:00 AM-6:00 AM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Mon 10 Jan

7:30 AM-7:30 AM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Registration continues through Thursday, 13 January

9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Joint Session 1
Education Out Reach Activities on Living in the Coastal Zone (Joint between the 14th Symp on Education and the Symp on living in the Coastal Zone)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 14th Symp on Education; and the AMS Forum: Living in the Coastal Zone )
Organizers: David R. Smith, U.S. Naval Academy; Leonard J. Pietrafesa, North Carolina State University

  9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks: David R. Smith
David R. Smith, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

  9:15 AM
  9:45 AM
The centers for ocean sciences education excellence (COSEE): a growing national network
Cheryl L. Peach, SIO/Univ. Of California, La Jolla, CA; and S. R. Franks and S. B. Cook

  10:00 AM
Lessons Learned. . . Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence: Central Gulf of Mexico (COSEE:CGOM) Nonformal and formal education
Sharon H. Walker, University of Southern Mississippi and J. L. Scott Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Biloxi, MS; and S. A. Brown, S. Culipher-Ross, J. Kastler, J. Dindo, M. Spranger, R. Tinnin, R. D. Brook, P. Tuddenham, T. Bishop, and J. May-Brett

  10:15 AM
Rip current training for coastal forecasters
Kevin Fuell, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and K. Olson and T. Schott


  10:30 AM
Education and the Integrated Ocean Observing System
Blanche W. Meeson, Ocean.US, Arlington, VA


  10:45 AM
Education & public outreach for the NASA Aquarius Mission
Annette DeCharon, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, ME


  11:00 AM
The Maury Project and DataStreme Ocean: Teaching teachers about the coastal zone
David R. Smith, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and I. W. Geer, J. M. Moran, and R. S. Weinbeck

  11:30 AM
Coffee Break in Poster session room

10:15 AM-10:15 AM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Coffee Break in Poster Session Room

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Lunch Break

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

K-12 and Popular Initiatives
Sponsor: 14th Symp on Education
Organizers: Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD; Kathleen A. Murphy, Ladue School District

  1:30 PM
STORM-E: A Weather Simulation
Jane Neuenschwander, NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future, Wheeling, WV; and C. Mitsch

  1:45 PM
The Great UK Weather Watch
J. Malcolm Walker, Royal Meteorological Society, Reading, United Kingdom

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)
  2:00 PM
Lightning safety for schools: An update
James B. Lushine, NOAA/NWS, Miami, FL; and W. P. Roeder and R. J. Vavrek

  2:15 PM
  2:30 PM
EdGCM: Enhancing Climate Education Through Climate Modeling Research Projects
Mark A. Chandler, NASA/GISS at Columbia University, New York, NY; and S. J. Richards and M. F. Shopsin


  2:45 PM
  3:00 PM
Educating an informed citizenry: What should every student know about the oceans?
Robert Stewart, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Poster PDF (86.8 kB)
  3:15 PM
AMS DataStreme courses - preparing teachers to use Earth system information
Robert S. Weinbeck, SUNY, Brockport, NY; and I. W. Geer, J. M. Moran, E. W. Mills, E. J. Hopkins, D. R. Smith, and B. A. Blair

  3:30 PM
The NOAA and NWS outreach program for educators
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. simensky

  3:45 PM
Developing a GIS Using Real Time Earth Data: A Study of the Earth System
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ

  4:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Tsunamis: Generation and Effects!
Steve Michael Carlson, AMS/NOAA Project Atmosphere AREA, White Salmon, Washington

  4:15 PM
Formal Poster viewing with Coffee Break

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

5:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Sessions End for the day

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005


7:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 10 January 2005

Suki Manabe Symposium Banquet

Tuesday, 11 January 2005

6:00 AM-6:00 AM: Tuesday, 11 January 2005


8:30 AM-12:15 PM: Tuesday, 11 January 2005

University Educational Initiatives
Sponsor: 14th Symp on Education
Organizers: Donna J. Charlevoix, University of Illinois; Paul J. Croft, Kean University

  8:30 AM
  9:15 AM
A hands-on interdisciplinary laboratory program: an approach to strengthen the weather radar curriculum at the University of Oklahoma
M. Yeary, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and T. Yu, R. Palmer, M. Biggerstaff, and L. D. Fink


  9:45 AM
Attempts towards introducing an Online Weather Studies course in a rural college
Safianu Rabiu, Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin, Virginia 23851, Franklin, VA

  10:00 AM
Online Weather Studies in a 2-year program in Applied Meteorology at West Virginia State University
Tina J. Cartwright, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV; and S. Fleegel

  10:15 AM
Climatology at a tribal college
Subodh K. Singh, Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD

  10:30 AM
Attempting to improve communications skills: A senior capstone seminar course in meteorology
David R. Smith, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and T. D. Sikora, B. B. Yoakum, and R. M. Kyhos

  10:45 AM
An assessment of the added value of a written course project in a general meteorology course
Kenneth E. Parsons, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and A. Beck and P. McElwain

  11:00 AM
Coffee Break

11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 11 January 2005

Exhibits Open

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 11 January 2005

Joint Session 7
Cyberinfrastructure to support atmospheric and Oceanic Education: Examples and strategies (Joint with 21IIPS and Education)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 14th Symp on Education; and the 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology )
Organizers: Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin; Rajul Pandya, UCAR

  1:45 PM
The National Forum for Geosciences Information Technology (“FIGIT”)
Kelvin K. Droegemeier, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and R. B. Wilhelmson

  2:00 PM
Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD): Architecture, Technology Road Map and Deployment Strategy
Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and V. Chandrasekar, R. Clark, D. Gannon, S. Graves, E. Joseph, M. Ramamurthy, R. Wilhelmson, K. Brewster, B. Domenico, T. Leyton, V. R. Morris, D. Murray, B. Plale, R. Ramachandran, D. Reed, J. Rushing, D. Weber, A. Wilson, M. Xue, and S. Yalda


  2:15 PM
Sepideh Yalda, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; and R. Clark, E. Joseph, J. Alameda, T. Baltzer, K. Droegemeier, D. Bender, and W. Yarnell

  2:30 PM
  2:45 PM
Open Source technologies in science education: what's your geek IQ?
Stephen L. Arnold, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA


  3:00 PM
Issues and trends in meteorology and hydrology and their implications for COMET scientific training
Gregory Byrd, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and D. Wesley, T. Spangler, W. Schreiber-Abshire, T. Dulong, and M. Kelsch


  3:30 PM
Supporting Earth Science Education with Online Visualization and Analysis Information Systems
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CSISS, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. Berrick, G. Leptoukh, L. Pham, H. Rui, S. Shen, W. Teng, and T. Zhu


  4:00 PM
An update on MADIS observation ingest, integration, quality control, and distribution capabilities
Patricia A. Miller, NOAA/ERL/FSL, Boulder, CO; and M. F. Barth and L. A. Benjamin*

  4:30 PM
Satellite Observations for Science Education
Steve Ackerman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Web-based distance learning at Penn State University: Beyond shovelware

  5:00 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 11 January 2005

Exhibits Open

Thursday, 13 January 2005

5:30 PM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 13 January 2005

Conference Ends