15th Symposium on Education (Expanded View)

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Saturday, 28 January 2006
7:30 AM-7:31 AM, Saturday
Short Course and Student Conference Registration
Sunday, 29 January 2006
7:30 AM-9:00 AM, Sunday
Short Course Registration
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday
Conference Registration
5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Sunday, Exhibit Hall A2
Poster Session 1 Educational Initiatives
Organizer: Marianne J. Hayes, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, Springfield, VA
 P1.1A Decade of AMS DataStreme Courses—Teachers Using Earth System Information  extended abstract
Robert S. Weinbeck, SUNY, Brockport, NY; and I. W. Geer, J. M. Moran, D. R. Smith, E. J. Hopkins, E. W. Mills, and B. A. Blair
 P1.2Using DLESE to facilitate high quality Earth Science Education  extended abstract
Steve Michael Carlson, AMS/NOAA Project Atmosphere AREA, White Salmon, Washington
 P1.3Using DLESE to bring atmospheric and oceanographic digital resources to the classroom  
William R. Huskin, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA; and J. D. Moore
 P1.4Satellite observations in science education  
Steven A. Ackerman, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Whittaker, T. Jasmin, and L. howles
 P1.5Undergraduates Providing Weather Activities for Research and Development of Skills at Kean University (UPWARDS at Kean!)  extended abstract
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ
 P1.7Initiating Undergraduate Student Research Projects in Operational Meteorology: Kean University Operational Undergraduate Research in Meteorology & Professional Activities and Collaborative Training (KU-OUR-METPACT)  extended abstract
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ
 P1.8U.S. Air Force Graduate Research in Meteorology  
Lee A. Byerle, AWS, Papillion, NE; and R. B. Telfeyan
 P1.9Bringing cutting-edge research to the classroom: Earth2Class  extended abstract
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School/Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and G. J. Iturrino, C. M. Assumpcao, and F. D. Baggio
 P1.10AMS DataStreme programs in the Empire and Garden States  extended abstract
Michael J. Passow, White Plains Middle School/Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY; and W. D. Blanchard, C. A. Hildreth, J. D. Moore, G. G. Hofer, and J. T. Williams
 P1.11The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commitment to Developing Minority Meteorologists and Atmospheric Scientists  
R. Suseela Reddy, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and G. S. Holmes, K. N. Venable, D. J. Gavin, D. Newton, M. M. Watts, and J. L. Shoemake
 P1.12The Scientists' Notebook as a learning tool  
Barbara K. Walton-Faria, Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI
 P1.13Strategies for Broadening Participation in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Level  
Rajul E. Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO
 P1.14The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV)—A discipline agnostic tool for geoscience exploration  extended abstract
Don Murray, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and J. McWhirter
 P1.15The FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Science Summer Camp: International Training on GPS Meteorology for U.S. Students  
Ying-Hwa Kuo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Prinzi-Kimbro
 P1.17The 2005 NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) Weather Camps  
Gregory S. Jenkins, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; and L. White, E. Joseph, S. Yalda, D. Rainney, and R. Jones
 P1.18Teaching numerical weather prediction and data initialization using Richardson's model: An internet-based utility  
Gregory A. Wassel, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. A. Knox
 P1.19Summer haze hazard  
Lisa Mozer, Fernback Science Center, Atlanta, GA
 P1.20Serving diverse urban undergraduate students with AMS online earth science courses  extended abstract
Steve LaDochy, California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA; and P. Ramirez
 P1.21NASA CloudSat: Students and scientists have their heads in the clouds  
Debra K. Krumm, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Lockett
 P1.22Meteorology Week during Plymouth State University's Pakistani Teachers Institute  extended abstract
Lourdes B. Avilés, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH
 P1.23Learning Objects in Multimedia Materials: The COMET Program  
Sherwood Wang, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and P. Parrish, P. Dills, and B. Muller
 P1.24International EWOC's  extended abstract
Faye McCollum, AMS/AERA, Columbus, GA
 P1.25Enlightening lightning!  
Richard Orville, Texas A&M Univ., College Sation, TX; and D. H. House and M. F. Hibbs
 P1.26Classroom Exercises in GIS Meteorology  extended abstract
Scott T. Shipley, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, Virginia
 P1.27Assessing the Effect of Weather on Sea Turtle Nests, Daytona Beach, Florida  extended abstract
Richard K. Snow, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and M. M. Snow
 P1.28Applying interactive Learning tools in the Advanced Warning Operations Course  extended abstract
James LaDue, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and K. L. Manross, D. Morris, and P. T. Schlatter
 P1.29An interdisciplinary field course in marine and atmospheric systems  extended abstract
Mike E. Splitt, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL; and J. Windsor and K. Johnson
 P1.30A new perspective on surface weather maps  extended abstract
Steven J. Meyer, Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
 P1.31Use of the Clark Atlanta University Energy Balance Module in a Freshman Earth System Science Course  
Randal L. N. Mandock, Clark Atlanta Univ., Atlanta, GA; and G. W. Grams, I. Mills, and O. Fayanjuola
 P1.32Teaching Online Weather Studies at the University of Houston  
Sharon Zhong, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX; and R. Perna
 P1.33Teaching Online Weather Studies as a hybrid course in traditional classroom setting  extended abstract
Ravi C. Nandigam Sr., Univ. of Texas, Brownsville, TX
 P1.34Teaching meteorology at the University of Texas, El Paso  extended abstract
Thomas E. Gill, Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX
 P1.35Promotion for AMS Online Weather Studies at Del Mar College  extended abstract
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
 P1.36Progress Towards Implementation of the American Meteorological Society Online Weather Studies Course at Clark Atlanta University  
Randal L. N. Mandock, Clark Atlanta Univ., Atlanta, GA; and G. W. Grams
 P1.37Online Weather Studies Diversity Project: Enhancing an HBCU weather and climate course  extended abstract
David A. Padgett, Tennessee State Univ., Nashville, TN
 P1.38Online weather studies at Gavilan College  
Andrew H. Van Tuyl, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA
 P1.39Online Weather Studies at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI): Estrella Mountain Community College  extended abstract
George D. Greenly Jr., Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ
 P1.40Online weather studies and Weatherbug achieve: The best of both worlds.  
David Quesada, Saint Thomas Univ., Miami Gardens, FL
 P1.41Online Lab Science Course: Meeting the needs of a non-traditional student  
James E. Edson Jr., Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR
 P1.42Methodology and observations from the implementation of AMS Online Weather Studies in a junior-level college course during Spring 2005  
John A. Keyantash, California State Univ., Carson, CA
 P1.43Meteorology at Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas  
Lynn D. Millwood, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
 P1.44Meteorology and earth/space science at Heritage University  
Gregory S. Van Doren, Heritage Univ., Toppenish, WA
 P1.45Introducing Online Meteorology at New Mexico Junior College  
Roene Neu, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM; and K. Holladay
 P1.46Increasing opportunities for minority students through a meteorology course  
Joe Omojola, Southern Univ., New Orleans, LA
 P1.47Implementing the Online Weather Studies into a research base learning community  
Ricardo J. Morales-De Jesús, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
 P1.48Implementation of Online Weather Studies at Harold Washington College, Chicago, Illinois  extended abstract
Dana L. Perry, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
 P1.49Evaluation of the impact of the NWC REU program compared with other undergraduate research experiences  extended abstract
Wilson J. Gonzalez-Espada, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville, AR; and D. S. Zaras
 P1.50Developing reading skills in a fully on-line weather class  
Mary E. Dowse, Western New Mexico Univ., Silver City, NM
 P1.51Creating effective teaching strategies for broadcast meteorology instruction using online weather information  
Janet I. Halpin, Chicago State Univ., Chicago, IL
 P1.52Completely Online Weather Courses at CSUN  extended abstract
Gong-Yuh Lin, California State Univ., Northridge, California
 P1.53Bilingual Online Weather Studies: enhancing diversity through collaborations  
Erin Argyilan, Indiana Univ., Gary, IN; and A. R. Rentas
 P1.54Best Practices of Local Air Quality Outreach Programs  
Chelsea Jenkins, SHENAIR Institute, James Madison Univ., Winchester, VA; and T. Hedinger, C. J. Brodrick, and J. Giraytys
 P1.55Assessing Student's Understanding of Online Weather Media  
Matthew J. Benus, Purdue Univ., Hammond, IN
Abdalla Darwish, Dillard Univ., New Orleans, LA; and K. Foster
 P1.57A Study of Diurnal Circumference Changes in Trees by Students in Clark Atlanta University's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program  
Randal L. N. Mandock, Clark Atlanta Univ., Atlanta, GA; and B. Woods and D. James
 P1.58Weather Outside our Window: Data-Rich, Inquiry-Based Case Studies on Rocky Mountain Front Range Weather  
Sandra Laursen, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. Avallone, J. P. Hacker, W. Schreiber-Abshire, and B. Hendrickson
Monday, 30 January 2006
7:30 AM-6:00 PM, Monday
Registration Continues through Thursday, 2 February
9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, A402
Session 1 K-12 Education and Public Outreach Initiatives
Cochairs: Kathleen A. Murphy, Ladue School District, St. Louis, MO; Shirley T. Murillo, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL
9:00 AMIntroductory Remarks  
9:15 AM1.1Why Scientists Must Move Beyond K-12 Classroom Visits to Active Participants in Professional Development Courses for Teachers  extended abstract wrf recording
Andrea Dawn Melvin, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. A. Kloesel, D. S. Arndt, L. A. Gmachl, and M. A. Shafer
9:30 AM1.2The NWS outreach program for teachers and students, a new business model  
Ron Gird, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
9:45 AM1.3NOAA's Environmental Literacy Grants Program  
Carrie McDougall, NOAA, Washington, DC; and S. Schoedinger
10:00 AM1.4Satellite meteorology resources for K-16 educators and students  
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. A. Ackerman
10:15 AMCoffee Break in Meeting Room Foyer  
10:45 AM1.5NOAA Educational Programs Helping Teachers and Students  
Nina L. Jackson, NOAA/NESDIS, Brandywine, MD
1.6Oceans to classrooms with national marine sanctuaries  extended abstract
Michiko J. Martin, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Dudchik, D. Bizot, D. Hayes, C. Sakas, and A. McCurdy
11:00 AM1.6AThe Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS): "Hands-On" Science for Communities Right in their own Backyards  extended abstract wrf recording
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, R. C. Cifelli, and J. Turner
11:15 AM1.7Advanced atmosphere workshop for certified GLOBE teachers  extended abstract wrf recording
Tina J. Cartwright, West Virginia Univ./Community Technical College, Institute, WV; and S. Fleegel
11:30 AM1.8EWOC 2006 – An international conference to promote meteorological and oceanographic education  extended abstract wrf recording
David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; and S. Q. Foster and M. Walker
11:45 AM1.9Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary/National Geographic Field Study  
John D. Moore, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, NJ; and A. Tranchitella
12:00 PM-1:10 PM, Monday
Plenary Session 1 AMS Forum Kick-Off Luncheon (Cash & Carry available in the Meeting Room Foyer)
Chairs: Sue Grimmond, King's College, London United Kingdom; Steven Hanna, Harvard Univ., Boston, MA; Mark Andrews, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
12:00 PMPL1.1Forum opening  
Gregory S. Forbes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; and M. Andrews, C. S. B. Grimmond, and S. R. Hanna
12:10 PMPL1.2How should we compare and evaluate urban land surface models?  
Martin Best, Met Office, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Stanley Changnon, Changnon Climatologist, Mahomet, IL
1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday, A402
Session 2 K-12 Educational Outreach Activities for Space Weather
Cochairs: David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; Genene M. Fisher, AMS, Washington, DC
1:30 PM2.1Windows to the Universe: A growing educational resource with new climate and space weather content, Spanish-language pages, and ways to collaborate  
Roberta Johnson, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Gardiner, R. Russell, M. LaGrave, J. Genyuk, J. Bergman, and T. Metcalfe
2:00 PM2.2Education and Public Outreach with a NASA Space Weather Mission (SDO)  
Emilie Drobnes, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland; and D. Scherrer, D. Pesnell, and B. Thompson
2:15 PM2.3NASA's THEMIS Mission and the Involvement of Schools  
N. Craig, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA; and L. M. Peticolas
2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Monday
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break (M2)
4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Monday, A402
Joint Session 1 Educational Outreach Activities for Space Weather (Joint with 15th Symposium on Education and 3rd Symposium on Space Weather)
Cochairs: Genene Fisher, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC; David R. Smith, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
4:00 PMJ1.1Space Weather in CPR classes? From Science to Practice!   wrf recording
Margaret Lynn Fowke, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
4:15 PMJ1.2Where and Why Does Space Weather Occur?  extended abstract wrf recording
Patrick S. Market, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and D. J. Knipp
4:30 PMJ1.3Using NASA Space Data in K-12 Education  
Arthur I. Poland, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; and G. Colon and E. Felicite-Maurice
J1.4The Space Public Outreach Team: A model for K-12 public outreach in Montana  
Henry D. Winter III, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT; and D. E. McKenzie
4:45 PMJ1.4ASpace Weather Education on Windows to the Universe  
Randy Russell, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Johnson, S. Q. Foster, J. Bergman, E. Gardiner, J. Genyuk, and M. LaGrave
5:30 PM, Monday
Sessions end for the day (M)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Monday
Formal Opening of Exhibits with Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM, Monday
Holton Symposium Banquet
Tuesday, 31 January 2006
8:30 AM-12:15 PM, Tuesday, A402
Session 3 University and Professional Education
Cochairs: Diane M. Stanitski, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA; Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
8:30 AM3.1Evaluating learning and performance in the Warning Decision Training Branch's Distance Learning Operation Courses  extended abstract wrf recording
Brandon Albert Miller, School of Earth and Atmopsheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and B. N. Grant and W. J. Gonzalez-Espada
8:45 AM3.2Successful statewide public safety outreach: cultivating technology and andragogy in Oklahoma  extended abstract wrf recording
Derek Arndt, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and A. Reader
9:00 AM3.3The COMET Residence Program at 15: the changing face of classroom education  extended abstract wrf recording
Gregory Byrd, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and W. Abshire
9:15 AM3.4Enhancing diversity in the geosciences through national dissemination of AMS Online Weather Studies and Online Ocean Studies at minority serving institutions  extended abstract wrf recording
Ira W. Geer, AMS, Washington, DC; and E. W. Mills, J. M. Moran, R. S. Weinbeck, W. A. Porter, J. L. Harris, J. A. Brey, and W. R. Foniri
9:30 AM3.5The Jackson State University Meteorology Program's Role In Undergraduate Atmospheric Science Training And Research  extended abstract wrf recording
Quinton L. Williams, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and R. S. Reddy, L. White, H. P. Liu, M. M. Watts, and J. L. Shoemake
9:45 AMFormal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break  
11:00 AM3.6Tablet PC: an educational aid for lecture-based survey meteorology courses  extended abstract wrf recording
Donna J. Charlevoix, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and S. K. Jackman and T. E. Twine
11:15 AM3.7Using an Active-Learning Quiz Series in an Introductory Meteorology College Course  extended abstract wrf recording
Neil F. Laird, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and L. A. Golson, K. E. Wood, and K. Feasel
11:30 AM3.8The design of effective teaching materials for climate change science  
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA
11:45 AM3.9Relative humidity: What do students know about it?  extended abstract wrf recording
Sherman E. Fredrickson, NOAA/NSSL; and P. L. Heinselman, W. J. Gonzalez-Espada, and D. Zaras
12:00 PM3.10Problem based learning: meteorological instrumentation  extended abstract
Paul J. Croft, Kean Univ., Union, NJ
11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Tuesday
Exhbits Open (T)
12:15 PM, Tuesday
Plenary Session Presidential Forum with Boxed Lunch (Lunch will be available for purchase outside the meeting room.)
1:45 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday, A402
Joint Session 4 Tools to Enhance Weather and Climate Data Use in the Classroom (Joint with 15th Symposium on Education and 22nd Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems)
Cochairs: Rajul E. Pandya, UCAR/SOARS, Boulder, CO; Thomas M. Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1:45 PMJ4.1LEAD education initiatives  extended abstract wrf recording
Sepideh Yalda, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and R. D. Clark and E. Joseph
2:00 PMJ4.2Using ocean observing system data to promote ocean science literacy in the southeast U.S.  
Mary C. Greganti, Univ. of Georgia, Savannah, GA; and J. R. Nelson and C. Simoniello
2:15 PMJ4.3NOAA's NowCOAST: A GIS-Web Mapping Portal to Discover and Display Real-Time Coastal Observations, Satellite Imagery and NOAA Forecasts  extended abstract wrf recording
Michael Allard, Coast Survey Development Laboratory, National Ocean Service, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Wengren and J. G. W. Kelley
2:30 PMJ4.4Tools for Exploring NASA Earth Observing System Climate Data in K-12 Classrooms  extended abstract wrf recording
Erica J. Alston, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; and L. H. Chambers, C. S. Phelps, P. C. Oots, and S. W. Moore
2:45 PMJ4.5The NCAR climate and global change professional development program  
Dennis L. Ward, UCAR, Boulder, Colorado; and R. M. Johnson, S. Henderson, R. Russell, L. Gardiner, S. Gallagher, K. Meymaris, and J. Genyuk
3:00 PMCoffee Break in Exhibit Hall  
3:30 PMJ4.6DLESE Teaching Boxes and Web Services: A learning context for using data in the classroom  
Lynne K. Davis, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Weatherley
3:45 PMJ4.7An earth science web site for Randolph High School  extended abstract wrf recording
Christopher Duvall, Randolph High School, Randolph, NJ
4:00 PMJ4.8A modern, PC/Mac visualization tool for K-20 students  extended abstract
Renee A. McPherson, OCS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. M. Wolfinbarger, J. B. Basara, A. D. Melvin, and D. S. Arndt
4:15 PMJ4.9Enhancing weather and climate data use in the classroom with multimedia modules  
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and N. Gardiner
4:30 PMJ4.10A progress report on the Hands—on interdisciplinary laboratory program: an approach to strengthen the weather radar curriculum at the University of Oklahoma  extended abstract
M. Yeary, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. A. Dubois, T. Y. Yu, R. D. Palmer, M. Biggerstaff, L. D. Fink, and C. Ahern
4:45 PMJ4.11Curriculum Development in Atmospheric Instrumentation for Undergraduates  extended abstract
Melanie Wetzel, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV; and W. P. Arnott
5:00 PMJ4.12The UNF Advanced Weather Information Systems Laboratory: A novel approach to information systems for Engineering Education  
Patrick T. Welsh, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; and J. D. Lambert
5:15 PMJ4.13Beyond Bob Dylan: Integrating music and video into meteorology courses  
John A. Knox, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
5:30 PM, Tuesday
Sessions end for the day (T)
Wednesday, 1 February 2006
11:00 AM-7:30 PM, Wednesday
Exhibits Open (W)
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Wednesday
Lunch Break (Cash & Carry available in the Exhibit Hall) (W)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Wednesday
Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar)
7:30 PM, Wednesday
AMS Annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, 2 February 2006
12:00 AM, Thursday
Symposium Ends
3:00 PM-3:30 PM, Thursday
AMS iPod Raffle in Exhibit Hall

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