Capitol College to Cosponsor National Science Education Conference
Connecting People to Science: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Conference on Science Education and Outreach July 30 - Aug. 3, 2011 Baltimore, Md.
LAUREL, Md. (May 17, 2011) – Hundreds of people working at all levels of education and outreach in space, earth, and physical science will gather at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific meeting cosponsored by the American Geophysical Union, Capitol College and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Speakers will include: best selling author and commentator on “science wars,” Chris Mooney; NASA’s Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati; famous astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson; and science education evaluator Randi Korn.
Sessions and presentations at the meeting will consider citizen science, communicating global warming in today's political climate, and “Marketing 101 for Scientists,” among many others.
Abstracts for both oral presentations and posters are still welcome and will be included in the program as space allows. The deadline for abstracts for workshops, special interest groups, and 10-minute oral papers is May 20. June 13 is the deadline for abstracts for poster papers.
The meeting offers a superb opportunity to learn from mentor educators from around the country, and to network with professionals and peers with similar interests.
Workshops and short courses for K-12 teachers are also being offered from July 30 - Aug. 3 in conjunction with this meeting. Teachers will explore the most recent developments in our understanding of the universe and the Earth’s climate, with science content and resources tied directly to national and local standards. Learn more.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a doctor of science in information assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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