Scientist Engagement in Education and Public Outreach: Sharing Effective Tools, Resources, and Stories of Success I

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Chairs:  Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States and Nicholas A Gross, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Primary Conveners:  Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Co-conveners:  Nicholas A Gross, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, Brooke C Hsu, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Laurel, MD, United States and M Alexandra Matiella Novak, Johns Hopkins University APL, Laurel, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

8:00 AM
Surveying Space Scientists’ Attitudes, Involvement, and Needs in Education and Public Outreach
Jennifer Grier1, Sanlyn Buxner1 and Nicholas McCord Schneider2, (1)Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States
8:15 AM
Why do scientists do outreach, what do we achieve, and how can we better learn from each other, and from research in this field?
Rhian Anya Salmon, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand and Heidi A Roop, GNS Science-Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
8:30 AM
Successfully Engaging Scientists in NASA Education and Public Outreach: Examples from a Teacher Professional Development Workshop Series and a Planetary Analog Festival
Andrea P Jones1, Brooke C Hsu2, Lora Bleacher3 and Andrew J Shaner1, (1)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
8:45 AM
Sky Fest: A Model of Successful Scientist Participation in E/PO
Heather Dalton, Stephanie Staples Shipp, Andrew J Shaner, Keliann LaConte and Christine B Shupla, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States
9:00 AM
Outreach Opportunities for Early Career Scientists at the Phoenix ComiCon
Lev Horodyskyj1, Sara I Walker1,2 and Jennifer H Forrester3, (1)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)University of Wyoming, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Laramie, WY, United States
9:15 AM
Engaging Scientists in Meaningful E/PO: The Universe Discovery Guides
Bonnie K Meinke1, Brandon Lawton1, Suzy Gurton2, Denise A Smith1 and James G Manning2, (1)Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA, United States
9:30 AM
NASA and Earth Science Week: a Model for Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Education and Outreach
Theresa G Schwerin1, Annette deCharon2, Eric C Brown de Colstoun3, Lin H Chambers4, Morgan Woroner1, Jessica Taylor4, Susan Callery5, Randal Jackson5, Holli Riebeek6 and Ginger J Butcher6, (1)IGES, Arlington, VA, United States, (2)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD, United States
9:45 AM
Learning From Engineering and Computer Science About Communicating The Field To The Public
Samuel L Moore and Kristen Tucek, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
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