Amazing technologies and capabilities that contribute to STEM

Session ID#: 1816

Session Description:
NASA and other agencies play an essential role in EPO to inspire, engage and educate. The remarkable science discoveries, knowledge, and research are shared with audiences through a variety of technologies such as web portals, mobile apps, citizen science/crowdsourcing applications, and the serving of NASA data as commodities for use by advanced visualization facilities including planetariums.  This contributes to improving teaching and learning, increasing scientific literacy of the general public, and enriching STEM efforts. This session seeks talks and demonstrations that: Describe existing capabilities, technologies, tools and facilities that contribute to EPO; exciting projects and programs in development; and what other awesome technology ideas that will greatly benefit EPO and STEM.
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • PA - Public Affairs
Index Terms:

0805 Elementary and secondary education [EDUCATION]
0810 Post-secondary education [EDUCATION]
0820 Curriculum and laboratory design [EDUCATION]
0845 Instructional tools [EDUCATION]
Primary Convener:  Emily Law, CalTech JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States
Co-conveners:  Kristen J Erickson, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Brian Hamilton Day, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Exploring the Universe with the Worldwide Telescope
Jonathan E Fay, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, United States
Keck Geology Consortium Lava Project: Undergraduate Research Linking Natural and Experimental Basaltic Lava Flows
Jeffrey Alan Karson1, Richard W Hazlett2, Robert Wysocki1, Mary E Bromfield1, Nicholas C Browne2, Nell C Davis3, Christopher G Pelland4, Willa L Rowan5 and Kelsa A Warner6, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Pomona College, Claremont, CA, United States, (3)Williams College, Williamstown, MA, United States, (4)Lafayette College, Easton, PA, United States, (5)Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, United States, (6)Sewanee The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, United States
Astronomy and Geology Vocabulary, I.e. "NASA Words" in Native American Languages
Andrea Angrum, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Claudia J Alexander, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Melba Martin, Chinle Unified School District, Chinle, AZ, United States
Using Globe Browsing Systems in Planetariums to Take Audiences to Other Worlds.
Carter Burwell Emmart, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
My NASA DATA: Earth System Science Data for Formal and Informal Education
Preston M Lewis Jr1, Daniel Oostra1, Tina Harte1, Sarah Crecelius1 and Lin H Chambers2, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Lessons from Providing Professional Development in Remote Sensing for Community College Instructors
Jeannette E Allen, Sigma Space Corporation, Lanham, MD, United States
Immersive Theater - a Proven Way to Enhance Learning Retention
Patricia H Reiff1, Laurie Zimmerman2, Stacia Spillane2 and Carolyn Sumners3, (1)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Houston Independent School District, Research, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Houston Museum of Natural Science, Astronomy, Houston, TX, United States
Training Educators to Teach the Sun and Space Weather Using a Kit of Tools
Amy M Keesee, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States and Todd Ensign, NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center, Fairmont, WV, United States
Enhanced STEM Learning with the GeoMapApp Data Exploration Tool
Andrew M Goodwillie, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observ, Palisades, NY, United States and The IEDA Team
NASA’s “Images of Change” App and the Power of Interactive Visuals
Alex H Kasprak, Kyle Jordan Mansfield, Alexander Novati, Nancy Leon, Randal Jackson and Michael Greene, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Fostering Outreach, Education and Exploration of the Moon Using the Lunar Mapping & Modeling Portal
Kyle Dodge1, Emily Law1, Shan Malhotra1, George Chang1, Richard M Kim1, Bach Bui1, Syed Sadaqathullah1 and Brian Hamilton Day2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, United States
Free and Innovative Teaching Resources for STEM Educators
William J Weber1, Jeff McWhirter2 and Douglas Dirks1, (1)UCAR/UNIDATA, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Geode Systems, LLC, Boulder, CO, United States
The Future of Web Maps in Next Generation Textbooks
David DiBiase and Sathya Prasad, ESRI, Redlands, CA, United States
NASA's “Eyes On The Solar System:” A Real-time, 3D-Interactive Tool to Teach the Wonder of Planetary Science
Kevin Hussey, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Integration and Exploitation of Advanced Visualization and Data Technologies to Teach STEM Subjects
Mark Alan Brandon, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7, United Kingdom and Kat H Garrow, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
SPACE 365: Upgraded App for Aviation and Space-Related Information and Program Planning
Steven Williams1, Jane E Maples2 and Carter E Castle2, (1)Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Marshall Space Flight Center, Center for Internal Mobile Applications, Huntsville, AL, United States
Shaping Watersheds Exhibit: An Interactive, Augmented Reality Sandbox for Advancing Earth Science Education
Sarah E Reed1, Oliver Kreylos2,3, Sherry Hsi1, Louise H Kellogg2,3, Geoffrey Schladow4,5, M. Burak Yikilmaz2,3, Heather Segale5, Julie Silverman6, Steve Yalowitz7 and Elissa Sato8, (1)University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, KeckCAVES, Davis, CA, United States, (3)UC Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States, (4)University of California Davis, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Davis, CA, United States, (5)University of California Davis, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Davis, CA, United States, (6)ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington, VT, United States, (7)Audience Viewpoints Consulting, Herndon, VA, United States, (8)University of California Berkeley, Studies in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education, Berkeley, CA, United States
Bringing 3D Printing to Geophysical Science Education
Alexandra Boghosian1, Margie Turrin1 and David Felton Porter2, (1)LDEO of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Bringing Live Astronomy into the Classroom and to the General Public
Paul R Cox, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Outreach/education interface for Cryosphere models using the Virtual Ice Sheet Laboratory
Eric Y Larour1, Daria J Halkides1, Victor Romero2, Daniel L Cheng3 and Gilberto Perez3, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, CA, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
JPL Earth Science Center Visualization Multitouch Table
Richard Kim, Kyle Dodge, Shan Malhotra and George Chang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Taking Outreach to New Heights with SOFIA
Randi Wold-Brennon, Hui Malama at Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences PCS, Pahoa, HI, United States and Jo Dodds, Twin Falls School District, Twin Falls, ID, United States
Redesigning NASA Earthdata to Become Powered by EOSDIS Components 
Ross Bagwell1, Jeff Siarto1, Min Minnie Wong2, Kevin J Murphy1 and Brett Dean McLaughlin1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Columbus Technologies and Services Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Mark Mckay, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, John Peter Arvedson, Satellite Educators Association, Pasadena, CA, United States and Paula Arvedson, California State University, Los Angeles, Education, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Virtual Exploration of Earth's Evolution
Ariel D Anbar1, Geoffrey Bruce2, Steven C Semken3, Roger E Summons4, Sanlyn Buxner5, Lev Horodyskyj6, Benjamin Kotrc4, Jessica Swann7, Sheri L Klug Boonstra7 and Carol Oliver8, (1)Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)Arizona State Univ, Mesa, AZ, United States, (7)Mars Space Flight Facility, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (8)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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