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Friday, October 25
 

11:00am

Power of Non-Verbal Communication in Classroom Management
Use the often neglected power of non-verbal communication to make your classroom a happy and productive one. Learn what TIMSS research  from real science classrooms tells us about non-verbals and effective classrooms.
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Kendall Zoller

President, Sierra Training Associates, Inc.
Kendall Zoller is co-author of The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010) and President of Sierra Training Associates, Inc. He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno, and University of California, Davis. He provides professional learning seminars and keynotes on a variety of topics, including facilitation skills, presentation skills and adaptive leadership to schools, districts...
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2:30pm

Shark Tracking Robots
Making waves in how we research shark behavior. In an effort to track shark motion, Dr. Lowe and his colleagues have developed a shark tracking robot to monitor and track shark movements. The development of the robot requires input from a team of partners - engineers, programmers and mathematicians. Getting a diverse group of experts to share a common language starts with mathematics, the truly common language of all STEM fields. Dr. Lowe will share with the audience how the team answers scientific questions through the design and development of the robots. This promises to be an engaging and informative session.
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Chris Lowe

Professor, CSU Long Beach

 
Saturday, October 26
 

9:30am

The Salton Sea As An Opportunity for Science Pedagogy
Dr. Krantz will virtually fly us around the Salton Sea, California's largest and very troubled lake. The flight will not only give you a birds-eye view of its austere beauty and incredible biodiversity, but also of its complex environmental problems and potential solutions. This focus of the talk will be on opportunities for science faculty and students to explore the wide range of topis involved in Salton Sea science. The talk will feature the art and science of the Salton Sea Atlas project.
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Tim Krantz

Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Redlands
Dr. Krantz has broad training and experience in environmental science and policy.  He is an authority on the flora and fauna of the San Bernardino Mountains and Southern California; he has served as the Salton Sea Database Program Manager for 15 years; and has done extensive research on the geography of wines and on the natural history of French Polynesia.  He was recently granted a Fulbright Lecture position in Vienna, Austria, where he worked on facilitating an environmental...
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11:00am

An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Tissue Development and Engineering
In this talk, we will see how the multidisciplinary principles and techniques related to science, technology, engineering and medicine are being seamlessly integrated to increase our understanding of how cells behave in health and disease so that more effective therapies can be developed in the future.

Link to Handout: PDF of PowerPoint Presentation (~7MB) 
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Kaustabh Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UC Riverside
Kaustabh Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC, Riverside. He is an interdisciplinary biomedical scientist and engineer with research interest in cellular biomechanics, vascular tissue engineering and biomaterials for organ regeneration. Prior to joining UCR, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and a research fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Children’s Hospital and...
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12:30pm

Understanding the World with Scientific Computing
Discover how scientists are pioneering exciting computational tools today that will be the future of science tomorrow. Explore several large challenging scientific questions across domains from geophysics to neuroscience and how these challenges incorporate simulation, visualization, and analytics. Gain insight into current and future trends that may be useful for the scientists of tomorrow.
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Emmett McQuinn

Software Engineer, IBM Research - Almaden

3:15pm

What Is Nanoscience and What Can We Do with It?
Nanoscience is at the basis of the enabling technology of the 21st century. This involves all academic disciplines as well as impacting electronics, energy, medicine, and all the future innovative technological applications. Be introduced to emerging research and applications of nanoscience and its fundamental link to a more in-depth K-12 science education.

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Maria Simani

Executive Director, California Science Project

 



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