Satellites & Education Conference

 


03/22/02


CONTACT:
Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


Calendar
of Events

Teenagers from Around the World
to Present Solutions
on Global Warming
as Part of the
“Satellites & Education”
Conference at Cal State L.A.

Los Angeles, CA--A conference exploring the role of satellites and related technologies in education will be held at California State University, Los Angeles from Monday, March 25-Wednesday, March 27. The Satellites & Education Conference XV is the internationally recognized premier conference for educators interested in helping students appreciate and understand the complex interrelationships among science, technology, individuals, societies, and the environment while developing and applying inquiry and technology skills to study true life questions and problems.

Of interest, MY SPACE (Multinational Youth -- Studying Practical Applications for Climatic Events), made up of teenagers from all over the world, are coming specifically to give presentations about the use of satellites in their own schools for education. They are also gathering and mixing in small groups to address the concern of global warming. There will be teachers and students from England, the Ukraine, Guatemala, Mexico, Egypt, and several States (New Jersey, Connecticut, and California) presenting at this event and then working together on a solution to global warming.

The keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Murray, professor emeritus of California Institute of Technology, and president/co-founder of The Planetary Society, will present a talk entitled, “Today’s Youth--The First Planetary Culture,” on Tuesday, March 26. The conference also features breakout sessions presented by qualified educators, vendors, NOAA, and NASA representatives and scientists, as well as exhibits of software, satellite signal reception and imaging hardware, textbooks and resource materials for all grade levels.

Hosted by the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in Cal State L.A.’s Charter College of Education, in collaboration with West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Other sponsors include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing, and Lockheed-Martin.

For a complete schedule of the conference, call Paula J. Arvedson, Cal State L.A.’s Division of Curriculum and Instruction, (323) 343-6162 or go to www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/whatsnew/index.htm.

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