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Mobile Lab Coalition Conference 2019 Agenda

Conference fee includes 2 lunches, 1 group dinner, and appetizers at poster reception.
Tuesday, June 25

Location:
Residence Inn & Suites Downtown Atlanta

134 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303
Floor 2

5:30-7:30 pm Early Check-In/Conference Registration

6:00-7:30 pm Complimentary Networking Event at Residence Inn & Suites

7:30-9:00 pm Dinner On Own (Mary Mac’s or Meehan’s Pub)

Wednesday, June 26

Locations:
Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences (COASEC)
25 Park Pl NE #2500, Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia State University’s Aderhold Building (GSU)
50 Poplar Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Breakfast on your own. Guests at Residence Inn & Suites will have breakfast included in room rate.

7:30-8:30 am Registration and Networking (COASEC, Reception Hall)
Coffee & Pastries Provided

8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introductions from Mobile Lab Coalition Conference Representatives Dr. Barbara Baumstark and Dr. Michelle Ezeoke (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

8:45-9:00 am Program Introductions – Round 1 (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

9:00-10:30 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Meisa Salaita (COASEC, Lecture Hall)
Atlanta Science Festival Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:35 am Workshop Concurrent Sessions (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

Session 1: STEM Education with the Mobile Fab Lab

Jonathan Doctorick, Technical and Education Manager of the Fab Lab

Session 2: Collaborations and Partnerships – Building a Network for Success

Lori Harvey, Manager of STEM Educational Outreach and CSR Programs at Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.

11:35-1:00 pm Lunch (COASEC, Reception Hall)

12:00-1:00 pm MLC Business Meeting (COASEC, Meeting Room)

1:00-1:15 pm Program Introductions – Round 2 (GSU, Room 24)

1:15-2:15 pm Plenary Session: The Findings Group, LLC: Evaluation 101 (GSU, Room 24)
Dr. Tom McKlin, Director of The Findings Group, LLC

2:20-3:10 pm Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 3: From Audience Insights to Program Design: Listening, Learning, and Creating with Community Every Step of the Way (GSU, Room 203)

Maritza Hernandez-Bravo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Lindsey Housel, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Session 4: Te(a)ch for Mobile Labs: Resources for Interactive Teaching on Mobile Labs (GSU, Room 205)

Dr. Carla Romney, Director of Research at Boston University School of Medicine CityLab
Dr. Don DeRosa, Director of Boston University School of Medicine CityLab and MobileLab

3:10-3:25 pm Break

3:25-4:15 pm Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 5: The Tall Short Physics Bus: Smaller and Better Than Ever! (GSU, Room 203)

Bruce Bayly, Associate Professor of Mathematics at University of Arizona
Erik Herman, Founder of The Physics Bus

Session 6: Writing My Next Grant! (GSU, Room 205)

Dr. Patricia Irizarry, Director of Outreach and Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Dr. Don DeRosa, Director of Boston University School of Medicine CityLab and MobileLab
Dr. Carla Romney, Director of Research at Boston University School of Medicine CityLab

5:00-5:15 pm GSU Panther Shuttle Arrival at Hotel and Pick Up Time for Group Dinner

6:00-9:00 pm Group Dinner at the Painted Pin, Atlanta, GA
Reception with Heavy Appetizers

Thursday, June 26

Locations:
Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences (COASEC)
25 Park Pl NE #2500, Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia State University’s Aderhold Building (GSU)
50 Poplar Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Breakfast on your own. Guests at Residence Inn & Suites will have breakfast included in room rate.

7:30-8:30 am Registration (COASEC, Reception Hall)
Coffee & Pastries Provided

8:30-9:30 am Keynote Speaker: Jason Martin (COASEC, Lecture Hall)
Executive Director, STE(A)M Truck

9:30-9:45 am Program Introductions Round 3 (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-10:50 am Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 7: Osceola’s STEM Mobile Lab: Every Student, Future Ready (GSU, Room 203)

Melanie Stefanowicz, Executive Director, Secondary & Post Secondary Career and Technical Education, The School District of Osceola County, Florida
Magen Palo, Resource Teacher, The School District of Osceola County, Florida
Rachelle Sole, Resource Teacher, The School District of Osceola County, Florida

Session 8: Expanding College and Career Options with a Mobile Lab (GSU, Room 205)

Rich Elsasser, Executive Director, Region 13 Education Service Center
Harry Kurtz, President, Triune Specialty Trailers
Millie Klein, Deputy Executive Director, Region 13 Education Service Center
Sally Partridge, Associate Director, Region 13 Education Service Center

11:00-11:50 am Plenary Session: Empowering Generations Through Science Collaborations (GSU, Building 24)
Dr. Patrick Enderle, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University College of Education
K-8 Science Educators: Gretchen Gose, Brenda Rivera, and Sakenna Washington

12:00-2:45 pm Lunch (Food Trucks) and Mobile Lab Viewing (GSU, Stadium/Turner Field)
Transportation to Turner Field (5 minutes)

Mobile Labs Included:
Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program (Atlanta, GA)
This program brings college undergraduate and graduate students to K-12th grade classrooms across the state of Georgia to teach science lessons using teaching modules with hands-on inquiry-based activities. The program has reached more than 325,000 K-12 students in Georgia.

Osceola Mobile Stem Lab
(Osceola County, FL)
The mobile STEM Lab is a 45-foot, one-of-a-kind classroom that travels across Osceola County to serve fifth graders in the district’s 27 Title I elementary/K-8 schools in order to connect students to the future and expose them to high-demand, high-wage jobs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students spend 90 minutes engaged in hands-on, problem-based activities centered around a hurricane scenario by using technology, such as tablets, microscopes, thermometers, multi-meters, and other instruments in order to finish their challenge. This one-of-a-kind solution places the district at the forefront of a progressive delivery system for STEM Lab education on wheels.

Kennesaw State University’s iTeach MakerBus (Kennesaw, GA)
Kennesaw State University’s iTeach MakerBus is an initiative of the KSU’s Bagwell College of Education iTeach unit, which provides consulting services and professional development training to classroom teachers. The 62-person iTeach team works with local school districts in Georgia including Cobb, Fulton and Henry counties as well as schools in Alabama, South Carolina and Maryland. The colorful 30-foot bus is a mobile classroom and laboratory that provides access to technology and other educational activities directly to K-12 students.

BioBus, Inc. (New York, NY)
The BioBus mission is to help minority, female, and low-income K – 12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science. Through this work, we envision a world where all people have the opportunity to reach their full scientific potential. Since 2008, over 250,000 students at more than 500 schools have discovered the thrill of scientific discovery, with many embarking on a path of scientific exploration and sustained pursuit.

Ocean Lab (Ollie) (Gloucester, MA)
We believe that the ocean belongs to everyone, and that everyone should be able to access, understand, explore, and fall in love with the ocean world. So we’re building portable learning tools and pop-up immersive experiences that invite the public to explore the ocean, learn about ocean science and engineering, investigate the future of climate change, and dive in to our society’s complex relationship with the sea.

3:00-3:50 pm Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 9: Second Wind: Reimagining an Old Mobile Lab (COASEC, Meeting Room)

Dr. Carla Romney, Director of Research at Boston University School of Medicine CityLab
Dr. Don DeRosa, Director of Boston University School of Medicine CityLab and MobileLab

Session 10: LIFE Mobile Laboratory Integrated in Learning Packages (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

Bjarke Takashi Rojle Christensen, Project Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Morten Trolle, Project Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Aff Hjarno, Project Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation

4:00-4:30 pm Poster Set-Up (COASEC, Reception Hall)

4:30-6:30 pm Poster Session & Networking Reception (COASEC Reception Hall)

6:30 pm Dinner On Own

 


Friday, June 28

Locations:
Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences (COASEC)
25 Park Pl NE #2500, Atlanta, GA 30303

Georgia State University’s Aderhold Building (GSU)
50 Poplar Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Breakfast on your own. Guests at Residence Inn & Suites will have breakfast included in room rate.

7:30-8:30 am Registration (COASEC, Reception Hall)
Coffee & Pastries Provided

8:30-9:45 am Plenary Session: Mobile Lab Coalition Communication and Website Committees (COASEC, Lecture Hall)
Dr. David Garbe, Outreach Educator, Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR)

9:45-9:55 am Program Introductions – Round 4 (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

10:00-10:50 am Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 11: Beginning Grant Writing (COASEC, Meeting Room)

Patrick Flanagan, Director, Ocean Learning Lab and Immersive Experiences (OLLIE)
Lori Shimoda, Director, I Am a Scientist STEM Outreach Program, Chaminade University
Sarah Weisberg, Chief Scientist and Executive Vice President, BioBus

Session 12: Building a Mobile Lab: The Ups and Downs of Creating a Mobile Science Program and Motile Mobile Labs (COASEC, Lecture Hall)

Dr. David Garbe, Outreach Educator, Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR)
Li Murphy, Director of Facilities, BioBus

10:50-11:00 am Break

11:00-11:50 am Workshop Concurrent Sessions

Session 13: Methods to Engage Science Learning Through a Cultural Lens (COASEC Meeting Room)

Lori Shimoda, Director, I Am a Scientist STEM Outreach Program, Chaminade University

Session 14: Wheeling Science Education: Presenting BioBuses’ Science Stations (COASEC Lecture Hall)

Sarah Weisberg, Chief Scientist and Executive Vice President, BioBus

12:00 pm Adjourn


The 2019 conference is hosted by The Bio-Bus Program and Georgia State University.

 

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!