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2018 SOS Workshop Presentations

Plenary Presentations


Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, NOAA Office of Education

Welcome from Louisa Koch
Louisa Koch, NOAA Director of Education

Updates from the Boulder SOS Team
SOS Development Team

KEYNOTE: The Geometry of Public Transit
David Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

KEYNOTE: A Big Storm's A-Comin: Big data, informal Education, & Cultural Collisions
Cynthia Sharpe, Principal of Cultural Attractions and Research, Thinkwell Group

KEYNOTE: Sorry About the Orange Roughy, Why You Should Care About the Bottom of the Ocean, and Other Adventures in Satellite Oceanography
Dr. Walter H.F. Smith, Geophysicist, NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry

KEYNOTE: The Hunt for T.Rex
Dr. David Burnham, Paleontologist, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
 
 

Lightning Talks

 


SOS isn't the Only Cool Thing Going on in Boulder
Jebb Stewart, Informatics, Visualization, and Outreach Section Chief, NOAA SOS Boulder


#projectphenomena; More Good Stories for your Sphere
Hilary Peddicord, Education Specialist, NOAA Boulder


NOAA's Newest Generation of Geostational Weather Satellites
Rafael de Ameller, NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab Leader, NOAA NESDIS


A Future Without Spheres
Eric Hackathorn, Developer, NOAA SOS Boulder


At the Crossroads of Science and Literacy; Connecting Early Learners to Science On a Sphere
Janet Stern and Courtney Lair, Educators, Science City at Union Station


A New Perspective on the Sphere: Using the Power of Art to Explore Science
Kathryn Semmens, Science Director, Nurture Nature Center


Plants to Planets: Using SOS as a Teaching Tool
Justin McAfee, Technology Programs Manager, Science Central


Breaking into SOS: Training Solutions for Entry-level Staff
Luke Richmond, Creative Arts in Science Eduction Supervisor, Aquarium of the Pacific


Beyond the Sphere: Impacts of SOS Training on Institution-wide Practices
Staci Wong, Interpretation Manager, Aquarium of the Pacific
 
 

Breakout Sessions


How to Write a Script that People Will Want to Listen to, and That Others Can Deliver
Kathryn Semmens, Nurture Nature Center


Spanning the Generations: Lessions Learned Building a Training Program for Teens to Retirees, that Promotes Success and Growth 
Nicholas Corcoran, The Wild Center


Extracting and Using WorldView images
Maurice Henderson, NASA Goddard


Working with Science On a Sphere
Matthew Hamel, Millersville University / NOAA Intern


Connecting Teachers to Climate Change using Science On a Sphere
Michael Trumbower, The Wild Center


Sphere and Now: SOS at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
Jan Thomas and Arialmis Myers, NOAA NCEP


Convection Connections
Michael McConnell, Science Central


Story On a Sphere
Marissa Jones and Bekkah Lampe, NOAA Office of Education


Extend Your SOS Presentations Beyond the Sphere with Story Maps
Dan Pisut, Esri Living Atlas of the World


Modeling and Moving Around the Sphere with K-2
Annette Brickley, STEMming the Gaps/Buttonwood Zoo; Hannah Hamilton, Buttonwood Zoo


Engaging Visitors and Volunteers Alike: Our Custom Kiosk at The Lawrence Hall of Science
Dustin Perry, Lawrence Hall of Science


Making Beautiful Maps For Education
Dan Pisut, Esri Living Atlas of the World


360 Videography for Spherical Film and Virtual Reality Headsets
Ian McGuire, Detroit Zoological Society


How to Talk Climate On the Sphere
Tom DiLiberto, NOAA Climate Program Office


Teaching Climate with SOS Visualizations and Other NOAA Resources
Stephen Zepecki, NOAA Office of Education


What's New with SOS Explorer
Hilary Peddicord and Eric Hackathorn, NOAA SOS Boulder


SOS Product Suite: Feedback and Future Direction
Keith Searight, Shilpi Gupta, and Ian McGinnis, NOAA SOS Boulder


Scientists Like Sharing and Visualizing Their Data
Annette Brickley, STEMming the Gap, Buttonwood Zoo; Hannah Hamilton, Buttonwood Zoo


Amazing World: How SOS Can Promote Positive Emotions and Involve Visitors in Taking Care of Our Planet
Jimena Echegollen, Marta Pineyro, Museo de Acero Horno 3


Connecting Communities and Stakeholders Through SOS
Thomas Quayle, Clark Planetarium


Crossroads of SOS for K-12: Formal Education in an Informal Environment
Patrick Rowley, James E. Richmond Science Center; Hilary Peddicord, NOAA SOS Boulder; Annette Brickely, STEMming the Gap; Derik Vélez

 

SOS Showcase 

Note: SOS Showcase Presentations are not available on the web


Augmented Reality on the Sphere
Eric Hackathorn, NOAA SOS Boulder


Become a Power Presenter using the iPad and SOS Remote App
Shilpi Gupta, Hilary Peddicord, and Beth Russell, NOAA SOS Boulder


Unique Overlay Ideas & SOS Content in Planetarium
Patrick Hess, Science City at Union Station


Spotlighting the Spotlight
Beth Russel, Hilary Peddicord, and Shilpi Gupta, NOAA SOS Boulder


SOS Nuggets from Goddard
Maurice Henderson, NASA Goddard


Getting the Most Out of PIPs in your Presentation
Shilpi Gupta and Beth Russell, NOAA SOS Boulder


Tectonically Speaking
Dr. Walter H.F. Smith, NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry 


Story on a Sphere
Marissa Jones and Bekkah Lampe, NOAA Office of Education


Integrating Scientific Demonstrations to the SOS Format
James Beck, Science City at Union Station


Climate Change. What It Is, What Does It Mean, and What are We Doing About It. 
Tom DiLiberto, NOAA Climate Program Office


Shirt Made In...? Exploring Global to Local Connections interactively on the Sphere
Kathryn Semmens, Nurture Nature Center


Silk Roads
Sam Lei, Macao Science Center


Phenomena(l) Storytelling: Will Humans and Animals Evolove to Have Longer Extremities?
Hilary Peddicord, NOAA SOS Boulder


Animals on the Move: A Story of Migration and Dispersal Over Land and Under Sea

Annette Brickley, Stace Beaulieu,  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Shark Tags and Tales
Hannah Hamilton, Buttonwood Zoo; Tighe Ratcliffe, UMass Dartmouth; Annette Brickley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Science in the Stratosphere: Connecting Kids to the Atmospheric Art of High Altitude Ballooning
Chris Pait and Chris Ortiz, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium


Student-Produced Content for SOS
Darik Vélez, St. Paul's School


At the Crossroads of Earth's Systems
Patrick Rowley, James E. Richmond Science Center


NOAA's Mission: From the Surface of the Sun to the Depths of the Ocean
Rafael de Ameller, NOAA NESDIS


Developing Global Tide Animations for Science On a Sphere       
Marissa Jones, NOAA Office of Education


Your Favorite Datasets
Stephen Zepecki, NOAA Office of Education


New Additions to the SOS Data Catalog
Beth Russell, NOAA SOS Boulder


SOS Product Suite: Feedback and Future Direction
Keith Searight, SOS Technical Lear, NOAA SOS Boulder
Shilpi Gupta, SOS Software Engineer, NOAA SOS Boulder
Vincent Keller, SOS Developer, NOAA SOS Boulder
Ian McGinnis, Software Engineer, NOAA SOS Boulder