2020 SOS Workshop Presentations


Day 1  

Dr. Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, NOAA Office of Education
Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & Deputy NOAA Administrator

Day 2

Updates from the NOAA SOS Boulder Team

SOS: How the choreography of our contemplation completes a portrait of our distress
Lars Jan, Director, Artist, Writer, and Activist

Day 3

Science On a Sphere: The Creation Story
Dr. Sandy MacDonald, inventor of SOS and Retired Director of NOAA’s Earth System Research Lab



Lightning Talks

Christie-Joy Hartman, Dhanuska Wijesinghe, & Christy Bradburn, James Madison University
Daphne Cook, Metropolitan Community College
William Shuart and Robert Tombes, Virginia Commonwealth University
Md Aftab Hussain, Srikrishna Science Centre, Patna, NCSM 

Kathryn Semmens, Nurture Nature Center 
Emily Yam & Staci Wong, Aquarium of the Pacific
Joe Witte, Aquent/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
Maurice Henderson, NASA

Beth Russell, NOAA Boulder/CIRES
Stephen Zepecki, NOAA’s Office of Education
Kate Raisz, 42 Degrees North Media
Rafael de Ameller, NOAA's Satellite Visualization Laboratory 



Breakout Sessions

Teaching the Teachers: Providing Data Visualization Summer Institutes 
Denice Blair & Amanda Tickner, Michigan State University

Building Data Visualization Capacity in an Environment Transformed by COVID‐19th 
Vetria L. Byrd, Purdue University

On the Front Lines with the Underserved: Educating Through Crisis
Daphne Cook, Metropolitian Community College

Active Remote Learning: SOS Explorer mobile and supplemental technologies for K-12 students
Nicholas Corcoran, The Wild Center

Applying and Modifying NOAA Satellite Environmental Data 
Rafael DeAmeller, Tim Loomis, & Vivek Goel, NOAA Visualization Laboratory

Turning the Tide on Plastic
Paolo Degiovanni, Museo delle Scienze

Keeping it local: how to access the climate data of your own backyard
Thomas DiLiberto, NOAA Climate Program Office

Role of Science City, Kolkata in communicating Science to masses using SOS
Subha Sankar Ghosh, Science City, Kolkata

Innovation in the time of COVID
Eric Hackathorn, NOAA SOS Boulder

It's Getting Hot in Here: The Story of Arctic Sea Ice Loss
Mars Knight, Science Central

Tiny Tutorials: Supporting virtual learning by making data more accessible
Bekkah Lampe, NOAA Office of Education

@NOAASatellites Greatest Hits of 2020: Best Social Media Practices
Sara Leeds & Lyric Prince, NOAA Visualization Laboratory

From Fieldwork to Prediction: How scientists forecast Red Tide events
Terry McTigue, Lizhen Li, & Steve Kibler, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Grabbing Real-time Data From Anywhere to Enhance Your Visualization
Thomas Quayle & Nathan Wells, Clark Planetarium

Cartography of Contentment
Bob Raynolds & KaChun Yu, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Best Practices for science communication with high stakes audiences: Visualizing data from the National Geodetic Survey
Brian Shaw, NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Attractive shows for SOS
Amitabah Singh, Srikrishna Science Centre 

Using NASA Earth Observations (NEO) for Spherical Display Systems
Andi Thomas, NASA 

SOS Explorer: Creating Interpretative Programming with Virtual Reach
Justin Umholtz, Mokupāpapa Discovery Center 

Slide to the Left: Using Microsoft PowerPoint for Entry-Level Dataset Creation
Nick VanAcker, Michigan State University 

Integrating SOS Technology in the K‐12 Classroom
Rachel Wellman & Lauren Butcher, Palm Beach County School District