2017 SSEP National Conference – Agenda

The agenda for the 2017 SSEP National Conference is provided below, but first … get into the Conference mood with some NASA Johnson Style.

 

Day 1 – June 28 (Wednesday)

8:45
Arrival at Museum through Independence Avenue Doors

9:00-9:30
IMAX Theater

Welcome
Michael Hulslander, Manager of Onsite Learning [Bio]
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
Adjunct Space Science Educator, NCESSE

Keynote Address in IMAX Theater

Title: Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Present, and Inspiring the Future:
Human Exploration, the Journey Continues

Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, SSEP National Program Director [Bio]
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE)

9:30-10:00
Magical Time in One the Most Visited Museum on Earth BEFORE the Visiting Public Arrives
The Museum’s east side first floor will be open, including major galleries, and the How Things Fly interactive gallery.

10:05-12:45
Morning in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

10:05-10:10
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Paul Griffith, NASM

10:10-10:25
Introductions and Orientation
Jeff Goldstein, NCESSE
Michael Hulslander, NASM
Stacy Hamel, NCESSE

10:25-11:05
Block 1 – Mission 8
Oral 1: Calgary, Alberta Canada [Mission 8, Flight Experiment]
Oral 2: Vista, California, Team 1[Mission 8, Flight Experiment]
Oral 3: Boise, Idaho [Mission 8, Flight Experiment]
Oral 4: Suffolk County, New York – South Huntington [Mission 8, Flight Experiment]

11:05-11:20
Break

11:20-11:50
Featured Presentation 1
Title: TBD
TBD

11:50-12:30
Block 2 – Mission 9

Oral 5: East Lyme, Connecticut [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 6: Hillsborough County, Florida [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 7: Fitchburg, Massachusetts [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 8: Traverse City, Michigan [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]

12:30 -12:45
Featured Presentation 2
Title: TBD
TBD

12:45-1:45
Lunch

1:45-2:45
Afternoon in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

1:45-2:45
Block 3 – Missions 9 and 10

Oral 9: Jersey City, New Jersey, [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 10: Springfield, New Jersey, Team 1 [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 11: Buffalo-Niagara, New York [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 12: North Charleston, South Carolina [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 13: Clark County, Nevada [Mission 10, Flight Experiment]  
Oral 14: San Antonio, Texas, Team 1 [Mission 10, Flight Experiment]


2:45-3:00
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

3:00-4:00
Poster Presentations by Student Teams to Museum Visitorship in Space Race Gallery

4:00-6:45
Free Time to Explore Museum

 

Evening 1 – June 28 (Wednesday)
A Special Family Science Night at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
for SSEP Delegations

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum invite attendees of the June 28-29 Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Conference at the Museum to a very special Family Science Night. It is an opportunity for parents and students to learn together, and is suitable for 4th grade and up. The evening will be a celebration of what we know about Earth’s place in the cosmos – and that we can even know it. Attendees are invited to come early and walk through the recently updated Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall. The exhibition’s porcelain enamel panels were replaced with updated high resolution color imagery, and new captivating text describing the worlds of the Solar System.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND – to register, email John Hamel at johnhamel@ncesse.org

ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR THEIR SSEP BADGES TO ENTER OR BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SSEP CONFERENCE DELEGATE WITH A BADGE

6:45-7:05 pm
Arrival at Museum

7:05-7:15 pm
Guests line up at Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater

7:15-7:25 pm
Guests enter the Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater

7:25-8:15 pm
Welcome and Presentation:
A Voyage that will Forever Change Your Perspective of Home
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, SSEP National Program Director [Bio]
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE)

8:15-8:55 pm
IMAX® Film: Voyage of Time
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Director’s Cut is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver.

8:55-9:10 pm
Guests exit Museum through Independence Avenue doors

 

Day 2 – June 29 (Thursday)

9:45
Arrival at Museum through Independence Avenue Doors

9:45-10:00
Conference participants make their way through Security to the Moving Beyond Earth gallery

10:05-12:20
Morning in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

10:05-10:10
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Paul Griffith, NASM

10:10-10:15
Orientation for the Conference Day

10:15-10:30
Featured Presentation 3
Title: TBD
TBD

10:30-11:10
Block 4 – Mission 11
Oral 15: iLEAD Consortium, California, Team 1 [Mission 11, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 16: iLEAD Consortium, California, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 17: Vista, California, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 18: University System of Maryland, Maryland [Mission 11, Finalist Proposal]

11:10-11:25
Break

11:25-11:40
Featured Presentation 4
Title: TBD
TBD

11:40-12:20
Block 5 – Mission 11
Oral 19: Galloway, New Jersey [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 20: Springfield, New Jersey, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 21: Waterford, New Jersey, Team 1 [Mission 11, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 22: Waterford, New Jersey, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]

12:20-1:20
Lunch

1:20-2:40
Afternoon in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

1:20-2:00
Block 6 – Mission 11
Oral 23: Concord, North Carolina, Team 1 [Mission 11, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 24: Concord, North Carolina, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 25: Burleson, Texas [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 26: San Antonio, Texas, Team 2 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]

2:00-2:30
Community Impressions
informal reflections by community leadership on program impact

2:30-2:40
Wrap Up in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery
Parting Thoughts

2:40-3:00
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

3:00-4:00
Poster Presentations by Student Teams to Museum Visitorship in Space Race Gallery

4:00-5:30
Free Time to Explore Museum

 


The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and Subaru of America, Inc., are U.S. National Partners on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Magellan Aerospace is a Canadian National Partner on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.