2018 SSEP National Conference – Agenda

The agenda for the 2018 SSEP National Conference is provided below, but first … get into the Conference mood with some NASA Johnson Style.

 

Day 1 – June 28 (Thursday)

8:45
Arrival at Smithsonian National Air and Space 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

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

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

9:30-9:55
Magical Time in One of 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.

10:00-12:35
Morning in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

10:00-10:05
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Michael Hulslander, NASM

10:05-10:15
Welcome to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Dr. Ellen Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars Director, NASM [Bio]

10:15-10:30
Introductions and Orientation
Jeff Goldstein, NCESSE
Stacy Hamel, NCESSE

10:30-11:20
Oral Presentation Block 1 – Missions 9, 11, 12
Oral 1: North Charleston, South Carolina [Mission 9, Flight Experiment]
Oral 2: University System of Maryland, Maryland [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 3: Fitchburg, Massachusetts [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 4: Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University, Team 1 [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 5: Concord, North Carolina [Mission 11, Flight Experiment]
Oral 6: Sao Paulo, Brazil [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]

11:20-11:30
Break

11:30-11:45
Featured Presentation 1
Title: Sensational Science in Space
Laurie Provin, Partnership Services Manager
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), SSEP National Partner

11:45-12:35
Oral Presentation Block 2 – Mission 12

Oral 7: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada [Mission 12, Semi-Finalist Proposal]
Oral 8: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 9: Winfield City, Alabama [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 10: Moreno Valley, California [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 11: Sanger, California [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 12: San Jose, California, Team 1 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]

12:35-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:50
Afternoon in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

2:00-2:50
Oral Presentation Block 3 – Mission 12

Oral 13: San Jose, California, Team 2 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 14: San Jose, California, Team 3 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 15: Stamford, Connecticut, Team 1 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 16: Stamford, Connecticut, Team 2 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 17: Stamford, Connecticut, Team 3 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 18: Jackson County, Georgia [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]


2:50-3:00
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

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

4:00-5:05
Free Time to Explore Museum or grab a quick bite to eat before the evening program

 

Evening 1 – June 28 (Thursday)
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  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 Kirsten Weimer at kirstenweimer@ncesse.org

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

5:10 pm
Line-up outside of the IMAX® Theater

5:20 pm
Entry to IMAX® Theater

5:30-6:20 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)

6:20-7:05 pm
IMAX® Film: Beautiful Planet

7:05 pm
Exit Museum

 

Morning Day 2 – June 29 (Friday)
A Special Event 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 view the Launch of SpaceX CRS-15 carrying the SSEP Mission 12 Mercury payload of experiments in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND – to register, email Kirsten Weimer at kirstenweimer@ncesse.org

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

5:00 am
Arrival at Museum through Independence Avenue doors

5:00-5:15 am
Conference participants make their way through Security to the Moving Beyond Earth gallery

5:15-5:41 am
Live NASA pre-launch coverage

5:41 am
Launch of SpaceX CRS-15

5:41-6:15 am
Live NASA post-launch coverage

6:15 am
Exit Museum through Independence Avenue doors

 

Day 2 – June 29 (Friday)

9:45-9:55
Conference participants make their way through Security to the Moving Beyond Earth gallery

10:00-12:30
Morning in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

10:00-10:05
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Michael Hulslander, Manager of Onsite Learning, NASM

10:05-10:10
Orientation for the Conference Day

10:10-11:00
Oral Presentation Block 4 – Mission 12
Oral 19: Kalamazoo-Detroit, Michigan [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 20: Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University, Team 2 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 21: Springfield, New Jersey [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 22:Belen, New Mexico, Team 1 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 23:Belen, New Mexico, Team 2 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 24:Belen, New Mexico, Team 3 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]

11:00-11:30
Featured Presentation 2
Title: Overcoming Obstacles and Reaching for the Stars!
Dr. Don Thomas
NASA Astronaut STS-65, 70, 83, 94

11:30-11:40
Break

11:40-12:30
Oral Presentation Block 5 – Mission 12
Oral 25: WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 26: Sumter, South Carolina, Team 1 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 27: Sumter, South Carolina, Team 2 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]
Oral 28: Sumter, South Carolina, Team 3 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 29: Burleson, Texas [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 30: Ector County, Texas, Team 1 [Mission 12, Finalist Proposal]

12:30-1:50
Lunch

1:50-3:20
Afternoon in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

1:50-2:05
Featured Presentation 3
Title: Solar System Update
Dr. Jim Zimbelman, Senior Geologist
NASM, SSEP National Partner

2:05-2:40
Oral Presentation Block 6 – Mission 12
Oral 31: Ector County, Texas, Team 2 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 32: Fort Bend, Texas, Team 1 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 33: Fort Bend, Texas, Team 2 [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]
Oral 34: iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin [Mission 12, Flight Experiment]

2:40-3:10
Community Impressions
Informal reflections on Program Impact – Open to All Conference Attendees

3:10-3:20
Wrap Up in Moving Beyond Earth Gallery
Parting Thoughts

3:20-3:30
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

3:30-4:30
Poster Presentations by Student Teams to Museum Visitorship in Space Race Gallery

 


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.