2019 SSEP National Conference – Agenda

Last revised: 5/10/19, 9:48 am ET

Note: this page is being updated as information about presentations and presenters becomes available.

The agenda for the 2019 SSEP National Conference is provided below, but first … get into the Conference mood with some NASA Johnson Style.

 

Day 1 – July 1 (Monday)

8:45
Arrival at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Entry into Theater

9:10-9:45
Airbus 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)

9:45-10:10
Magical Time in the Museum BEFORE the Visiting Public Arrives

10:10-12:35
Morning in James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

10:10-10:15
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Michael Hulslander, Manager of Onsite Learning, NASM

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

10:30-11:20
Oral Presentation Block 1 – Oral presentations 1-6 

11:20-11:30
Break

11:30-11:45
Featured Presentation 1
Title: TBD
Jeffrey Manber, Chief Executive Officer [Bio]
NanoRacks

11:45-12:35
Oral Presentation Block 2 – Oral Presentations 7-12

12:35-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:50
Afternoon in James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

2:00-2:50
Oral Presentation Block 3 – Oral Presentations 13-18

2:50-3:05
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

3:05-4:05
Poster Presentations by Student Teams to Museum Visitorship

4:05-5:30
Free Time to Explore Museum

 

Evening 1 – July 1 (Monday)
A Special Family Science Night at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
for SSEP Delegations

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum invite attendees of the July 1-2 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.

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

6:20-6:30 pm
Line-up outside of the IMAX® Theater

6:30-6:40 pm
Entry to Airbus IMAX® Theater

6:40-7:30 pm
Welcome and Presentation:
TBD
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, SSEP National Program Director [Bio]
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE)

7:30-8:15 pm
IMAX® Film: Journey to Space

8:15 pm
Exit Museum

 

Day 2 – July 2 (Tuesday)

9:15-9:30
Conference participants make their way through Security to the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

9:30-12:05
Morning in James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

9:30-9:35
AV Orientation – Filming and Procedures
Michael Hulslander, Manager of Onsite Learning, NASM

9:35-9:45
Orientation for the Conference Day

9:45-10:35
Oral Presentation Block 4 – Oral Presentations 19-24

10:35-11:05
Featured Presentation 2
Title: The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle
Dr. Don Thomas [Bio]
NASA Astronaut, STS-65, 70, 83, 94

11:05-11:15
Break

11:15-12:05
Oral Presentation Block 5 – Oral Presentations 25-30

12:05-1:30
Lunch

1:30-3:05
Afternoon in James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

1:30-1:45
Featured Presentation 3
Title: TBD
Matt Collinge, Deputy Director [Bio]
Maryland Space Grant Consortium, Johns Hopkins University

1:45-2:20
Oral Presentation Block 6 – Oral Presentations 31-34

2:20-2:50
Community Impressions
Informal reflections on Program Impact – Open to All Conference Attendees

2:50-3:05
Wrap Up in James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Parting Thoughts

3:05-3:20
Getting Situated for Poster Presentations

3:20-4:30
Poster Presentations by Student Teams to Museum Visitorship

 


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.