Illusions and Reality

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” -Albert Einstein

Marti Goes to Washington – Final Presentation to OPP 26 September 2010

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Things Done During My Einstein Fellowship

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Regular Meetings Throughout the Year

Arctic Sciences Staff Meeting (Weekly)

Antarctic Sciences Staff Meeting (Weekly)

Climate Change Education Group Meeting (Weekly)

OLPA – Einstein Fellows (Monthly)

September 2009

Advisory Committee Meeting for Environmental Research and Education

NSF IT Security Training

NSF Conflict of Interest Training

Earth Sciences Seminar: EarthTime Project: Progress and Potential

Focus Group Feedback for NOAA Education Website Redesign

NSF Program Management Seminar

Einstein Fellows Legislative Orientation

Einstein Fellows Day at the Library of Congress

Cyberlearning Tools for Climate Change Education Workshop

Climate Change: A Smithsonian Education Online Conference

October 2009

Abstract Review for Journal of Undergraduate Research

GEO Brown Bag: “Climate Science and Science Journalism – Parallel Revolutions?” – Bud Ward

*Climate Change Education Group Presentation: “Perspectives on K-12 Climate Change Education from Teachers in the Trenches” – with Heather Pacheco and John Moore

Arlington Café Scientifique: “Earth Science in the Spotlight: Engaging the Public”

Luncheon Meeting with Kent Hughes, Director , Program on America and the Global Economy Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

*NSF Einstein Fellows Meet and Greet Poster Session

Engineering Seminar: “The National Society of Black Engineers:  Priming the Engineering Pipeline for Our Survival.” – Carl Mack, Executive Director NSBE

SACNAS Annual Meeting

  • Darwin at the Poles I: Where did we come from and where are we going?
  • Darwin at the Poles II: Adaptation and Evolution in the Cold and Dark
  • Ecosystem-Based Climate Change: Adaptation, Indigenous Community Well-Being and Food Security
  • Antarctica’s Climate Secrets

Einstein Fellows Day at the National Academies

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Meeting

*Guest Teacher in Elementary Science Methods course at American University

International Polar Year (IPY) Education and Outreach Project E-Meeting

CEOSE Mini-Symposium on Women of Color in STEM

COSEE-West Online Workshop: Ocean Observing Systems

November 2009

ENG Distinguished Lecture: “Changing Education from “Outside-In” Instead of “Inside-Out” – G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

MPS/GEO Distinguished Lecture: “The Science and Policy of Climate Change” – Mario Molina, UC-San Diego, 1995 Nobel Laureate

National Native American Month Lecture: “Addressing Native American Myths” – Steven Dupuis, Director, Indigenous Math & Science Institute, All Nations LSAMP, Salish Kootenai College

Einstein Fellows Day at the American Center for Physics

Advisory Committee Meeting for Office of Polar Programs

Science Diversity Center Presentation – Bill McHenry, Jackson State University

GEO Brown Bag: “Ecosystems and Organisms in Changing Environments: Interdisciplinary Opportunities from a Backward Look” – Susan Kidwell, U-Chicago

Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences Meeting

National Association for the Education of Young Children National Conference

Panel Summary Reader for NSF IGERT Green Panel

Climate Change Seminar at NASA Headquarters: “Climate Policy: Carbon Offsets and Earth Observations” – Molly Macauley, Resources for the Future

Center for American Progress: “Education Reform in the 21st Century” – Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, and Kati Haycock, Education Trust

DGE Brown Bag: “Applying the Principles of Don’t Be Such a Scientist to the world of Science Communication” – Randy Olson

December 2009

*Joint Committee Digital Video Conference (Copenhagen-Nuuk-Washington) @ the State Department Presentation on Science Education Week with Renee Crain

GEO Talk: Dr. Holm Tiessen, Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

*Einstein Fellows Brown Bag Series: “The Current State of K-12 STEM Education” – with Mark Greenman, Chris Tolbert, and Kevin Simmons

Tour of the Art Restoration Lab at the Freer/Sackler Galleries

National Science Board Meeting

Screening of Whiz Kids Documentary at National Academy of Sciences

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

  • AGU Film Screening: TARA: Journey to the Heart of the Climate Machine
  • Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on the Western United States
  • An Earthquake in an Ancient City: The April 2009 L’Aquila Seismic Sequence
  • AGU Film Screening: Hubble’s Amazing Rescue
  • Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Facilitate Science Communications
  • The Tip of the Spear: Extreme USGS Science – Marcia McNutt, Director USGS
  • Geovisualization with Virtual Globes
  • Water, Weather, and Climate in Our Future: What can we know? – John Schaake, NOAA-NWS
  • The Biggest Control Knob: CO2 in Earth’s Climate History – Richard Alley, Penn State
  • Arctic Hydrology and the Role of Feedbacks in the Climate System – Larry Hinzman, UAF
  • Return to the Moon: Latest Science Results
  • Education and Communication for Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness
  • Missing Links! Scientists’ Communication on Critical Global Environmental Change Issues
  • Greenland: An Island of Change in the Biological, Physical, and Social Systems

*ARCUS Meeting Room at AGU Fall Meeting: “Bringing Science to School” Presentation

January 2010

OISE Brown Bag: “Adapting to Changing Glaciers of Peru and Nepal: Realities, Challenges, and Actions” – Alton Byers, The Mountain Institute and John Furlow, USAID

AMS Climate Briefing: “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation” – Michael MacCracken, the Climate Institute, Kristie Ebi, IPCC Working Group 2, Katharine Jacobs, U of Arizona, Susanne Moser, UC-Santa Cruz

MPS Distinguished Lecture: “Potholes and Speedbumps on the Road to Diversity: COACh Efforts to Smooth the Ride” – Geraldine Richmond, U of Oregon

Fermi Awards Ceremony

GEO Distinguished Lecture: “JOIDES Resolution: Voyages” – Peggy Delaney, UC-Santa Cruz

Webinar: Integrating STEM in the Elementary Years – Why It’s Critical to Start Early

*Brown Bag: “Bringing Science to School: A Guide to Assist Scientists in Bringing Their Research Into K-12 Classrooms”

Einstein Fellows’ Legislative Update: Budget and Appropriations

National Academies of Science – Teacher Advisory Council Meeting

NRC Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards First Meeting

February 2010

GEO Distinguished Lecture: “Implications of Increased Scientific and Policy Support for Geoengineering Research” – Margaret Leinen, Climate Response Fund

ACS Science and the Congress Briefing: “STEM Professionals in the Classroom: Volunteering to Improve K-12 Education” – Angela Baber, NGA; Della Cronin, Washington Partners; Robin Willner, IBM; Francis Eberle, NSTA

NSB 60th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture: “Robotics: Catalyzing a 3rd Wave” – Paul Oh, Drexel

Brown Bag: “NCAR Community Climate Modeling: Current Status and Future Plans” – James Hurrell, NCAR Earth System Laboratory Climate and Global Dynamics Division

Art of Science Lecture: “Monkeys and Apes: Perspectives on the Science of Primatology” – Kaye Reed, NSF – Physical Anthropology

NSTA-Toshiba Exploravision Awards Judge

MPS Distinguished Lecture: “Physics for Future Presidents: Important Science for the Non-Scientist” – Richard Muller, U-California-Berkley

BIO/MCB MiniSymposium: Research at the Interface between Life and Physical Sciences: “Origins of the Genetic Code” – Dieter Soll, Yale; “Surprising Roles for Simple Physical Phenomena in the Origin and Early Evolution of Life” – Jack Szostak, Harvard, 2009 Nobel Laureate

Wilson Center Forum: Teacher Preparation – implementing the Medical School Model

March 2010

Tour of NBC Washington Studios and presentation of NBC Learn

Wilson Center Forum: National Standards and Effective Measures of Student Success

Brown Bag: “Encounters – Radio Experiences in the North” – Lisa Busch, Producer

Lunch Meeting with CPATH RET Teachers

Brown Bag: “NEON – National Ecological Observatory Network” – David Schimel

Brown Bag: “Young Voices on Climate Change” – Lynne Cherry

Brown Bag: “Understanding Impact: Preliminary Results from a District-Wide Field Trial of the NSDL Curriculum Customization Service” – Tamara Sumner, University of Colorado at Boulder

WorldLearning Discussion with South and Central Asia visitors with the International Visitor Leadership Program

State of the Arctic Conference

  • Advances in Understanding Arctic System Components
  • Understanding the Linkages and Feedbacks Between the Arctic System Components
  • Observations of Arctic Change
  • Design and Optimization of an Integrated Arctic Observing System
  • Responses to Arctic Change
  • Linkages and Feedbacks Between the Arctic System and the Earth System
  • Interactions Between the Arctic System and the Earth System

National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference

  • Polar Activities Share-a-Thon
  • CritterCam: Science Exploration from the Wild
  • Planetary Society Lecture: LightSail 1: Launching a New Solar Sail
  • Building an Environmentally Literate Workforce Through STEM Education
  • Become an Einstein Fellow
  • Culturally Competent Science for American Indian Students
  • Free Open-Source Software for STEM

AAAS Seminar: “Science Education from the Classroom to the Capitol”

BIO/IOS Seminar: “Organism – Environment Interactions in a Changing World : A Mechanistic Approach” – John Wingfield, UC-Davis

GEO Distinguished Lecture: “Human Evolution – The Six-Million-Year View from Afar” – Tim White, UC-Berkeley

Brown Bag: “The Ross Sea, the Last Ocean, a Multimedia Presentation” – David Ainley, HT Harvey and Associates

April 2010

Interagency Working Group for Ocean Education Meeting

CReSIS Reverse Site Visit

MPS Distinguished Lecture: “The James Webb Space Telescope: From First Stars to Planets” – John Mather, NASA

ASCD Professional Development Institute: Essential Questions with Grant Wiggins

May 2010

Carolina Coffee with Senator Kay Hagan

National Lab Day Visits to B’nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro, NC

Einstein Fellows’ Day at Goddard Space Center

National Science Board Meeting

GEO Brown Bag: “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Risers, blow out protectors?” – Jamie Allen and Rodey Batiza, NSF-GEO

OPP Office Advisory Committee Presentation on US/Denmark/Greenland Science Education Visit*

Wilson Center on the Hill Panel: “America’s Top Teachers Focus on Learning and Legislation” *

June 2010

IPY Polar Teachers and Science Conference

  • Urgency of Polar Research
  • Role of Albedo in Climate Research
  • Polar Lows – The Hurricanes of the Arctic?
  • Role of Polar Ice in Global Climate Processes
  • How does IPCC Work?
  • Possible Impacts of Global Warming on Polar Bears
  • Working and Communicating with Northern Communities
  • Past Climate Changes Read from Polar Rock Archives
  • Reindeer Herders & Climate Change
  • Malaysian Antarctic Program
  • Arctic Food Web
  • Connecting Research and Teaching: Engaging Northern Communities and Schools in University Research and Education Initiatives
  • Global Engagement in IPY Education and Outreach
  • Wild Reindeer of East Taymir
  • Impact of Human Activities on Aesthetic Values in Antarctica
  • Biodiversity Change – An Unintended Legacy
  • The MEOP Project: Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole
  • In the Penguin’s Fridge – Tie Significance of the Under-Ice Habitat to the Antarctic Pelagic Ecosystem
  • Comparing Mesozooplankton Size-Structure Between the Arctic and Southern Ocean Provides Trophodynamic Insights
  • Cephalopod Beak Guide for the Southern Ocean
  • Polar Education Toolkit
  • Combining Research and Education: Alternative Ways to Involve Scientific Research in Formal Education
  • Seasons and Biomes Project for Students Worldwide
  • To the Ends of the Earth: Youth, Education, and Science in the Polar Regions
  • Bringing IPY Science Home
  • Supporting Teachers and Researchers Beyond the Research Experience
  • Observations and Archiving Lead to Serendipitous Discovery
  • Arctic Peoples and Arctic Research – Success Stories, Contradictions, and Mutual Expectations
  • ISIUOP: Documenting and Representing Inuit Knowledge and Use of the Sea Ice
  • The Iglinut Project: Combining Inuit Knowledge and Geomatics Engineering to Create a New Observation Tool for Hunters
  • Creating an Online Cybercartographic Atlas of Sea Ice
  • The Rise of Killer Whales as a Major Arctic Predator
  • Way up North, Global Changes but Specific Responses
  • Variability in the Plankton Production and Exchange of Nutrients and Biomass Through the European Arctic Corridor in the Present and Future Climate Regimes
  • Physical Factors Controlling Arctic Primary Production
  • On Thin Ice: The Arctic and Climate Change

IPY Oslo Science Conference: IPY is for Everyone: The US National Science Foundation’s Investment in Informal Science Education During IPY with Renee Crain and Valentine Kass *

BIO/MCB PI Conference on Integrating Research and Education Keynote Talk

MPS Distinguished Lecture: “Stereotypes and the Nurture of Intelligence”- Joshua Aronson, NYU

Outreach Visit to Terraset Elementary School in Reston, VA

Brown Bag: “Non-traditional STEM Masters theses: Broadening the Impact of Graduate Education”-Bruce J. MacFadden, IPA Rotator in DRL (EHR)

E20 Einstein 20th Anniversary Summit

July 2010

Einstein Fellows’ Day at National Institutes of Health

PCAST Meeting

Joint Science Education Tour to Greenland J

GEO Brown Bag: “The Google Earth Science Revolution” – Declan DePaer, ODU and Steve Witneyer, JMU