Satellites & Education Conference

February 24, 2003





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Undersecretary of Commerce
to Speak at Cal State L.A.'s
Satellites & Education Conference

Teenagers from Around the World to Present Solutions on Global Warming

Los Angeles, CA – The Satellites & Education Conference XVI—the internationally recognized premier conference exploring the role of satellites and related technologies in education—will be held at California State University, Los Angeles, from Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29.

This is the second year in a row that the University will host this conference for educators interested in helping students appreciate and understand the complex interrelationships among science, technology, individuals, societies, and the environment while developing and applying inquiry and technology skills to study true life questions and problems.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere in Washington, D.C. A native of Philadelphia, PA, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of ’64), Vice Admiral Lautenbacher has served in a broad range of operational, command and staff billets. Vice Admiral Lautenbacher received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, was selected as a Federal Executive Fellow, and served at The Brookings Institution.

As part of the conference, MY SPACE (Multinational Youth–Studying Practical Applications for Climatic Events) brings teenagers from all over the world to give presentations on the use of satellites for education in their own schools. Small groups of these young people will also meet to address the concern of global warming. The groups will include teachers and students from China, England, the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, and several States (New Jersey, Tennessee, Washington, and California) making presentations and working together on a solution to global warming.

Hosted by the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in Cal State L.A.’s Charter College of Education, in collaboration with West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Other sponsors include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing, and Lockheed-Martin.

For more details, call Paula J. Arvedson, Curriculum and Instruction, Cal State L.A., at (323) 343-6162.


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