February 2003 Meeting Report

Action Items from E&O Committee Meeting

February 24–25, 2003

Attendees: R. Aster, M. Hubenthal, J. Lahr, S. Schwartz, S. Semkin, J. Taber, L. Wald (conference calls with T. Boyd, M. Hamburger)

WEBSITE and E&O Web subcommittee:

  • Coordinate with USGS for special event page plans
  • Investigate relationships with news agencies and their needs
  • Review/assess general design of website.

MUSEUM PROGRAM

  • Franklin Traveling Exhibit now needs to be updated.
  • Museum Lite version needs to be created ­ one that has a more stable system, needs little support, and is served from the Web.
  • Need to have a Web-based helicorder display with a dynamic wiggly line. Schools and other venues with Internet access could use this.
  • Fact sheet to be created about the program by USGS
  • article to be submitted to SRL Education issue
  • EOS article or announcement
  • Develop museum proposal for submission to NSF

GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE EXPLORER (GEE)

  • E&O committee members to try GEE and send comments to address on GEE website

ELECTRONIC ENCLYCLOPEDIA OF EARTHQUAKES

  • Taber will write up some proposal ideas and distribute it among committee for feedback.

LECTURESHIP

  • Lectureship committee to choose next year's lecturers.

US EDUCATIONAL SEISMOLOGY NETWORK

  • Hamburger to lead workshop planning after receiving proposal reviews
  • Committee members to provide feedback to Hamburger on draft Buyers Guide

EARTHSCOPE EON

  • Taber and Aster will send a message to the ES Science Committee voicing IRIS support for the EON effort.
  • Invite reps from NPS to IRIS Workshop to learn about USArray in hopes that perhaps they would like to be involved.

EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATES

  • Everyone on committee must come up with one recommendation for membership sometime within the next 2 weeks, and send to Hubenthal.
  • Everyone come up with screening suggestions. Subcommittee will take these and come up with criteria for which to screen applicants, guidelines for approval.
  • Subcommittee will come up with assessment criteria.
  • Request additional information from Southwestern Illinois College.
  • Forward Eckerd College application on to EX-COM with an endorsement.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

  • A subcommittee of Schwartz, Taber, and Hubenthal will determine who is awarded the internships (Kafka will be asked to chose between this subcommittee and the Educational Affiliates subcommittee.)
  • Criteria will be developed to choose hosts and interns

EPICS (COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES STUDENT SEISMOGRAPH DESIGN PROJECT)

  • Hubenthal to submit an article to EOS.

NATL RADIO ASTRONOMY EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM

  • Taber to follow up with Robyn Harrison on learning more about their efforts and strategies.

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, ONE-PAGERS, SUMMER PRODUCTIONS VIDEO

  • Aster will look into the various possibilities for funding and producing a video.
  • Taber will look into Summer Productions doing a 5-minute video on a USArray topic as a test. He will work with Michelle Hall-Wallace on that.

MISCELLANEOUS FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Send out a bulk mail to IRIS membership asking for ideas for use of the Geowall technology.
  • Inquire about having a Geowall demonstration at IRIS Workshop.

E&O BUDGET

  • Taber will create pie chart of percentage of budget for various functions.
  • Each committee member should come up with one idea per month for an AIP short video and send it to Taber.
  • Aster will contact Michelle Hall-Wallace about front-end USArray materials and NPS.
  • Taber and Boyd will come up with suggestions on where else to have EPIC's contest, how to advertise it on a broader scale.