Standing Committee Meeting Report Education and Public Outreach
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.
- 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
- 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 committee to choose next year's lecturers.
US EDUCATIONAL SEISMOLOGY NETWORK
- Hamburger to lead workshop planning after receiving proposal
- Committee members to provide feedback to Hamburger on draft
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
- Taber will create pie chart of percentage of budget for various
- 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.