Standing Committee Meeting Report Education and Public Outreach
IRIS Education and Outreach Standing Committee
September 26-27, 2007
J. Taber: Contact Tina Niemi about SACNAS
J. Taber: Contact Jim Davis about the display material his group is developing through Earthscope funding to determine how it might be used in the Active Earth Display.
J. Taber: Include a budget broken down by program element in the next committee report.
J. Taber: Organize a meeting at AGU to discuss plans for developing an Earth science literacy document. The document will include a list of fundamental principles of Geoscience that will be used by NSF to guide education standards.
I. Cifuentes: Check if the plan for developing the atmospheric literacy document can be shared with IRIS E&O.
M. Hubenthal: Develop a strategy for more IRIS participation in the regional NSTA organizations.
M. Hubenthal, J. Taber: Begin plan for new REU proposal with help from committee members (due August 2008).
New hire: Revise call for 2009 nominations by AGU, include clear information regarding venue of lectures, requirement that lecturers be in U.S. during lectureship.
New Hire: Get statistics on age group distribution for Earth Science Week packet.
M. Toigo: Investigate methods for converting AmaSeis to Java for running AS-1 on multiple platforms.
R. Welti, M. Toigo: Report at next meeting about what is involved in maintaining the Spinet website and get some assessment of how it is used and what is its impact.
J. Taber: Circulate tomography write-up to the committee for review.
L. Serpa, K. Furlong, and M. Wysession: Prepare a list of topics in seismology that are new and not covered in textbooks.
M. Hubenthal: Provide recommendation on the philosophy of the IRIS poster. He will send an email before the next meeting so that people will arrive with ideas for the next poster.
J. Taber, M. Wysession: Submit session proposal on teaching seismology for the spring SSA meeting.
M. Toigo and new hire: Post David Wald and Roger Bilham lectures on web as podcasts.
New hire: Ask 2008 lecturers if they could either use public domain images in their presentations or request permission to display them on the web.
New hire: Send full list of 2007 Distinguished Lecture sites to committee