GLOBAL CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM

ORIENTATION

June 3 — June 10, 2007

AGENDA
Courtyard by Marriott
10900 Financial Centre Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211

June 3, 2007 - SUNDAY

Welcome to the GCEP Orientation

 

GCEP Registration and Welcome Table - Hotel Lobby Area

6:00-8:30

Initial Working Session - Hotel Restaurant

(Evening Buffet)

6:30-8:00  

Welcome to GCEP SURE and GREF

Milton Constantin
Program Manager
ORAU/ORISE Science Education Programs

 

Goals and Objectives for Summer 2007

Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

June 4, 2007 - MONDAY

General Talks on Climate Change

 
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
Meeting Room A
8:30- 9:00 Announcements
Milton Constantin
Program Manager
ORAU/ORISE Science Education Programs
9:00
Overview of Orientation
Jeffrey Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock
9:30-10:30
"Arctic Evidence for Global Change"
Mike Ledbetter
University of Arkansas Little Rock
10:30          Break
11:00-12:00
"The Role of GIS in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina"
Beth McMillan
Earth Sciences, UALR
12:00-1:30                         Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:00
"So What is the IPCC, TAR, and AR4?"
Nancy Marley
University of Arkansas Little Rock
2:00-2:30                      

"Why Climate CHANGE... and not Global WARMING?"
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

2:30-3:30
"View from the Space Shuttle:
Dust, Megafans, and More"
(Part I) (Part II)
Justin Wilkinson
NASA
3:30 Break

4:00-5:00

"The Influence of Trees on Soil Organic Matter Formation"
Kevin Mueller
GREF Fellow
Penn State University
June 5, 2007 - TUESDAY

Nuclear Energy and the Issues

 
7:30-8:30
Continental Breakfast
Meeting Room A
9:00-10:30
"Nuclear Energy and the Issues"
Mary Good
Dean of Cyber College
University of Arkansas Little Rock
10:30
Break
11:00-12:00

"Living - and learning - on the edge: toward understanding the consequences of climate change for coastal forests"
Julie Whitbeck
University of New Orleans

12:00-1:30
Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:00
"Overview of Carbon Sequestration Programs"
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock
2:00-3:00
3:00
Break
3:30-4:30
"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Land Use and Land Cover Change in Nicaragua"
Esther Zeledon
GREF Fellow
Univeristy of California, Berkeley
June 6, 2007 - WEDNESDAY  
Field Trip
8:30 Depart from the front of Hotel
Continental Breakfast - On the Bus
10:00
Hot Springs National Park
Mr. Stephen Rudd
Natural Resource Program Manager
National Park Service
12:00
Lunch provided on the
"Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat"
Lake Hamilton
Return to Hotel  

June 7, 2007– THURSDAY

Climate Change and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program
 
7:30-8:30
Continental Breakfast
Meeting Room A
9:00-10:00
"Alkyl Chemistry"
Rose Ravelo
GREF Fellow
Purdue University
10:30
Break
11:00-12:00
"Katrina Impacts in New Orleans"
Robert Twilley
Louisiana State University
12:00-1:30 Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:30
"Climate Warming: Hot Air and Cold Facts"
T.J. Blasing
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
ORNL
2:30-3:30

"The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program"
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

3:30 Break
4:00-5:00

"Arkansas's Climate Change"
Nancy Marley
University of Arkansas Little Rock

June 8, 2007 - FRIDAY

Atmospheric Science Program (ASP)

 
7:30-8:30
Continental Breakfast
Meeting Room A
9:00-9:30
"Overview of ASP Program"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock
9:30-10:30

"MILAGRO and MAX-Mex Field Project in Mexico City"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

10:30
Break
11:00-12:00

"Climate, Decision Making, and Behavior"
Amy Wolfe
Society Technology Interactions Group Leader
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

12:00-2:00

Lunch
On Your Own

2:00-3:00
"Sustainability and Biofuels: Some Issues
and Things to Think About
"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock
3:00
Break
3:30-4:30
June 9, 2007 - SATURDAY  
7:30-8:30
Continental Breakfast
Meeting Room A
 9:00-10:00

"Graduate Schools: Positives and Negatives and What to Consider When Applying"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

10:00
Break
10:30-11:30

"Proposals and Writing Papers: The Do's and Don'ts"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

11:30 Lunch
On Your Own
11:30-6:30 Afternoon Free
6:00-8:00
Final Working Session
Evening Buffet
Hotel Restaurant
6:30 – 8:00
"Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Regional Ozone, Aerosols: Connections to Climate Change"
Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Chief Scientist GCEP and Asst. Chief Scientist
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

June 10, 2007 - SUNDAY

 

 
Travel to Mentor Locations

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER

and

SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN GCEP

 
 

The Global Change Education Program is funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Biological and Environmental Research