Western Regional Space Grant Consortium Meeting
September 25-27, 2003

Hotel Alex Johnson – Rapid City, SD
(Click on links below for PowerPoint Presentations)

Conference PHOTOS

Wednesday, Sept. 24

7:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.    Conference Registration for Geological Survey Participants

Thursday, Sept. 25

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Optional Geological Survey of SD Badlands
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   Conference Registration
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.   Welcome Reception

Friday, Sept. 26

8:00 a.m.             Registration continues

7:30 – 8:30         Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40            Welcome - Sherry Farwell

8:40-9:20            Report from NASA HQ, followed by discussion - Diane DeTroye

9:20-9:40            Bringing Cutting-Edge Concepts to the Elementary Classroom: The Earth Systems
   Connections Science, Math, & Technology Curriculum
- Lee Vierling
   Note: Posted slides show contact information only.

9:40-10:00          Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) project and 
                           collaborative opportunities
– Jeff Masek, GSFC

10:00-10:30        Break

10:30-12:00        NASA-related Native American Projects – Panel Presentations/Discussion
                           Moderator - Mike Collins (filling in for Kim Winkelman), Oglala Lakota College
                                James Rattling Leaf (Sinte Gleska University) – NativeView and GIS
                                Marla and Mike Collins (Oglala Lakota College) – SDSGC Program Initiation Grant
                                Jan Bingen and Betty Red Leaf (Little Priest Tribal College) – Native IMAGE
                                Jacquelyn Bolman - SDSM&T’s Office of Multicultural Affairs
                                Ed Galindo (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) – Space Shuttle Student Projects
                                Bull Bennett (SDSM&T Grad Student) – NASA/Space Grant sponsored PhD work

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch – Luncheon Presentation: Badlands Observatory’s Astronomical Research & Education Programs - Ron Dyvig, Badlands Observatory

1:00-1:20           Space Grant Alliance: Progress Report – John Gregory

1:20-1:40           Arizona's Workforce Development "mARZ Sat program"
                               Tim Campbell, AZSGC Student
                               Melissa Wallace, AZSGC Student
                               Helen Reed, Assoc. Dir., ASU/NASA Space Grant Program

1:40-2:40           NASA Center UAO Discussion
                          (Moderator - Sherry Farwell, SD Space Grant Consortium)
                               L Michael Freeman – KSC Opportunities for Space Grant
                               Linda Rodgers – JPL's 2003 Summer Space Grant Program
                               Mablelene Burrell - GSFC University Programs Specialist (for Q&A discussion only)

2:40-3:00           South Dakota Solar System Ambassador Program – Bob Polcyn

3:00-3:30           Break

3:30-5:10           Ad Hoc Director’s Forum: *5-minute opportunity for each Director (or designee) to present
                          overview of  "What we are doing with Workforce Development grants in my Space Grant 
                          Consortium", accompanied by 1-page handout. -- (Michaela Schaaf, Moderator)
                          Click on State names for 1-page handouts from those State Consortia: Alaska, Colorado,
                          Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota,

5:10-5:20           Discussion of Future WRSGM site location(s) - Bill Hiscock

5:20 p.m.           Adjourn for the day

6:30-8:00 p.m.   Banquet

Saturday, Sept. 27

7:30-8:30 a.m.           SDSGC Member/Affiliate Breakfast (Optional: for SDSGC members/affiliates only - Yesterday's Ballroom)
7:30-8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast (Yesterday's Ballroom)

8:30-9:45          Geospatial/GIS Panel Discussion: “Working Together with Space Grant”
                         (Moderator - Mary Fink, NE Space Grant Consortium)
                              Karisa Vlasek - Nebraska Geospatial Extension Program
                              Gregg Johnson - USGS EROS Data Center "Working Together with Space Grant"
                              Daniel Swets (Augustana College) - SDSGC Working Together
                              Kevin Dalsted (SD State University) - Geospatial/GIS Panel
                              Barron Orr, AZ Geospatial Extension Specialist - "Earth Grant" An Emerging Geospatial Partnership in AZ?

9:45-10:15         KC-135 Panel Discussion
                          (Moderator - Tom Durkin, SD Space Grant Consortium)
                               John Keefner, SDSM&T student - KC-135 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities
                               Irene Svete, Washington Space Grant

10:25-10:50        Break

10:50-11:10        NASA Aerospace Education Services Program (AESP) and STS-107 Memorial - Tony Leavitt

11:10-11:30        Discussion of Space Grant's involvement with Associated Universities Inc. (AUI)
                           proposal to manage the ISS – John Gregory

11:30-11:50        Future of the NASA EPSCoR Program - Warfield Teague

11:50                  Closing and passing of Stan Goldstein gavel to next WRSGM host

Noon                  Conference Adjourns

12:00-1:00 p.m.  Lunch

2:00-7:30 p.m.    Optional Trip to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials

The following is totally on your own, if you wish to take it in.

Sunday, Sept. 28     Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival (Festival runs from 
                                 Sept. 27-29, 2003) www.custerstatepark.info/round.htm

Monday, Sept. 29   Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park

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