OSM 2012

Ocean Sciences Meeting
February 19 – 24, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT

COSEE Presentations and Posters

Exhibition Hall Booth
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
Dates: Monday, February, 19 – Friday, February 24

The booth was staffed by National COSEE Office staff and Network volunteers. Staff greeted passersby and engaged them in conversation to better understand their existing knowledge of COSEE.

The following print materials were available in the COSEE Booth:

  • COSEE Center one page profiles
  • COSEE brochure
  • COSEE “A Decade of Excellence” brochure
  • COSEE programs at Ocean Sciences flyer
  • Ocean Literacy brochures
  • Materials from individual COSEE Centers
  • Hands-on oceanography activities booklet
  • COSEE Hands-on activities CD
  • Sound in the Sea CD and brochure
  • Hurricanes and Society CD an brochure
  • Hurricanes and Society webinar series flyer
  • Ocean Gazing podcast CD

COSEE branded give-aways included:

  • 200 Pens
  • 200 Reusable bags
  • 200 Magnetic clips

The Ocean Sciences Meeting attracted close to 4,000 attendees. An attempt was made to track the number of people who stopped by the booth and the number of people engaged in conversations about the COSEE Network. Although all people interfaced with were not recorded, we did speak with over 500 people. The tracking also will serve as a baseline to better staff the booth for future conventions to handle heavy volume times.

Collaboration with ASLO

For the first time, COSEE collaborated with ASLO to create an extended exhibition hall booth. The larger space allowed conference attendees to find out more about the COSEE Network and COSEE activities and consult with outreach experts.

Outreach Experts

Society and funding agencies are asking ocean scientists to communicate their research results and implications to circles outside academia. The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and the Association for the Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) partnered to provide outreach consultations in the Exhibit Hall every day to help scientists develop new strategies to improve their ‘broader impacts’. Leading communicators from the ocean sciences community were available for one-on-one consultations about working with the media, policymakers, K-12 educators and students, and the general public.

Outreach Experts in the booth included Lesley Smith, Cheryl Lyn Dybas, Bob Chen, Kristan Uhlenbrock, Janice McDonnell, Ari Daniel Shapiro and Adrienne Sponberg.

BI Wizard

COSEE NOW previewed a new tool designed for early investigators. The Broader Impacts Wizard leads users through several steps of thinking and planning for broader impacts activities to include in a proposal to funding agencies such as NSF. The BI Wizard is in beta testing and should be available for network use soon.

The COSEE Network offered a variety of activities for meeting attendees including:

Sunday, February 19

Professional Development Workshop for Early Career Scientists
Hotel Monaco, Salt Lake City, 8:00 –17:00

The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) facilitates partnerships between scientists and education professionals (including formal and informal educators, learning scientists, psychologists, and media professionals) to collectively work toward the improvement of public literacy about our ocean. Please join us for a workshop series that will include both face-to-face and online sessions, featuring demonstrations and discussions to address skills that include: deconstructing your science; understanding learning theories concerning how people learn that you can apply to your teaching and science presentations; building effective communication techniques; and broaden the reach of your science.

Monday, February 20

Session 036: COSEE: Using Evaluation to Measure the Impacts of Education/Outreach
Session Organizers: Patricia Kwon, Andrea Anderson, Diana Payne, Shawn Rowe
Ballroom F, 10:30 – 12:30 (Oral Session)

  • What has COSEE NOW Meant to our Research and Outreach Efforts? (Schofield, O. M.; Kohut, J.; Glenn, S. M.)
  • Adventure in the South Pacific: UCLA'S Marine Biology Quarter and COSEE-West Partner to Develop Strong Research and Communication Skills in Young Scientists (Kane, T. L.; Kwon, P.; Fong, P.)
  • Impact of Experiential Ocean Science Education on Scientist-Volunteers' Knowledge, Teaching Capacities and NSF Broader-Impacts Endeavors (Anderson, A.; Stahr, F.)
  • How Does Participation in Educational Outreach Benefit Scientists? (Anderson, A.; Dorph, R.; Kwon, P.; Van Dyk, P.; Plude, D.; Parsons, C.)
  • COSEE-TEK Teacher Technology Experience: A Catalyst for Learning and Communicating Ocean Science and Technology (Babb, I. G.; Rader, L.; Matis, K.; Payne, D. L.)
  • Scientists Mentoring Graduate Students on Research and Teaching Through COSEE Concept Mapping Collaborative Workshops (Kwon, P. S.; Companion, C.; deCharon, A.; Simms, E.; Repa, J.)
  • The Research Experience for Preservice Teachers (REPT) Program in COSEE Florida (Bourexis, P. S.; Cetrulo, B.)
 Students speak with program representatives during the COSEE/ASLOMP Luncheon
Students speak with program representatives during the COSEE/ASLOMP Luncheon

ASLOMP/COSEE Young Investigator Workshop
Room 250 A, B, D, E, 12:30 – 14:00

This lunch time workshop, sponsored by the COSEE Network and the ASLO Multicultural Program, provided information for young investigators about the COSEE Network, education and research opportunities within the Network, scholarship and fellowship opportunities and beyond the Network, including REU programs, and NASA programs. This workshop was intended for ASLOMP students and faculty, however many students outside the ASLOMP program attended. Participants received a complimentary lunch and informational materials.

COSEE Ladder of Scientific Success Luncheon Series
Room 251 A, B, D, E, 12:30 – 14:00

A collaboration of several COSEE Centers presented a series of Climbing the Ladder of Scientific Success Workshops for scientists interested in increasing their capacity for high impact education, outreach, and collaboration activities. These leadership development workshops were organized into four “rungs” which can be climbed individually or as a whole and are designed to support the development of ocean scientists in their professional careers. The four “rungs” are Deconstruct, Understand, Build and Broaden.

Deconstruct Your Science (Make it Simple). Thoughts are not produced in our minds linearly, but rather as complex connections that evolve over time. In this workshop participants learned to apply concept mapping skills to help you: 1) visually represent your science in a "bigger picture" context, 2) simplify your research goals and communicate them to others, and 3) promote effective dialogue with various audiences. (Presented by: Annette DeCharon, COSEE-Ocean Systems)

Session 073: Improved Broader Impacts = Enhanced Scientific Impacts
Session Organizers: Liesl Hotaling, Gail Scowcroft
Ballroom F, 14:00 – 16:00 (Oral Session)

  • A Model for Scientist Involvement in Online Resource Development (Knowlton, C. W.; Scowcroft, G.)
  • Virtual Tools to Aid Scientists in Developing Broader Impact Projects (Ferraro, C. A.; Hotaling, L.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.; Shapiro, A. D.; Yoder, J. A.; McDonnell, J. D.)
  • Exploring Inner Space - Educational Kiosks and Command Stations for Interacting with Ocean Exploration Content in Aquarium Settings (Coleman, D. F.; Scowcroft, G. A.; Knowlton, C.; Matis, K. E.; McMillan, W.; Haynes, S. E.)
  • Science + Multimedia = You (Shapiro, A. D.)
  • COSEE-WEST – COLORADO Collaborative: Using Scientists' Research Interest to Drive Teacher Professional Development Workshops (Smith, L. K.; Lynds, S.; Buhr, S. M.; Duguay, L.; Harcourt, P.; Kwon, P.)
  • The Broad-Spectrum Benefits of Research Partnerships Between Teachers and Marine Scientists (Garay, L. V.; Yager, P.)
  • Who's Helping Whom? The Multifaceted Value of Engaging Ocean Scientists in Professional Learning Communities (Dover-Good, L. H.; Mileham, M. A.)
  • Coastal Monitoring Partnership Between a University Scientist, a Local High School, and a Museum Using the Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) (Adams, L. G.; Taylor, A.)

Session 036: COSEE: Using Evaluation to Measure the Impacts of Education/Outreach
Session Organizers: Patricia Kwon, Andrea Anderson, Diana Payne, Shawn Rowe
Exhibition/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

  • Increasing Under-Represented High School Students' Ocean Awareness and Knowledge: Results of Liberty Science Center's Approach (Gardner, K.; Florio, K. B.; Clark, H. R.; Parsons, C.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.)
  • What We Have Learned: Connecting Scientists with Students Through the Use of Communications Technology (Deutscher, R. R.; Peach, C.)
  • COSEE-WEST Online Workshops: Helping Scientists Bring their Research to Broader Audiences (Whitley, L. N.; Tuddenham, P.; Bishop, T.)
  • The Ocean Literacy Principles - Understanding the Impact of this Educator-Scientist Collaboration on Public Understanding of Science (Chung, J.; Dorph, R.; Nagy Catz, K.)
  • COSEE-WEST Ocean Observing Institute: Using Online Data in the Classroom (Kennison, R. L.; Kwon, P.; Harcourt, P.; Whitley, L.; Noda, G.; Chilton, L.; Duguay, L.; Fong, P.; Tuddenham, P.; Bishop, T.)
  • Paying it Forward: Engaging Scientists in Communicating Ocean Science to Volunteer Interpreters (Dover-Good, L. H.; Rowe, S. M.)

Session 073: Improved Broader Impacts = Enhanced Scientific Impacts
Session Organizers: Liesl Hotaling, Gail Scowcroft
Exhibition/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

  • Integrating Research and Education for Broader Impacts: Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment - Internships for Community College Students (Gehrke, C. L.; Apple, J. L.; Hadfield, M. G.; Cheung, I.; Hodder, J.)
  • Sense It - Student-Created Water Quality Sensors (Hotaling, L. A.; Lowes, S.; Stolkin, R. A.; Lin, P.; Bonner, J. S.; Kirkey, W.; Ojo, T.)
  • Building an Ocean Learning Network: Fostering Collaborations with the Informal Science Community (Diederick, L. K.; Paul, V. J.)
  • Connecting Ocean Scientists with Future Educators - COSEE Florida's Research Experience for Pre-Service Teachers (Cetrulo, B.; Capers, J.; Cook, S.)
  • APECS: A Successful Way to Promote Leaders Development and Contribute to Outreach Through Formal/Informal Education Pathways (Ballerini, T.; Baseman , J.; Costa, E. S.; Schmale, J.; Pavlov, A. K.; Provencher , J.; Tsukernik, M.; Wood C.L., C. L.; Zaika , Y.)
  • Interactions Between NOAA Scientists, Explainers, and Visitors at the Exploratorium (Miller, M.; Rowe, S. M.; Mileham, M. A.)
  • Treasure at Any Age: Working with Real Scientists Exploring a Local Shipwreck to Understand Ecosystem Changes Over Time (Aguilar, C.; Cuhel, R. L.)
  • Engaging Students, Educators, and Scientists in a Community of Practice (Christensen, A. H.)

Session 093: Pathways To Ocean Sciences: Broadening Participation In Summer Research For Undergraduate Programs
Session Organizers: Allyson Fauver, Thomas Windham, Janice McDonnell, Ashanti Johnson
Exhibit/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

  • Barriers to Student Participation in At-Sea Internships (Lunsford, T. L.; Sullivan, D. E.)
  • Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean REU: Attracting and Retaining Minority Students in Ocean Sciences (Fields, D. M.; Fowler, R. A.)
  • Pathways to Ocean Sciences: Broadening Participation in Ocean Sciences REU Programs (Fauver, A.; Johnson, A.; Detrick, L.; Valaitis, S.; Thomas, S.; Siegfried, D.; Cash, C.)
  • Strategies for Broadening Participation in the Maryland Sea Grant REU Program (Moser, F. C.; Kramer, J. G.; Allen, J. R.)
  • An Analysis of NSF Ocean Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduate Site Programs from 2009 Through 2011 (Rom, E. L.; Patino, L.; Weiler, C. S.; Sanchez, S.; Colon, Y.; Antell, L.)
  • Using Partnerships to Increase Diversity in the Ocean Science Workforce: NC Opt-Ed and COSEE SE (Campbell, L. E.; Thomas, C. J.; Spence, L.)
  • Maritime Security Summer Research: Diversity Initiatives (DeFares, B. A.; Pullen, J. D.)
  • The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program: Increasing Diversity in the Ocean and Environmental Sciences in One Influential Science Community (Jearld, Jr., A.)
  • The Lamont Doherty Secondary School Field Reseach Program (Newton, R.; Vincent, S.; Dutt, K.; Allen, K.)
Tuesday, February 21

Session 035: Using Data from Autonomous Vehicles and Drifters to Support Education and Outreach
Session Organizers: Janice McDonnell, Jim Yoder
Ballroom F, 8:00 – 10:00 (Oral Session)

  • Oceanographic Decision Support System, A Tool to Improve Efficiency Of Biological Ocean Study (Maughan, T. G.; Rajan, K.; Bellingham, J. G.; McCann, M.; Cline, D.; Gomes, K.; O'Reilly, T.; Edgington, D.; Das, J.; Chavez, F.)
  • Understanding Ocean Chemistry And Biology Using Real-Time Data From Profiling Floats (Johnson, K. S.; Matsumoto, G.; Scheurle, C.; Claustre, H.; Perry, M. J.; Riser, S.)
  • The Ocean Observatories Initiative Education And Public Engagement: Delivering Real Time Data For Transformative Learning In The Undergraduate Classroom (Crowley, M. F.; Glenn, S. M.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.; McDonnel, J.; deCharon, A.; Wieclawek, J.; Companion, C.; Levenson, S.; Rude, A.; McCurdy, A.)
  • The Use Of Real-Time Data From Globally-Distributed Glider Missions In The Undergraduate Classroom (Glenn, S. M.; Schofield, O.; Kohut, J.; McDonnell, J.; Gardner, K.)
  • AUV Research And Education In The Ross Sea: Scientists Share Research Experience With Middle School Teachers And Students (Kohut, J. T.; Clark, H.; Gardner, K.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.; Florio, K.; Parsons, C.; McDonnell, J.)
  • AUV Research and Education in the Ross Sea: A Broader Impacts Evaluation Report (Parsons, C. M.; Kohut, J.; McDonnell, J.; Florio, K.; Gardner, K.; Clark, H.; Lichtenwalner, S.)
  • North Atlantic Bloom 2008 Webinar Series (Cetinic/Ivona, I.; Companion, C.; deCharon , A.; Herren, C.; D'Asaro, E.; Lee, C.; Mahadevan, A.; Omand, M.; Perry, M. J.; Poulton, N.)
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in the GCOOS-RA Footprint: A Hook for Teaching How Data are Used in the Real World (Simoniello, C.; Lembke, C.; Kirkpatrick, G. J.; Weisberg, R. H.; Kirkpatrick, B. A.; Jochens, A. E.; Howard, M. K.; Walker, S.; Szczechowski, C.)

COSEE Ladder of Scientific Success Luncheon Series
Room 251 A, B, D, E, 12:30 – 14:00

Understand How People Learn. What does research about the mind, the brain, and the processes of learning say about how people learn? What can this research tell us about effective ways to teach our students and communicate with the public? Take a critical look at how people learn, perceive, and value science. Understand the differences between novice and experts. Explore what is and what is not an accurate view of science, including its strengths and limitations, and discuss the public’s widespread misinterpretations about science. If you’re going to be teaching and sharing science, it’s critical to think about the nature of science, how it can be communicated, and how people learn science. (Presented by: Catherine Halversen, COSEE CA)

Session 035: Using Data from Autonomous Vehicles and Drifters to Support Education and Outreach
Session Organizers: Janice McDonnell, Jim Yoder
Exhibit/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

  • Drifter on an Alien Sea: Education and Outreach on the Titan Mare Explorer (Lorenz, R. D.; Stofan, E.; Turtle, E. P.; Beisser, K.; Buckley, M.)
  • Using a Remus-100 AUV to Inspire Curiosity and Enthusiasm in 6-12th Grade Students by Engaging in a Real-World Science, Engineering and Technology Program (Kukulya, A. L.; Austin, T.; Yoder, J.)
  • An Assessment of Real-Time Data Use in Undergraduate Classrooms (McDonnell, J. D.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.; deCharon, A.; Companion, C.; Risien, C.; Kilb, D.; Fundis, A.; McCurdy, A.; Glenn, S.)
  • Constructing a Framework to Classify Ocean Data Activities: A Tool for Content Developers, Data Translators and Educators (Lichtenwalner, C. S.; Florio, K.; McDonnell, J.; Gardner, K.; Clark, H.; Parsons, C.; Hotaling, L.)
  • A French Outreach Initiative Including Oceanograhic Autonomous Observations (Claustre, H.; Scheurle, C.)
  • Observing Ocean Processes with Student-Built Ocean Drifters and Time Animations in Google Earth (Sullivan, D. E.; Hochstaedter, A.)
  • Research with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Informs Educational Resource About Harmful Algal Blooms (Ryan, J. P.; Barr, N. S.; Fulton-Bennett, K.; Fierstein, D.)

Session 164 International Education and Outreach Activities
Session Organizers: Adrienne Sponberg, Bob Chen, Melissa Ryan
Exhibit/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

  • Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite Mission – U.S and Argentina Working Together to Understand Our Oceans (deCharon, A.; Rabolli, M.; Chao, Y.; Lagerloef, G.; Torrusio, S.)
  • COSEE CHINA (King, E. H.; Dai, M. H.; Cao, W. Q.; Chen, M. R.; Liu, M.)
  • Field-Based Laboratories in Oceanography and Geology During a Study Abroad Semester in Italy (Richardson, M. J.; Gardner, W. D.)
  • Ocean Networks Canada Observatory: Encouraging National and International Marine Education (Searle, D. R.)
  • French Initiatives with a Mediterranean-Wide Perspective for Education and Outreach (Sciandra, A.; Claustre, H.; Scheurle, C.; Raulet, E.; Oceanographic Autonomous Observations group)
  • COSEE Goes International: COSEE CHINA (Chen, R. F.; Wang, X. C.; Dia, M.; Gao, H.)
  • An Outreach Case Study on Coastal Engineering and Marine Renewables (Magar, V.; Greaves, D. M.; Simmonds, D. J.; Raby, A. C.; Pan, S.)
  • Travels on Board the R/V Urania: Outreach Activity with 10-12 Years Old Children (Santinelli, C.)
  • Leadership Effecting Change: Research, Outreach and Education in the Bahamas (Brooks, A.)

Additional Presentations

The 3-Minute Solution: Communicating Your Research in Short, Effective Videos (Cramer, C.). Session 117: Communicating a Changing Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Scientists and Decision Makers; Ballroom F, 14:15 (Oral Session)

AUV Research and Educaton in the Ross Sea: Teacher Preparation Enhances Student Engagement and Understanding of Mission Science (Florio, K. B.; Gardner, K.; Clark, H. R.; Kohut, J. T.; Lichtenwalner, C. S.; Parsons, C.; McDonnell, J. D.). Session 102: Live From the Ocean: Engaging Students and the Public in Active Research Projects At Sea; Exhibit/Poster Hall, 16:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

Wednesday, February 22

COSEE Ladder of Scientific Success Luncheon Series
Room 250 A, B, D, E, 12:30 – 14:00

Build New Knowledge in a Diversity of Learners. Learners build an understanding of the world around them through their experiences, motivation, and social interactions both face-to-face and online. This session focused on how you can effectively share your science with people outside your discipline using a variety of communication strategies, including social media. We discussed how to build your science message and broaden the impacts of your research. (Presented by: Janice McDonnell, COSEE NOW)

Additional Presentations

Communicating the Broader Impacts of Your Research Using Visual Tools - A Workshop for Graduate Students; Room 251 A, B, D, E, 18:00 – 21:00

One of the keys to communicating your work with any audience is making your science relevant and interesting. Whether you are trying to communicate to policy and decision makers, school groups, undergraduates, or public audiences, concept maps and other visual tools can help you organize your work into themes for communicating. This workshop, designed for graduate students, introduced techniques and online tools for identifying and communicating the big ideas behind your work in ways that make it relevant and interesting without over simplifying it. Participants identified important audiences, map out key components of their work, and develop strategies for communicating with their maps. Participants in previous workshops have created presentations for their graduate committees, developed tools for communicating to K-12 teachers, developed communication strategies with policy makers, and come to better understand how their work fits in to their colleagues work. For more information visit COSEE-Pacific Partnerships.

Communicating Ocean Sciences College Courses: Science Faculty and Educators Working and Learning Together (Halversen, C.; Simms, E.; McDonnell, J.; Strang, C.). Session 130: Active Learning Approached to Teach Concepts in Ocean Sciences, Poster/Exhibit Hall, 17:00 – 18:00 (Poster Presentations)

Thursday, February 23
 Jim Yoder
Jim Yoder

TOS Breakfast

Dr. Jim Yoder (WHOI, COSEE NOW) was honored during The Oceanography Society (TOS) Breakfast as the 2012 TOS Fellow. Dr. Yoder was recognized for his innovative and visionary application of satellite ocean color technologies to interdisciplinary oceanography, his extraordinary service to oceanography and ocean sciences education.

Please visit TOS for more information on the TOS Fellows Program and a listing of all TOS Fellows.

COSEE Ladder of Scientific Success Luncheon Series
Room 250 A, B, D, E, 12:30 – 14:00

Broaden Your Impacts by Effectively Sharing Your Knowledge with People Outside Your Field. Your research is important. It can be used as a real-life model of the scientific enterprise for teaching science, but can also connect with a diversity of potential collaborators to impact a variety of audiences. This workshop focused on broadening the impacts of your research to your students, the public, and decision-makers. (Presented by: Bob Chen, COSEE OCEAN)