We offer free registration to high school teachers and community college teachers for our entire meeting (Dec. 3-7) or you may attend just the Saturday programs below with or without students (high school or undergraduates). Note: if you register for the entire meeting, you will need to pick your badge up in the Registration area at the Pre-registered Badge Pick-Up counters.
When you first arrive in the Moscone Center North Lobby with your students, proceed down the escalators to the room listed below to pick up your Saturday only badges. Some of the sessions require preregistration.
High School Program
Explore the World with a Fold-Your-Own Microscope
So much of life on our planet is invisible to the human eye. Astounding biodiversity, including novel species, and the incredible behaviors of these life forms can be found in the dirt, water and air of our everyday world – if only we have the tools to examine them!
Join Foldscope inventor Manu Prakash and other Foldscope super-users for an outdoor adventure in the Children’s Garden behind the Moscone Center. Gain new perspective using a microscope made mostly out of paper, its materials costing less than one dollar. The Foldscope is a champion of “frugal science,” an affordable tool for both education and deep science.
This event is first come, first served. You will receive a confirmation email. If we run out of space you can request to be placed on the waitlist by emailing Thea Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meet in Room 121 to pick up your Saturday Only badge before going outdoors. In the event of rain the event will be held in Moscone Center, Room 121.
For engaging with the Foldscope community: http://microcosmos.foldscope.com
Animating Cell Biology
Janet Iwasa, University of Utah
When she first started graduate school in cell biology, Janet Iwasa never would have imagined that her career path would lead her to become an animator. In this discussion targeted to undergraduates, she will describe how she became an academic scientific animator, and the critical role visualization plays in research and communication. She will also discuss the rewards and challenges of being in this unique field.
Poster Competition and Reception
All San Francisco area teachers and students are welcome and encouraged to attend; only registered undergrads who have submitted a paid abstract by October 14 may present posters on their research – No preregistration required for those who just want to view the posters and ask questions.
This session allows students to practice presenting their research posters. Students and teachers from the San Francisco area are welcome to view the posters to get a sense of how scientists communicate their science.