March 26, 2011: Opening Speaker
What kids learn about science outside of school is a nice enrichment to what they learn in school—or is it actually the other way around?
Pioneer in museum development and science communication
Dr. Friedman is a noted expert in informal science education and served as Director of the New York Hall of Science from 1984 through 2006. Under his leadership the Hall won special recognition for encouraging new technologies, creating new models for teacher training, and serving an extraordinarily diverse audience. In 2006 the New York Hall of Science completed a $92 million capital expansion. He is the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Public Understanding of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers' Fellow Award, and the American Institute of Physics’ Gemant Award. The American Association of Museums named him to its Centennial Honor Roll in 2006.
March 27, 2011: Keynote
Director, Coalition for Science Afterschool
Carol Tang spent the last ten years at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. For the first five years, she supervised educational programs—including programs for outreach, summer environmental education, teen youth development, teacher services, school district-wide science professional development and citizen science. More recently, she served as the Director of Visitor Interpretive Programs and then head of Public Programs. Carol received a BA in paleontology from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in geology from University of Southern California, and a Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship at the UC Museum of Paleontology. She served as a geology professor at Arizona State University where she worked with inquiry-based science educators and local science centers.