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Asian Studies Teaching Colloquium on Environment, Science and Technology

October 1-2, 2010

Friday, October 1

3:00-4:00 Registration

3:00-4:00 Optional Tour of the Logan Museum of Anthropology Collections

4:00-4:15 Opening Remarks: Daniel Youd (Beloit College)
Room 150, Center for the Sciences

4:15-5:30 Panel:  Science, Environment, and Technology

Chair:  Yaffa Grossman (Beloit College)

5:30-6:30 Poster Session, Science Center Atrium

6:30-7:30 Dinner, Atrium

7:30 - Keynote Talk (Science Center 150): Introduction:  Elizabeth Brewer (Beloit College).  Speaker:  Spencer Benson, University of Maryland - Asian and U.S. Approaches to Teaching Global Issues: Common Goals, Different Pathways

[Spencer Benson Photo]

Spencer Benson - photo from Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Maryland website

Saturday, October 2

9:00-10:15 Workshop: Using objects to teach about science in Asia, Dan Bartlett, Curator of Exhibits and Education, Beloit College Logan Museum of Anthropology, Logan Room, Wright Museum of Art

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 Panel:  Health and Nutrition

Chair:  Nancy Krusko (Beloit College)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Parallel Workshops

  1. Using online tools and databases to teach about health and the environment: Gapminder, Google Earth and so much more, Marion Fass, Professor of Biology, Beloit College, Room 340, Center for the Sciences
  2. GIS as a pedagogical tool for teaching about environment and science, Sue Swanson, Professor of Geology, Beloit College, GIS technology is used to analyze and visualize geospatial data.  In this workshop, participants will explore interactive maps and data sets from Asia and learn how GIS can be used to practice scientific inquiry. Room 450, Center for the Sciences

2:15-3:00 Reports from the workshops and concluding discussion