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Preliminary Program & Speaker Information

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
Holiday Inn Select, Naperville, IL, beginning at 3:00pm
Registration/Badge Pick-up and Exhibit Hall 3:00-8:00pm
Dessert Reception—Sponsored by the American Astronomical Society 7:00pm
Welcoming Remarks 8:00pm
  Ann Viano, President, Sigma Pi Sigma and Associate Professor of Physics, Rhodes College  
  James Stith, Vice President, Physics Resources Center, American Institute of Physics  
Plenary Lecture: Science as a Contact Sport, Experiences of a SETI Researcher 8:45pm
  Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute  



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008
Beginning at 7:00am—Daytime events held on the Fermilab campus, evening events held at the Holiday Inn Select
Due to the large number of registrants and space limitations at Fermilab, Friday's schedule has been modified to accommodate as many participants as possible.
 
BREAKFAST OPTION 1
BREAKFAST OPTION 2
7:00-7:30am: Buses to Wilson Hall for "Breakfast with the Scientists" 7:30-8:00am: Buses to Fermilab Village
7:45-8:45am: "Breakfast with the Scientists" (Wilson Hall Atrium)
Advanced sign-up for this event required (form coming soon)
8:00-8:30am: Continental Breakfast (Kuhn Barn & Users' Center)
  8:30-8:45am: Buses to Wilson Hall
 
All Participants
9:00am: Welcome to Fermilab (Ramsey Auditorium)
Young-Kee Kim, Deputy Director of Fermilab and Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago
9:15am: Plenary Lecture: U.S. Science Policy at a Turning Point? (Ramsey Auditorium)
Richard L. Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
10:15-10:45am: Coffee Break (Wilson Hall Atrium)
FERMILAB TOURS TRACK A
FERMILAB TOURS TRACK B
10:45am: Fermilab Video: A Sense of Scale (Ramsey Auditorium) 10:30-10:45am: Board buses for Fermilab Tours
11:15am: Scientific Citizenship Workshop I:
The Evolution of Science Curricula
(Ramsey Auditorium)
Adrian Melott, Prof. Physics and Astronomy, Univ. Kansas; Founder, Kansas Citizens for Science
10:45am-12:45pm: Guided Tours
(Submit preferences in advance—form coming soon)
12:45pm: Lunch (Wilson Hall Atrium) 12:45-1:30pm: Lunch (Fermilab Village)
1:50pm: Board buses for Fermilab Tours 1:30-1:45pm: Buses to Wilson Hall
2:00-4:00pm: Guided Tours
(Submit preferences in advance—form coming soon)
2:00pm: Fermilab Video: A Sense of Scale (Ramsey Auditorium)
  2:30pm: Scientific Citizenship Workshop I:
The Evolution of Science Curricula
(Ramsey Auditorium)
Adrian Melott, Prof. Physics and Astronomy, Univ. Kansas; Founder, Kansas Citizens for Science
All Participants (Wilson hall)
4:00pm Poster Session I: Physics Revealed, Stories of Research and Careers (Wilson Hall Atrium)—Sponsored by the American Physical Society
(See poster abstracts here)
5:30pm: Plenary Lecture: Physics where Small and Big Things Meet (Ramsey Auditorium)
Young-Kee Kim, Deputy Director of Fermilab and Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago
6:30pm: Board Buses to Hotel (Holiday Inn Select)
7:00pm: Social Hour (Holiday Inn Select Ballroom)
7:30pm: Dinner (Holiday Inn Select Ballroom)
8:30pm: Plenary Lecture: Einstein as Citizen: Addressing Race and Racism (Holiday Inn Select Ballroom)
Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor, Co-authors of the book “Einstein on Race and Racism”

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Beginning at 7:00am—Daytime events held on the Fermilab campus, evening events held at the Holiday Inn Select
Buses to Wilson Hall 7:00-7:30am
Continental Breakfast 7:45-8:45am
Plenary Lecture: Who are the Future Faces of Physics? 9:00am
  Rachel Ivie, Research Manager, Statistical Research Center, American Institute of Physics
Scientific Citizenship Workshop II:
Energy Efficiency: Benchmarks & the Citizen's Response
9:30am
  David Goldston, Director of the Harvard Energy Studies Program  
  Julia Phillips, Director, Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center, Sandia National Labs
Break 11:00am
Scientific Citizenship Workshop III:
Mediating Public Perception, A View from Behind the Camera
11:30am
  Aziza Baccouche, President, Aziza Productions, Inc.  
Lunch and Poster Session II: Spotlight on Physics Outreach (See poster abstracts here)
Art Exhibits also on display
12:30pm
Scientific Citizenship Workshop IV: From Researcher to Representative, Learning to Listen to the Community 1:30pm
  Mike Fortner, Associate Professor of Physics, N. Illinois University, and Illinois State Representative
  Louis J. Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Mayor of Harding Township, NJ; and
     former School Board Member of the Township
  Craig Jones, Airline Pilot (retired); Member of the FermiLab International Linear Collider Citizens' Task Force
Plenary Lecture: How to Watch Atoms Sing, Electrons Hop and Molecules Dance:
Using Fast Light Pulses to Observe and Control Nature
3:15pm
  Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics & Electrical & Computing Engineering, Univ. Colorado
Art Contest and Reception (See abstracts for art entries here)
Posters from Session II also on display
4:00pm
Reflections on Scientific Citizenship, Our Way Forward 5:00pm
  Philip Hammer, Vice President, The Benjamin Franklin Center at the Franklin Institute
The Civic Scientist Era 5:45pm
  Neal Lane, Senior Fellow, James Baker III Institute for Public Policy; Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Board Buses to Hotel (Holiday Inn Select) 6:30pm
Social Hour (Holiday Inn Select Grand Ballroom) 7:00pm
Banquet and Presentation of Awards (Holiday Inn Select Grand Ballroom) 7:30pm
Plenary Lecture: What Presidents and Physicists Need to Know About Science
(Holiday Inn Select Grand Ballroom)
8:30pm
  Leon Lederman, Physics Nobel Laureate; Director Emeritus, Fermilab; Pritzker Professor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology;
      Resident Scholar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Adjourn 10:00pm