Massachusetts Association 
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2017 MITS Professional Development Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Join MITS for our upcoming seminar series. The Professional Development Seminar Series is designed for staff, volunteers and other professionals from science, environmental, history, technology, art and other cultural institutions and centers in New England. Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) this winter for full day workshops divided into 2 sessions - a scientific presentation and a skill-based session. Come to one or more!

Wednesday, January 25th                                               

  • Engineering Goes Underwater with Paul Fucile, Senior Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Bringing You Up to Speed on the Practice of Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking with Aaron Osowiecki and Jesse Southwick, Physics teachers, Boston Latin School and Developers, Energizing Physics


Thursday, February 16th

  • An Unexpected Path to the Antarctic with Dyan deNapoli, “The Penguin Lady”, Speaker, Author and Penguin Expert
  • Communicating About Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Challenge with Dr. Vandana Singh, Professor and Chair, Physics and Earth Science Faculty, Framingham State University


Thursday, March 16th

  • Alien Solar Eclipses: The Importance of Modeling in the Search for Exoplanets with Dr. Irene Porro, Director, McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning and Mary Dussault, Science Education Program Manager, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Sunny With a Chance of Simulations with Dr. Henry “Trae” Winter, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Wednesday, April 12th

  • Imitating Mother Nature to Improve Chemical Reactions with Dr. John Caradonna, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Boston University
  • “I’d Like to Have an Argument”: Making Meaning Through Conversation with Dr. Rudolf Kraus, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Coordinator for Secondary Science Education, Rhode Island College and Gabriel Rodriguez, MEd, Teacher of Chemistry, Woonsocket High School


All 4 sessions promise to provide an exciting, hands-on professional development opportunity for you and your staff! 

Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Higgins Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Cost: $40 per seminar. Any 3 dates $105; All 4 dates $130. Registration fee includes lunch.


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