235th AAS Meeting - Local Student Education & Public Outreach Exhibitor Reservation Form
DEADLINE TO VOLUNTEER: DECEMBER 23
Sponsored by Associated Universities, Inc.
Tuesday, 7 January 2020, ~12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Participating in the Student Education & Public Outreach (EPO) Program at the 235th AAS meeting is a great way for your institution to interact with students from the local community. There is no fee to participate, but we need each group to make a reservation. As a participant, you will have a unique opportunity to highlight your programs and facilities and to involve students in hands-on science. The event is geared toward 6th- to 12th-graders.
We encourage you to work with your education and public outreach staff to create a 12-minute HANDS-ON activity that will engage and excite the students. You will be visited by up to eight different groups of students over a two-hour period.
We ask all participants to provide 300 handouts for the students. AAS volunteers will put together a 'goodie bag' with all the handouts and distribute them to the students as they leave the exhibit hall.
If your organization is exhibiting at the meeting but is not interested in otherwise participating in the student EPO program, you are still invited to supply handouts to inform the students about your programs and to encourage their further exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Handouts must be delivered to AAS Exhibitor Registration by Sunday, 5 January 2020. All participating organizations will be acknowledged at the event.
Please fill out this form to let us know your plans for the student EPO program. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required; others are optional. Questions? Contact Debbie Kovalsky.
Participating Exhibitors (as of 17 December)
ASTRON and SRON
Associated Universities Inc. - AUI
Chandra X-ray Center
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: A New Window on the Universe
'Imiloa Astronomy Center
NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program
NASA's High Energy Observatories: Fermi, Swift, & NuSTAR
NASA's Science Mission Directorate (3 activities)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
National Solar Observatory
National Science Foundation
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Space Telescope Science Institute
University of Hawaiʻi