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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    E1. SPACE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium explores best practice and innovative approaches to space education at all levels. It also considers activities, methods and techniques for informal education, outreach to the general public and workforce development. Each year the symposium will commence with a key note address by the winner of the IAF Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution to space education by an educator who promotes the study of astronautics and space science. When submitting abstracts for consideration, please note that: • Papers should have clear education or outreach content. • Emphasis should be placed on evaluating the learning outcomes of a project, and how these learning outcomes were achieved and evaluated. • Authors are encouraged to clearly identify target groups, benefits, lessons-learned, good practice and include measures of critical assessment • Technical details of projects, even if carried out in an educational context, will not usually qualify. • Papers reporting on programmes/activities that have already taken place will be given preference over papers dealing with concepts and plans for the future. • Papers covering topics/activities which have been reported at a prior IAC must state this explicitly and detail both the additional information to be presented and the added value that this represents.

    Coordinator

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    E1.1. Ignition - Primary Space Education

    This session will explore innovative programs for students up to the age of 11 conducted within the formal education system. Emphasis will be placed on programs that effectively engage primary school students in STEM, develop key skills, and foster a long-term passion for space. This session will also consider programs and activities that develop effective and inspirational primary school teachers.

    Co-Chair

    Carol Carnett
    International Space University (ISU)United States

    Kaori Sasaki
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

    Christopher Vasko
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Gulnara T. Omarova
    Astrophysical InstituteKazakhstan

    E1.2A. Lift Off - Secondary Space Education (1)

    This session will explore innovative programs for students aged 11 to 18, conducted within the formal education system. Emphasis will be placed on programs that effectively engage secondary school students in STEM, develop key skills, and foster a long-term passion for space. This session will also consider programs and activities that develop effective and inspirational secondary school teachers.

    Co-Chair

    Seyed Ali Nasseri
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)Canada

    E1.2B. Lift Off - Secondary Space Education (2)

    This session will explore innovative programs for students aged 11 to 18, conducted within the formal education system. Emphasis will be placed on programs that effectively engage secondary school students in STEM, develop key skills, and foster a long-term passion for space. This session will also consider programs and activities that develop effective and inspirational secondary school teachers.

    Co-Chair

    Andrea Jaime
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    Seyed Ali Nasseri
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)Canada

    Rapporteur

    Carlos Duarte
    Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)Mexico

    Christopher Vasko
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    E1.3. On Track - Undergraduate Space Education

    This session will explore innovative programs for undergraduate students. This can include the development and delivery of innovative courses, project-based work, and work placements. Emphasis should be placed on how the program is structured for maximum impact, how the impact is measured and how the lessons learned are being applied to other courses.

    Co-Chair

    Camille Alleyne
    NASAUnited States

    Hubert Diez
    CNESFrance

    Rapporteur

    Michal Kunes
    Czech Space OfficeCzech Republic

    E1.4. In Orbit - Postgraduate Space Education

    This session will explore innovative programs for postgraduate students. This can include the development and delivery of innovative courses, project-based work, and work placements. Emphasis should be placed on how the program is structured for maximum impact, how the impact is measured and how the lessons learned are being applied to other courses.

    Co-Chair

    Camille Alleyne
    NASAUnited States

    David B. Spencer
    The Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Remco Timmermans
    International Space University (ISU)The Netherlands

    Thierry Dana-Picard
    Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT)Israel

    E1.5. Enabling the Future - Developing the Space Workforce

    This session will focus on the challenges, opportunities and innovative approaches to developing the current and future global space workforce.

    Co-Chair

    Hubert Diez
    CNESFrance

    Rapporteur

    Amalio Monzon
    Airbus Defence and SpaceSpain

    Olga Zhdanovich
    Ajilon for European Space AgencyThe Netherlands

    E1.6. Calling Planet Earth - Space Outreach to the General Public

    This session will focus on activities, programs and strategies for engaging the general pubic. This session does not include programs that are conducted within the formal education system.

    Co-Chair

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    Valerie Anne Casasanto
    NASA Goddard/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)United States

    Rapporteur

    Frank Friedlaender
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems CompanyUnited States

    Thierry Dana-Picard
    Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT)Israel

    E1.7. New Worlds - Non-Traditional Space Education and Outreach

    This session will focus on novel and non-standard methods of space education and outreach in non-traditional areas and to non-traditional target groups. This session does not include programs that are conducted within the formal education system.

    Co-Chair

    Olga Zhdanovich
    Ajilon for European Space AgencyThe Netherlands

    Vera Mayorova
    Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Carol Christian
    STScIUnited States

    E1.8. Hands-on Space Education and Outreach

    Hands-on can be a powerful way to introduce and teach STEM concepts, especially with diverse learners of many backgrounds. This session will demonstrate and share effective hands-on activities and experiments to explore, teach and reinforce space-related concepts. During the session, presenters will actually demonstrate the activity. Full details are available at http://www.iafastro.org/iac-2017-new-session/

    Co-Chair

    Lyn Wigbels
    University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchUnited States

    Valerie Anne Casasanto
    NASA Goddard/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)United States

    Rapporteur

    Andrea Jaime
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    Remco Timmermans
    International Space University (ISU)The Netherlands

    E1.9. Space Culture – Public Engagement in Space through Culture

    This Session is co-sponsored by the IAF Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS) and will focus the activities of institutions such as museums, space agencies and non-profit organizations involving space that engage the cultural sector. This session does not include programs that are conducted within the formal education system.

    Co-Chair

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Nelly Ben Hayoun
    Royal Holloway, University of LondonUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Carol Carnett
    International Space University (ISU)United States

    Valerie Anne Casasanto
    NASA Goddard/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)United States

    E1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space Education and Outreach addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the E Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Carolyn Knowles
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Rapporteur

    Carlos Duarte
    Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)Mexico

    Gulnara T. Omarova
    Astrophysical InstituteKazakhstan