Local Transportation, Parking & Summit Location

Around Austin will provide shuttle service between the Summit and the two Summit hotels: Hilton Garden Inn – Austin Downtown/Convention Center (500 N Interstate 35 between 5th Street & 6th Street) and Radisson Hotel & Suites – Austin Downtown (111 E Cesar Chavez Street) in mornings and evenings and to the airport on the last day (Sunday) of the summit. The shuttle pick-up time on each day of the conference will be 6:45 am sharp from the hotel lobby. The shuttle will not come back around for anyone that misses this pick-up time so please be downstairs and ready by 6:45 a.m. each day.

If you are driving, the closest parking is the San Jacinto garage; we will have pre-paid cards for you to cover your parking costs. On the weekend, many of the street parking places will be free, but not all; make sure to read the signs to avoid receiving a ticket.

The meeting will start with breakfast in the Holland Family Student Center – 2nd floor main entrance of the Jackson Geoscience Building (JGB), 2225 Speedway, University of Texas at Austin campus. On the first day, you will need to come to JGB 2.102 to pick-up your welcome packet which will include your nametag, working group room numbers, agenda and other helpful items for the summit.

All meals will be in the Holland Family Student Center (JGB, 2nd floor; main entrance); all Keynote talks, panels, and all participant discussions will be in the Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324. Your working group and intermediate working group room numbers will be provided at when you check in.

Summit Agenda

Friday, Jan. 10th

7:15 a.m. Breakfast, Holland Family Student Center (JGB, 2nd floor; main entrance)
8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introduction, Goals & Logistics: Sharon Mosher (Boyd Auditorium; JGB 2.324)
8:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Robert Frodeman: The End of Disciplinarity
Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity and Professor of Philosophy University of North Texas
9:15 a.m. Panel discussion: Curriculum & content, competencies, and skills needed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and/or for future careers in the geosciences.

  • Steve Marshak (University of Illinois at Urbana)
  • Dave Mogk (Montana State University)
  • Lyndsey LeMay (Thomas Nelson Community College)
  • Chris Keane (American Geoscience Institute)
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Work group breakout sessions (16 working groups); individual rooms as assigned
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Holland Family Student Center
1:00 p.m. Working group breakout sessions, continued
2:00 p.m. Intermediate level working groups (6 groups of ~ 24-36); individual rooms as assigned
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Intermediate level working group reports & all participant discussion
5:15 p.m. Summation and preparation for second day. Q&A. Organizing Committee; moderated by Sharon Mosher
5:45 p.m. Reception, Holland Family Student Center
6:15 p.m. Dinner, Holland Family Student Center
8:00 p.m. Shuttles to hotels

 

Saturday, Jan. 11th

7:15 a.m. Breakfast, Holland Family Student Center
8:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation: James Collins: Undergraduate science education early in the 21st century: No miracles needed, but we do need leaders
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment in the School of Life Science, Arizona State University
8:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Pedagogy and Use of Technology

  • Cathy Manduca (SERC)
  • David McConnell (North Carolina State University)
  • Steven Whitmeyer (James Madison University)
9:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Work group breakout sessions (16 working groups)
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Holland Family Student Center
1:00 p.m. Intermediate level working groups (6 groups of ~ 24-36)
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Intermediate level working group reports & all participant discussion
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Broadening participation and retention and preparation of K-12 science teachers to build a robust and diverse future geoscience workforce

  • Stephen Mattox (Grand Valley State)
  • Ashanti Johnson (Institute for Broadening Participation; University of Texas at Arlington)
  • Anne Egger (Central Washington University)
5:00 p.m. Work group breakout sessions (16 working groups)
7:00 p.m. Shuttles to hotel; dinner on own

 

Sunday, Jan. 12th

7:15 a.m. Breakfast, Holland Family Student Center
8:00 a.m. Working group breakout sessions, continued
9:00 a.m. Intermediate level working groups (6 groups of ~ 24-36)
10:00 a.m. Intermediate level working group reports & all participant discussion
1:00a.m. Final Discussion: Summary of Progress, Next Steps and Roadmap for Future. Organizing committee; moderated by Sharon Mosher
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Holland Family Student Center
1:00 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels and/or airport.  Airport arrival estimated at 1:45 p.m.  We will also have a van that can go straight to the airport if an earlier arrival is required.