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UK High School Workshop -- Summer 2013

July 16-18, 2013
on the campus of Morehead State University

Organized by
The University of Kentucky
in collaboration with
Morehead State University
with support from the Google CS4HS program

High School Science, Math and Social Studies Teachers are invited to apply for a 3-day workshop. The target audience is 25 high school math and science teachers in the Appalachian counties of Morehead State University Area of Geographic Responsibility. These counties include Bath, Fleming, Lewis, Carter, Elliott, Morgan, Menifee and Rowan, the seat of the Morehead State University. Teachers from other counties can also apply.

Teachers will

* Develop STEM lessons that incorporate new science, engineering and math standards
* Learn how to use mobile devices to collect data and use them in the classroom
* Learn how to use Google Earth, Time Slider and similar tools
* Learn how to analyze Earth Systems problems of local importance
* Choose to receive professional development credits or stipend

The registration is closed. For more information e-mail .

The UK and MSU team have extensive experience in grant and project management; curriculum and professional development; youth development in formal and informal learning environments; geography, science and computer science education and has conducted large programs targeting GIS technology activities. The team includes Dr. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, Dr. Carol Hanley, Dr. Sherif Rashad, Dr. Brian Lee and Dr. Demetrio Zourarakis.

Dr. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science at UK. He is a recipient of all major UK teaching awards, a contributor to the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program and a successful coach of the ACM programming team. He is an active member of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, recently awarded with the Superlative Service Award. His research interests are in programming and algorithms, with interdisciplinary applications in bioinformatics and research in computing for the humanities.

Dr. Hanley is co-chair of UK College of Agriculture Environmental and Natural Resources Initiative (ENRI). Dr. Hanley has over 25 years of experience in K12 curriculum development, grant and project management, and professional development. Dr. Hanley has been the PI or co-PI on close to $3.5 million of successful projects at UK. In 2012, Dr. Hanley was presented with the Kentucky Science Teachers Association Distinguished Educator of the Year Award; Bluegrass Tomorrow, Robert Clay President's Award and United Way of the Bluegrass, Excellence in Education Award.

Dr. Sherif Rashad, senior personnel, is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at MSU. His research interests include mobile networks, mobile computing, data mining, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Sensor Networks and Data Communications. He has served in many major conferences as a technical program committee member. He is the first recipient of Rebecca L. and Henry P. Conn Endowed Fellowship, J. B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Research Award in 2012 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Morehead State University. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Dr. Brian Lee is an associate faculty member in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky. His work involves applying geospatially based analyses and visualizations to community decision making processes for land use planning at the watershed or landscape scale.

Dr. Demetrio Zourarakis, also adjunct faculty at UK, has worked over 30 years in agricultural and geospatial sciences, developing and applying geospatial tools. Within the Division of Geographic Information (DGI), Demetrio serves as a remote sensing and GIS analyst for the geospatial community at the local, state and national levels. He is the technical lead and data analyst to the Kentucky Landscape Snapshot, the Kentucky Landscape Census and the Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal projects. One of Dr. Zourarakis's responsibilities at DGI is geographic outreach and education to community groups.