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Ada Lovelace Day at USM

Ada Lovelace Day at USM

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
110 Abromson, 88 Bedford Street

Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852) is widely held to be the first computer programmer and the annual global Ada Lovelace Day celebrations aim to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and math, to inspire a new generation of women in those fields.

The October 16th reception will feature short presentations by USM faculty Clare Congdon (Computer Science), Lisa Moore (Biology), Caryn Prudente (Chemistry), Terry Theodose (Biology), and Karen Wilson (Environmental Science).    

Please do join us for this free event on Tuesday October 16th at 2:30 in room 110 Abromson, 88 Bedford Street for refreshments and great conversation.  The event is open to the entire community and is intended for young women and girls who might like to know more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, as well as their friends and advocates.

For more information about Ada Lovelace Day:
http://findingada.com/about

For more information about the USM Women and Gender Studies program:
http://usm.maine.edu/wgs or call 780-4289

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New England Environmental Literacy Summit

New England Environmental Literacy Summit

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2012, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) is holding New England's first Environmental Literacy Summit. Join environmental educators and other leaders from throughout New England in this day-long event, hosted by the Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA). Share experiences, best practices, and visions for building and sustaining an environmentally literate citizenry in New England.  

New England Environmental Literacy Summit
October 26, 2012
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine
 >> Download the full Summit brochure  >> Register Online here
Featuring:
The EE Stars Are Aligning -- keynote address by our very special guest, Laura Downey, Executive Director of the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education. 

Workshops:
Making a Perfect Match - Environmental Literacy and the Next Generation of Science Standards

Anita Bernhardt, Science & Technology Specialist, Maine Department of Education

Community-Wide Environmental Literacy: Beyond the K-12 Classroom
Lisa Purcell, Executive Director, Four Winds Nature Institute; Jen Cirillo, Director of Professional Development, Shelburne Farms

Partnering Agriculture and Environmental Literacy Programs
Susan Quincy, Environmental Educator, Kellog Environmental Center, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Conditions Fostering Collective ELP Success
Dave Chase, Senior Consulting Associate, PEER Associates, Walpole, NH

What Comes Next? Linking Environmental Literacy Expectations from High School Through Higher Education
Robert Sanford, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine

Capacity Building for Environmental Education
Laura Downey, Executive Director, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education

EE Advocacy: Almost Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from Schoolhouse Rock!
Shareen Knowlton, Director of Education, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI

Finding Common Ground: Building a Diverse Coalition
Marilyn Wyzga, Coordinator, NH Children in Nature Coalition

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