From the Ivory Tower to the Global Village:
Getting Involved to Help Educate Humans of all Hues

Education/Public Outreach Workshop for Scientists
South Shore Harbour Conference Center, Marina Ballroom
Sunday, March 10, 2002

8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast, Registration in the Marina Ballroom registration area
9:00-9:15 Welcome, introductions, and overview of the day's workshop
Kathleen Johnson, Manager of LPI Education and Program Services
9:15-9:45 Women in Science: Encouraging Trends and Persistent Questions
Lynn Narasimhan, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Director
of the Space Science Center for Education and Outreach, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
9:45-10:15 What Does it Take for a Woman to Make it in Science?
Penny Morris-Smith, Assistant Professor of Natural Science, University of Houston, Downtown
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30- 11:00 Engaging Minority Women in Math & Science
Eva Graham, Manager of Minority Education Initiatives and the Minority Education / Public
Outreach Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
11:00-12:00 Open Forum and Discussion
Moderator: Attrice Hunt, LPI Education and Program Services


Lunch Hooker's Nook Café
South Shore Harbour

1:00-1:30 Fun is not enough - The Role of Teachers and Outside Experts in Encouraging Middle
School Students to Consider Technical Careers

Horton Newsom, Research Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Institute of
Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1:30-2:00 An Anecdotal Model for Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students into
Undergraduate Science and Engineering Programs

Victor Obot, Associate Professor, College of Science & Technology, Texas Southern University
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45 Diversity Programs Supported by DEA and NOBCChE
Darrell Davis, Laboratory Director, Drug Enforcement Administration, and member of National
Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
2:45-3:45 Open Forum and Discussion
Moderator: G. Jeffrey Taylor, Director, Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium, Hawai`i Institute of
Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai`i
3:45-5:00 Meeting wrap-up and evaluation
At the Lunar and Planetary Institute:
Conference registration begins in the Hess Room
Reception in the Great Room