2010 Galaxy Forum
The 2010 Galaxy Forum, sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative was held August 28 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
The Forum provided educators with a venue where they can increase their knowledge about physics and astronomy, including current research in Kansas. Speakers included Dr. Nick Solomey, Chair of the Wichita State University Department of Physics;
Senator Steve Morris, (right) President of the Kansas Senate;
Elias Jordan, Kansas Astronomical Observers.
The teachers had the opportunity to:
- Discover where the new avenues of science research and cosmology are occurring in Kansas.
- Access resources which will foster student inquiry into how science is related to everyday life and the connection between job opportunities and science careers.
- Have the opportunity to participate in a discussion about the future of Kansas science education, including standards and possible changes, with a current state legislator.
- Learn how to involve students in higher levels of physics and astronomy education.
- Teachers can correlate these objectives with the state science standards.
Solomey, Jordan, Morris