***UPDATE MARCH 11 2020***
Due to guidance from the UCSB Chancellor recommending proactive steps to limit the potential impact of COVID-19 to our local communities and also recent restrictions on travel by the teacher attendees to our workshop, we have decided to indefinitely postpone our workshop planned for this Friday March 13th.
We will share announcements regarding future plans here in email and on our workshop website.
For Resources from last years workshop see "2019" link to the right.
Our next MRL Science Teacher Workshop will be held on Friday March 13th, 2020 from 8:30am-2:30pm. This event will be of interest for science teachers of all disciplines. The morning activities will feature curriculum presentations and activities led by MRL RET teacher-interns along with other explorations of resources and materials in STEM education.
The workshop is being held in the MRL Building on the UCSB Campus. Plan on parking inhere.located nearest the Hwy 217 campus entrance. A Campus map may be found
When you reach proceed to the top level. An attendant will be there between 7:30 am and 9:30 am to give you a permit. The permit must be displayed on the driver side windshield. You will be ticketed without a permit.
Take the stairs or elevator on lot side “A” to the street level. As you exit the parking lot walk to the south, between the Kohn Hall building and the Engineering II building, toward the MRL Building, 2 floor.
Please plan to arrive for registration, a continental breakfast/coffee and to chat with your fellow colleagues between 8:00 and 8:30am. We will introduce the days sessions at 8:30am in MRL room # 2053.
Please consider applying to our summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.
Preliminary workshop agenda: (final agenda TBA)
Teacher Presenters for the 2020 Workshop:
David Kirkhart - High School Chemistry - "The Color of Flame"
Karen Presburger - 7th Grade General Science - "Seed Dispersal as an Introduction to Ecology"
Larry Madrigal - High School Engineering - "Developing a Small Scale Underwater Robot to Investigate Aquatic Ecosystems"
Paul Nolan - Middle School General Science - "Amazing Polymers and The Infinite Variability of Plastic"
Other speakers include: (titles TBA)
Prof. Angela Pitenis of the UCSB Materials Dept.: "Interfacial Phenomena and Energy Dissipation at the Interfaces of Soft Materials"
Molly O'Bierne PhD, of UCSB Earth Science: “How does climate change affect the Great Lakes?” A Nature Communications article with accompanying educational resources.
Josh Mutus PhD, of Google/UCSB on his recent "Quantum Supremacy" breakthrough: "An Update on UCSB's Quantum Leap Forward"
Other speakers and activities TBA! Please check back later for a more detailed agenda and for details on parking and other logistics!
*FOR WORKSHOP MATERIAL FROM PAST YEARS EVENTS PLEASE SEE THE LINKS TO THE RIGHT*