Mobile education conference
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Minnesota Science Museum president Eric Jolly keynotes the June 24-25 Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference.
The national event in Brown Hall brings together experts in hands-on, inquiry-based, science education for K-12 students, educators and the community.
Jolly is nationally known expert on science literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University of Oklahoma.
Another speaker of note is Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former Minnesota Speaker of the House. Kelliher is president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), which advocates for innovation and technology on behalf of more than 350 companies and organizations. Among other things, MHTA manages the annual Tekne Awards, which honor Minnesota technology discoveries.
Among the two days of sessions are presentations by Daniel Valdes and Ben Dubin-Thaler of New York City's BioBus, a laboratory on wheels with sponsors such as Nikon, Carl Ziess, Olympus and Motic.
Lead organizer of the conference is Bruce Jacobson, associate professor biology and director of biobusiness outreach. Jacobson is director-elect of the Mobile Lab Coalition, a national partnership of science education programs.
The Science Express was a 2012 Tekne Award finalist.