The Science Alliance Live! Documentary is Here!

Science Alliance Live!Relive your Science Alliance Live! experience with Tuk, Victoria, Fred, and Enzo. The project’s creators talk about the science, the theatre, and our hopes for the future! The film was made by Stephen Pullen and his Advanced Filmmaking Class along with Pullen Productions. Special thanks ┬áto the ODU Office of Research, CCSLRI, and the ODU Theatre and Film Program for their support for the project.
Science Alliance Live Documentary

Science Alliance Live from Jenifer Alonzo on Vimeo.

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New Project Funding for Dr. Victoria Hill

Dr. Hill has just been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to continue collecting data in the arctic. This project will cover 2 years of field work (2013 and 2014) and include the deployment of buoys in the Arctic to monitor heating and light transmission through the ice and into the water column.

We’ll keep you posted as we look for funding for Tuk the dog to join Dr. Hill in the Arctic.


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Science Alliance Staging Plays to Spark Children’s Interest in Climate Change

InsideODU Press Release. see full article

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Upcoming Premiere Event

Science Alliance Live announces its premier event.

Saturday, November 5
10:00am – 12:00pm
ODU University Theatre

Highlights include hands-on science activities for the whole family, staged readings of two new plays about scientific research at ODU, puppets, snow cones, and live music. Children from 5-12 will see themselves on television in the arctic using green screen technology and they will participate in the making of a documentary film about science education.

This opening event for Science Alliance Live will take place on November 5th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the University Theatre located between 46th and 47th on Hampton Blvd. on the Old Dominion University campus. Tickets are free but must be reserved by calling 757-683-3391 or emailing Tickets must be reserved, as seating is limited. Arts Parking is available in Garage D between 45th and 46th street and in the lots at 46th and Monarch and 46th and Killam.

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Hampton Roads – new school with a science focus?

Group working to create public boarding school in Hampton Roads. see full article

A grassroots group working to launch a residential public high school in Hampton Roads is presenting the concept to business leaders Wednesday.

The group, called the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Steering Committee, has been working on its plan since late 2010, said co-founder Judy Stewart.

The Virginia STEAM Academy is partly inspired by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, which opened in 1980. It enrolls high school students from across the state for an intensive math and science education.

The school’s chancellor, Todd Roberts, is the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s luncheon inNorfolk.

“I have invited Chancellor Roberts to share highlights of (his school’s) 32-year journey in order to gauge your interest in bringing a similar model to Virginia,” wrote TowneBank Chairman and CEO Robert Aston in an invitation to business leaders.

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Astronauts, Math and Science

Astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. Tells Youth “Sky is the Limit” with Math and Science see press release

More than 6,000 New York area middle school students rallied behind science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education this week at the Harlem Armory and Apollo Theater during The Dream Tour, a high-energy motivational program presented by Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space.

Students from New York City Department of Education schools participated in the two-hour, inspirational program designed to encourage STEM-related careers. The high-tech event, supported by ExxonMobil Foundation, featured interactive science experiments, a simulated shuttle launch and firsthand accounts from ExxonMobil engineers about the rewarding aspects of their careers. The program concluded with a motivational address from Dr. Harris about how he overcame barriers through education and achieved his dreams to become a successful physician, businessman, NASA researcher and astronaut.

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