2015 International Meeting

Exploring New Frontiers

Join us in Portland, OR on January 7-10, 2015

Hotel Information

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201

Room Rate: $124/night

Conference Registration

The Marriott is sold out.

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Transportation from PDX to the Marriott:

Public Transportation:  Take the MAX Redline to City Center, get off at Morrison/SW 3rd St. station, walk ½ mile to the hotel.  Cost:  $2.50 (www.trimet.org)

Shuttle:  Blue Star Shuttle; departs from PDX every 30 minutes from 7AM to Midnight.  Cost:  $14 one way or $24 round trip (www.bluestarbus.com)


ASTE 2015 Program

Don’t forget the NASA Finesse workshop and our preconference and embedded workshops!

Check out our electronic program through SCHED (Apps for iOS and Android available)

 Professional Development Workshop Attendees: 

To help the Professional Development Committee in selecting and soliciting PD Sponsored Workshops for future conferences (and to provide feedback to this year’s presenters), we would deeply appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete a brief on-line evaluation of the workshop you attended.  (If you attended more than one, please fill out a separate survey for each workshop.)  Your feedback will help to strengthen future PD offerings. Many thanks! https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_aaTf2F2krzaH5v7

Keynote Speakers

In keeping with the conference theme of “Exploring New Frontiers,” the key note speakers will be Dr. Bonnie Nagel and Mr. Jim Clark.

Bonnie Nagel is a clinical neuropsychologist on the faculty of Oregon Health and Science University. She describes her primary research interest as “exploring typical adolescent brain and cognitive development using structural and functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessment techniques.” She will share with us the advances occurring in neuroscience relating to the cognitive development of adolescents to help us improve our understanding of how students learn.

Jim Clark is the President of Hive-FX, a live-action animation studio which has worked on movies (e.g., Hellboy, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams), commercials, children’s programming, and most recently the TV series Grimm. Mr. Clark will speak about the processes involved in bridging science, technology, and art. He will address questions such as: How does technology meet humanity? What is the “uncanny valley?” and How can we spark our students to see that science is not just another school subject?

ASTE Science Teacher Shuffle

Join your colleagues for a 3 mile fun run or a 2 mile walk along the scenic Willamette River Thursday morning at 6:45 AM. The activity is free, and there’s no better way to start the conference than with a little exercise in a non-threatening atmosphere with terrific company. You’ll be back in time for breakfast and the first session! Science Teacher Shuffle Application

Conference Co-Chairs

Tisha Morrell (morrell@up.edu)
Kevin Carr (kcarr@pacificu.edu)
Judy Morrison (jmorriso@tricity.wsu.edu)