Past Conferences

April 10, 2015

TASDC organized the following international conference which was held on April 10, 2015. This conference was hosted by Walters State Community College, TN and was supported by the Virginia Research Institute, Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, Institute of Physics, UK/USA, NACMA, and E and E, USA.

 
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Theme

“The Role of Science in Intelligence, Security and Terrorism Studies”

Date:

April 10, 2015

Venue:

Lyceum Conference Hall, Walters State Community College, 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway Morristown, TN 37813-6899

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Program

Thursday – 9th of April, 2015

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Conference Reception/Dinner – WSCC Library

Program

Friday – 10th of April, 2015

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast.

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. – Introduction – Dr. Danny Bryan – Secretary; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

9:05 – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome – Dr. Jeffery Horner – Dean – Division of Natural Science; Walters State Community College, TN, USA

9:10a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Dr. Eugene de Silva; President; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Guest of Honor Presentation – A Qualitative Political Scientist Reflects on the Role of Science in Intelligence, Terrorism, and Security Studies – Professor Anthony Glees MA, M.Phil, D.Phil (Oxford), Director, Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS), The University of Buckingham, Buckingham, United Kingdom.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Scientific Instruments and Models in the Intelligence Field – Drs. Eugene de Silva and Emmanuel Essuman  – Walters State Community College, TN, Virginia Research Institute, and the Institute of Physics, USA/UK Branch.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Message – Dr. Tristan Denley; Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Tea Break

11:30  a.m. – 12:15 a.m. – The Mirror Has Two Faces: Terrorist Use of the Internet and the Challenges of Governing Cyberspace – Shefali Virkar, M.A. – Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK

12:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – The Use of Scientific Method in Intelligence, Security, and Terrorism Studies – Eugenie de Silva M.A., A.L.M. – Department of Politics, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – The Role of Science in the Culture of Peace – Dr. Eriberta Nepomuceno; Former Secretary to the President of the Philippines on Special Projects, Philippines

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Talking Community Language: Developing Discourse and Tools to Present Alternative Content to Prevent Terror Inclination and Mobilization – Dr. Galit Ben-Israel – Beit-Berl Academic College / Institute of Identity Research, Kefar-Saba, Israel

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. –   Preparing our Students for Science Intelligence Positions: Starting at the Community College Level – Dr. Latoya N. Johnson – Walden University, MN, USA

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Tea Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Preparing our Students for Science Intelligence Positions: Starting at the College/Graduate Level – – Dr. Kirk Yancy Williams – Walden University, MN, USA

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Application of Mathematical Modeling for the Secure and Intelligent Energy Infrastructure – Dr. Tianxing Cai – Lamar University, TX, USA

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Web 2.0: The New Age of Preparation in Times of Terror and Disaster – Dr. Galit Ben-Israel – Beit-Berl Academic College / Institute of Identity Research, Kefar-Saba, Israel 

4:30 – 5:00 – Government Involvement in Science Intelligence – Dr. Kirk Yancy Williams – Walden University, MN, USA

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May 23, 2014

TASDC organized the following international conference which was held on May 23, 2014. This conference was hosted by Walters State Community College, TN and was supported by the Virginia Research Institute, Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, Institute of Physics, UK/USA, NACMA, and E and E, USA.

Dr. Gary Nixon; Executive Director of State Board of Education, TN was a special guest at this conference.

 

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Theme

“The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Teaching and Learning”

Date:

May 23, 2014

Venue:

Lyceum Conference Hall, Walters State Community College, 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway Morristown, TN 37813-6899

 

 

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Program

Thursday 22, May 2014

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Pre- Conference Reception/Dinner – WSCC Library – Welcome – Dr. Lori Campbell, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Walters State Community College

Program

Friday 23, May 2014

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast.

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. – Introduction – Danny Bryan – Secretary; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

9:05 – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome – Dr. Wade McCamey – President; Walters State Community College, TN, USA

9:10a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Dr. Eugene de Silva; President; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. – Dr. Tristan Denley; Vice Chancellor Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – Tea Break

10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Life, the Universe, and Everything – Secondary students’ beliefs, knowledge, and understanding of scientific ideas represented in curriculum and culture – Dr. Keith S. Taber; Chair – Science Education Center, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Managing Multidisciplinary Classes: Evidence from the University of Nicosia – Dr. Despo Ktoridou; Head of Management & MIS Department, School of Business, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

10:55 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Promoting multidisciplinary teaching and learning in physics and mathematics through Design and Technology Dr. R. Subramaniam; National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Introducing primary-aged children to atomic-molecular theory – Dr Carole Haeusler; Science Education, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Mobilization Tools for Classroom Teaching and Research – Drs. Jeffrey Horner, Abigail Goosie, and Matthew Smith – Walters State Community College, TN, USA

1:10 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Multidisciplinary Research – The Pathway to a Novel Teaching Method – Dr. Eugene de Silva – Walters State Community College, TN, Virginia Research Institute, and the Institute of Physics, USA, Dr. Pamela Knox – Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA and Eugenie de Silva – University of Harvard, MA, USA

1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Educating Scientists in the era of Big Data: Getting Results using Multidisciplinary Research – Dr. Kirk Nancy Williams – Walden University, MN, USA

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. – Teaching Wellness through Supported Research – Dr. Whitney Jarnagin – Walters State Community College, TN, USA

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. – Tea Break

2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Application of Information and Communication Technology to Create e-Learning Environment for Mathematics Knowledge Learning to Prepare for Engineering Education – Dr. Tianxing Cai – Lamar University, TX, USA

3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. – How do you help entering STEM majors with poor math preparation? – Drs. Ginger Rowell, Don Nelson, Chris Stephens, Elaine Tenpenny, Tom Cheatham, Jennifer Yantz, Brittany Smith – Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA

3:25 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Scientists learning to communicate: An international comparison of undergraduate student perceptions of science communication trainingDr. Grant E. Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA

3:50 – 4:15 – Introducing Community College Students to Research in Introductory Science Courses – Drs. Parris Powers, Chris Beals, Phil Clifford, Joe Dolan, Nancy Morris, and Tom Ekman, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee

4:15 p. m. – 5:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Panel Members – Dr. Tristan Denley, Dr. Pamela Knox, Dr. Gary Nixon, Dr. Lori Campbell, Dr. Jeffrey Horner, Dr. John LaPrise, and Dr. Eugene de Silva

Panel Questions:

1)    What novel initiatives and partnerships have been established to overcome current challenges that are faced in terms of research and teaching in the fields of mathematics and science?

2)    How can the aforementioned initiative aid in the improvement of educational standards in the state of Tennessee and the U.S.?

3)    What should practitioners, researchers, and professors place as their priorities when teaching students in today’s advanced society?

4)    In what ways can current educators improve their own on-ground and online classrooms to better facilitate student engagement and learning?

5)    How do you believe the novel widespread interest and focus on multidisciplinary research will influence the future of science in the US and across the globe?

 

 

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