Virtual DUSEL Symposium

 
   
   
   
   

November 21st, 2008

 
 
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  The Virtual DUSEL (vDUSEL) symposium will focus on development issues for distance education and outreach for the Sanford Underground Laboratory, Sanford Science Center and the nation's next national laboratory, DUSEL (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory) to be located in Lead, South Dakota.  Education and outreach efforts will focus on  virtual environments and games for learning.  (vDUSELOverview)  
         
 
Location
 
  Madison, South Dakota (campus of Dakota State University)  
 

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Tentative Agenda (download.pdf)
 
 
     

8:30 am

  Pre-symposium Breakfast (Optional - Karl E. Mundt Library)

10:00 am

  Opening Session (Karl E. Mundt Library)
Welcome DSU President Douglas Knowlton / Dr. Krebsbach
Introduction of participants

10:15 am

  vDUSEL - The Vision (Leadership Team)

10:45 am

  Invited Presentations
Dr. Brian Slator (Virtual Worlds for Education)
Dr.Richard Van Eck (Why Games for Learning?)
Dr. Bruce Howard (Challenger eMissions)

12:15 pm

  Luncheon
Speaker, Dr. Jose Alonso - Sanford Lab Director

1:15 pm

  Break-out Sessions
Virtual Environments/Gaming
Education/Assessment
Infrastructure
Researchers/State Interests

2:45 pm

  Break

3:00 pm

  The Road Ahead (Leadership Team)
Overview of group discussions
Establishment of clear, short/mid/long term vision for vDUSEL
Addressing goals and outcomes of meeting
Future plans

4:00 pm

  Closing Remarks (Dr. Stephen Krebsbach)

4:15 pm

  Networking and Reception (Optional Attendance)

 

   
 
   
   
   
   
     
   
   
   
   
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
   
   
   
   
   
 

Image Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

Accomodations
 
  The vDUSEL leadership team has made reservations for regional and national guests.  If you are a state employee making your own reservations, please contact one of these motels:  
 

AmericInn

Super8  
       
  Websites of Interest    
 

Homestake DUSEL

Sanford Laboratory at Homestake