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International Conference on Nanotechnology

Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs Conference

"The Role of Science in Intelligence, Security, and Terrorism Studies"
2nd International Conference
April 10, 2015
Lyceum | Walters State Community College Morristown Campus

Conference Schedule

April 9, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Reception/Dinner
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus

April 10, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 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 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome
Dr. Jeffery Horner
Dean, Division of Natural Science
Walters State Community College
TN, USA
9:10 a.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, USA, 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 p.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 p.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
Eugene de Silva
M.A., A.L.M Department of Politics, University of Leicester, UK
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The Role of Science in the Culture of Peace
Dr. Eriberta Nepomuceno
Former Secretary of 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 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Government Involvement in Science Intelligence
Dr. Kirk Yancy Williams
Walden University, MN USA

"The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Teaching and Learning"
1st International Conference
May 23, 2014
Lyceum | Walters State Community College Morristown Campus

Conference Schedule

May 22, 2014

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Reception/Dinner
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus

May 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 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 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome
Dr. Wade McCamey
President, Walters State Community College
TN, USA
9:10 a.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 Student's Beliefs, Knowledge, and Understanding of Scientific Ideas Represented in Curriculum and Culture
Dr. Keith S. Taber
Chair, Science Education Center, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Managing Multidisciplinary Classes: Evidence from the University of Nicosia
Dr. Despo Ktoridou
Head of Management and 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
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 Yancy 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.
Scientist Learning to Communicate: An International Comparison of Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Science Communication Training
Dr. Grant E. Gardner
Middle Tennessee State University
TN, USA
3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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, TN
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

TASDC International Conference
"The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Teaching and Learning"
May 23, 2014
Lyceum | Walters State Community College Morristown Campus

Call for Papers for Plenary Sessions

TASDC has organized an international conference to be held on May 23, 2014. This conference is hosted by Walters State Community College, TN and is supported by Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, Institute of Physics, UK/USA, and Virginia Research Institute, USA.

We take this opportunity to invite you to this conference which will automatically give you the membership of the TASDC.

All queries must be sent to registrar@tasdc.org or eugene.desilva@ws.edu or call 540-841-1264

Conference Registration

Registration Fee
Includes reception, tea/coffee, lunch, and one year membership for TASDC

Please submit your registration fee based on the following deadlines

$100.o0
If registering before December 15, 2013
$150.00
If registering after December 15, 2013

Abstract Submissions
Format Instructions for Titles and Abstracts

  • The title and abstract should be typed 10-point Arial (NOT Times New Roman as in previous years).
  • Type the title in sentence case (NOT in ALL CAPS as in previous years).
  • Following the title, type in bold italics the first name, middle initial (if desired), and last name of each author. Do not include academic degrees.
  • Indicate student author(s) with an asterisk following the name(s).
  • The authors’ names should be followed in italics by the official name(s) of the academic institution, city, and state (no abbreviations).
  • The abstract text should begin immediately after the address. The right margin should not be justified.
  • The abstract should state concisely the purpose, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  • The abstract should be written as a single paragraph not to exceed 150 words.
  • Do not include literature citations or diagrams.
  • Scientific names should be indicated by italic type.
  • Please send your abstract to eugene.desilva@ws.edu

Conference Schedule

May 22, 2014

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Reception
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus

May 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Morning Sessions
WSCC Library | Morristown Campus
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Introduction
Dr. Danny Bryan
Secretary
Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs
TN, USA
9:05 a.m.– 9:10 a.m.
Welcome
Dr. Wade McCamey
President
Walters State Community College
TN, USA
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Eugene de Silva
President
Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs
TN, USA
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Tristan Denley
Vice Chancellor
Tennessee Board of Regents
TN, USA
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tea Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Prof. Despo Ktoridou
Head of Management & MIS Department
School of Business
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Carole Haeusler
Science Education
University of Southern Queensland
Springfield, Australia
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Dr. R. Subramaniam
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Keith S. Taber
Chair
Science Education Center
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.– 2:40 p.m.
Plenary Sessions I
Sessions I
1. Mobilization Tools for Classroom Teaching & Research
Drs. Jeffrey Horner, Abigail Goosie, and Matthew Smith
Room 141 Natural Science Building | Morristown Campus
2. Multidisciplinary Research in Science Teaching
Dr. Eugene de Silva and Eugenie de Silva
Lyceum | Morristown Campus
3. Ethics and Science Research
2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Tea Break
2:50 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Plenary Sessions II
Sessions II
1. Research in Physics/Chemistry Education
2. Research in Biology/Psychology Education
3. Research in Mathematics/Engineering Education
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion

TAS East Tennessee Collegiate Division Conference
April 12, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm in the Lyceum

WSCC is the home for Tennessee Academy of Science's (TAS) East Tennessee Collegiate Division Conference.

The Natural Science Division is proud to announce that this year's conference will be held on April 12 , 2013 in the Lyceum from 9 am - 4:00 p.m.

The Natural Science Division invites your students to present research papers or posters in the following categories:

  • Botany
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering & Engineering Tech
  • Geology and Geography
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • History of Science
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science/Math Teaching
  • Zoology

This is a tremendous portfolio building opportunity for our students. It could also be an excellent opportunity for your students to showcase their curricular projects. If you have any students who want to present on topics outside these categories, please inform Dr. de Silva or Dr. Horner.

The winners of each category get a certificate from the TAS. The first place recipients get one-year memberships to the TAS.

Please contact for forms and format guidelines , or to submit your papers Dr. Eugene de Silva via email. The abstracts need to be submitted before March 15th.

Thanks for all the educational experiences you afford our student learners.