NATM/NATS Fall conference
Keynote Speaker: Christa Jackson, Lisa White
Thu Sep 20 - Sat Sep 22, 2018
Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE

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The NATM/NATS joint fall conference is approaching!
Registration is open and will once again be done in conjunction with NATS.

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Presentation proposals are currently being accepted, with a deadline of August 31, 2018.
Dr. Jackson’s area of research includes conceptualizing teachers’ knowledge of equity, specifically in teaching mathematics to African American students. Her work focuses on effective mathematics instruction at the elementary and middle levels, the preparation of prospective and in-service mathematics teachers, STEM Education, STEM literacy, STEM curricula development, strategies to help students who struggle in mathematics, and mathematics teachers’ conceptions of equity. Dr. Jackson is a mathematics teacher educator whose research and teaching focuses on equity issues in mathematics education and preparing pre-service teachers, graduate students, and in-service teachers to teach mathematics through an equitable lens. Her work also centers on inspiring and motivating females and students of color to pursue STEM careers. At Iowa State University, Dr. Jackson teaches an elementary mathematics methods course, geometry for K-12 teachers, and is a STaR (Service, Teaching, and Research) Fellow, which is a program for early career mathematics educators that was funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Jackson is serving as a School Science and Mathematics Association Board Member at Large and the Director of the STEM InCYte Camp.
Lisa D. White is the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP). She received a Ph.D. in earth sciences from University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989. Dr. White has extensive experience with science outreach programs for urban students and she is active in efforts to increase diversity in the geosciences. She was the principal investigator of a five-year grant awarded to the SFSU Geosciences Department by the National Science Foundation, “Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science in San Francisco” (SF-ROCKS). The project aimed to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students in the geosciences by engaging SF Unified School District high school students in supervised environmental research projects and training. Dr. White coordinated the Minority Participation in the Earth Sciences (MPES) Program at the U.S. Geological Survey from 1988-1995, supervised the NASA Sharp-Plus program at San Francisco State in 1994, and she was appointed (2000) to chair the Geological Society of America (GSA) Committee on Minorities and Women in the Geosciences. She is a micro-paleontologist by training (specializing in fossil diatoms) and has distinguished herself equally as a teacher, researcher, and mentor.