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Expand the Possibilities for New Projects that Educate Public about STEM Principles

Public Works for Public Learning International Conference, June 20–22, 2012, San Francisco, California


About this conference:

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is the recipient of a $3million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an outdoor exhibition thatwill use the Golden Gate Bridge to educate the public about the Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles underlying in its infrastructure.

Why should I attend:

The conference, Public Works for Public Learning, will review the project’s efforts, offering ready‐to‐use practicalinformation on how existing structures can be used to develop and fund effective exhibits to educate the public,featuring the history and engineering behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about funding opportunities toexpand your education and outreach programs, how to access federal set‐asides, and develop ideas for tappinginto Federal and local funding sources. This will be an opportunity to teach the public, educate them about yourrole in the public fabric, and provide a contribution to future generations.The Keynote speaker is Dr. G. Wayne Clough, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Both large and smallpublic works with successful visitor centers that provide income and educate the public will be represented,including the Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Affordable registrationincludes a field trip to the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge to interact with the exhibits featuring the Bridge and toenjoy the many area improvements which were made for the Bridge’s 75th Anniversary. Discounted room rateshave been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, a four‐star hotel located near all theamenities the city has to offer. An optional evening reception on June 20 will provide an opportunity to meet withthe conference speakers and exhibit designers to ask questions, or simply mingle.

Who should attend:

Professional engineers; state, county, and city public works departments and officials; architects; contractors;project managers; public relations and marketing departments; informal science educators; teachers; foundationsand funding agencies; art development organizations, or anyone who has a project in their community that theywould like to showcase. Look at things in a different way, by seeing your projects in a new role, as a learningresource. From this conference, you will benefit from exchanging ideas on how to work together to developproposals and exhibits, ways to fund educational projects, and how to go about getting started to turn your visioninto a reality.

To find out more about this unique opportunity and to register online here or contact us at:

Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE), 1301 S. 46th St. - Bldg 420, Richmond, CA 94804. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get the most for your travel funds. Be part of something special by registering for thisInternational Conference!

Early registration encouraged by May 18, 2012.