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Drs. Payne and Walter attend the Astronomical EPO Conference

SCSU faculty members, Dr. Linda Payne, Director of the Midlands Math & Science Regional Center, and Dr. Donald Walter, Professor of Physics, attended a national conference on education and public outreach (EPO) related to the fields of astronomy, astrobiology and space and earth science. The conference took place on September 14-16, 2005 in Tucson, Arizona and is part of the 117th annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The conference was attended by EPO professionals and scientists from NASA, the astronomical community, K-12 schools, universities and other education communities from around the country.

Travel funds for this trip are being provided under two NASA awards: SCSU's MUCERPI-2003 award from NASA's Science Mission Directorate and a subgrant to SCSU from NASA's Broker/Facilitator SERCH which is located at the College of Charleston.