Past International Conferences

2nd International Conference –

Title: The Role of Science in Intelligence, Security, and Terrorism Studies

Date: April 10, 2015

Venue: Lyceum Conference Hall, Walters State Community College, 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

Program:

Thursday – 9th of April, 2015

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Conference Reception/Dinner – WSCC Library

Friday – 10th of April, 2015

8 a.m. – 9 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 – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome – Dr. Jeffery Horner – Dean – Division of Natural Science; Walters State Community College, TN, USA

9:10a.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, 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 a.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 a.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 – Eugenie de Silva M.A., A.L.M. – Department of Politics, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – The Role of Science in the Culture of Peace – Dr. Eriberta Nepomuceno; Former Secretary to 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 – 5:00 – Government Involvement in Science Intelligence – Dr. Kirk Yancy Williams – Walden University, MN, USA


 

1st International Conference –

Title: The Role of Multidisciplinary Research in Teaching and Learning

Date: May 23, 2014

Venue: Lyceum Conference Hall, Walters State Community College, 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

Program:

Thursday 22, May 2014

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Conference Reception/Dinner – WSCC Library

Friday 23, May 2014

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.Continental Breakfast.

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.Introduction – Danny Bryan – Secretary; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

9:05 – 9:10 a.m.Welcome – Dr. Wade McCamey – President; Walters State Community College, TN, USA

9:10a.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 students’ beliefs, knowledge, and understanding of scientific ideas represented in curriculum and culture – Dr. Keith S. Taber; Chair – Science Education Center, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Managing Multidisciplinary Classes: Evidence from the University of Nicosia – Dr. Despo Ktoridou; Head of Management & 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 and 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.Scientists learning to communicate: An international comparison of undergraduate student perceptions of science communication trainingDr. Grant E. Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA

3:50 – 4:15 – 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, Tennessee

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