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Meet the Scientist Virtual Event: Dr. Rob Davies

  • 15 Sep 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Virtually Online


  • Please register to support the passion of science. All proceeds go toward the Richard Tolman Scholarship for pre service teachers.
  • All proceeds go toward the Richard Tolman Scholarship for pre service teachers.

Join UtSTA for a one hour event with Dr. Rob Davies. 

Members $5.00 All proceeds go to the Richard Tolman Scholarship

Nonmembers will be $30.00. (become a member and attend for $5). All proceeds go to the Richard Tolman Scholarship

This will be a one hour virtual event where Rob will share his passion of science with us. It will be an opportunity for each of us to remember our passion and why we want to share it. 

When you register, please enter your CACTUS number if you would like to receive one relicensure point.

"The challenge of communicating science of critically important and highly politicized issues, and the notion of engaging our cultural institutions ― such as the arts ― to help us tell these stories in ways that better connect us… not just to the information, but to what it means for us and our families and communities."

Our landscape is daunting ― a suite of ecolgocial and social crises; complex, fully entangled, and intensifying.  Planetary climate disruption, accelerating ecological breakdown, and deepening societal and cultural divisions in which billions experience critical deprivation.  Some believe that these topics are too upsetting to discuss candidly with students.  The reality is, they’ve already noticed.  They’re already upset.  As science teachers, we have a unique opportunity to detoxify these topics and frame this landscape with a mindset of knowledge, excitement, even adventure.  It comes down to how we tell the stories… and how our students see themselves in these stories.

Dr. Davies’ is a physicist whose work focuses on global change, human vibrancy, and the science of systems. He has delivered hundreds of public lectures ― to policymakers, business leaders, civic organizations and faith communities ― and his “performance science” theatrical collaboration The Crossroads Project | Rising Tide, co-created with the Fry Street Quartet, has been performed across the U.S. and in three countries.  He has served as a scientific liaison for NASA; as a project scientist with Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory; and an officer and meteorologist in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Davies has served on the faculty of three universities, is a past Associate of the Utah Climate Center, and is currently Associate Professor of Professional Practice with Utah State University, where he holds a joint appointment in the Dep’t of Physics, USU’s Ecology Center, and the Caine College of the Arts.

NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.


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