Leading scientists and policy makers at the ASE Annual Conference 2013
19 December 2012
Eminent astrophysicist Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow is among several leading figures due to gather at the University of Reading as the Association for Science Education’s Annual Conference gets underway on Wednesday 2 January 2013.
The four-day conference, which runs until Saturday 5 January, is expected to attract nearly 2000 teachers, technicians, advisors and others involved in science education throughout the globe.
Professor Rees will give his presidential address on Friday 4 January at 2pm as he begins his year as the new President of the ASE.
Kevin Brennan MP, Shadow Minister for Schools will be delivering the ASE Science Education Policy lecture at 3pm on Thursday 3 January.
Among the leading figures in science due to speak at the annual conference is IOP Chief Executive Paul Hardaker. He will give a talk titled Challenges in predicting the weather and climate: science, young people and public policy.
A comprehensive Frontier Science lecture programme will be delivered by staff at the University of Reading, including:
- Professor Kevin Warwick giving a talk titled Human enhancement: A user guide to via neural implants
- Dr Graham Schafer who will look at Infants’ first words: What do they tell us?
The theme for the Annual Conference is Constructing the future of science education; tackling fifty year challenges.
ASE Chief Executive Annette Smith said: “We are delighted to be in Reading for our 2013 Annual Conference at the start of ASE’s fiftieth Anniversary year. The programme is exciting, the venue ideal and we’re looking forward to welcoming regular delegates and first-time attendees to this important professional development event”
The conference features Europe’s largest science education exhibition with all the major science education suppliers, publishers and manufacturers present.
Once more ASE will be joined by Gold Partners OCR and Silver Partners AQA along with new Bronze Partner EduLab.
Another leading scientist, Michael Reiss, Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, will be delivering a key note address on behalf of OCR on bringing the Science Curriculum to life, on Thursday 3 January.
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Information for Editors
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. Members include teachers, technicians and others involved in science education. The Association plays a significant role in promoting excellence in teaching and learning of science in schools and colleges. Working closely with the science professional bodies, industry and business, ASE provides a UK-wide network bringing together individuals and organisations to share ideas and tackle challenges in science teaching, develop resources and foster high quality Continuing Professional Development. The Association for Science Education can trace its origins back to 1900. Incorporated by Royal Charter in October 2004, the ASE operates as a Registered Charity.
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