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Zooming Out for a Global View Global Issues Conference. 2010 Information And Guidelines.
Sponsored by the Office of International Outreach, The European Union Center, The Education Department of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and The Academy for Future International Leaders at Texas A&M University
Place: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Time: 8:00-9:00 am Registration & Poster Session set-up
9:00 Keynote Address
10:00 “Zoom In” Small Group Discussions moderated by AFIL students
11:00 “Zoom In” Group Challenge” Solving Global Issues
11:30 Lunch provided by the Office of International Outreach
12:00 to 12:45 Poster Session
1:00 pm Awards Ceremony and featured student presentations
2:00 Tour of the George Bush Presidential Library
5:00 The Bush Museum closes
Space: Spots will be given to the first 250 students to submit projects
* Note: To be eligible to register, the student(s)
must submit a global project either individually
or in teams of no more than 4 students.
Gain Knowledge about Global Issues!
Interact directly with Texas A&M students, professors, and peers from
Excellent way to enhance future scholarship applications.
Opportunity to visit one of the nation’s premier public schools and
learn about Texas A&M traditions.
Opportunity to engage in an issue facing the world today.
Grasp concepts that world leaders are being faced with internationally.
Tour the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Exciting keynote guest speaker
Project Display and Presentation (Poster Session)
Breakout sessions with Texas A&M students on important global
Tour of the Bush Presidential Library and introduction to Texas
(A more detailed schedule will be provided when finalized.)
Must pertain to a global issue that falls within one of the categories listed on the following slide.
Must include a written component:
Several paragraph summary explaining the project’s relevance to a global issue.
Must include an original visual aid:
*4. Must be mailed according to the “Submitting Project”
Alternative Resources, Depletion of Resources, Air/ Water Pollution, etc.
Population Growth and Transition
Human Rights, Urbanization vs. Industrialization, etc.
World Banks, Import/Exports, Capitalism vs. Communism, Trade, etc.
Health and Human Development
Pandemics, Child Labor, Human Trafficking, Health Care, etc.
Media and Technology
Privacy Controls, Cyber Attacks, Global Competition, etc.
For more project ideas visit:
Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World
National Intelligence Council
Global Issues website
Globalizing Pre-Service Teachers Educationhttp://illinois.edu/goto/globalizing_education
Showing Rising Powers: The New Global Reality
The Cyber Schoolbus: United Nations
Written submission includes 3 parts:
1. Registration Forms (one per student)
2. Project Submission Forms (one per group)
3. Summary of Project
* Those with a multimedia visual aid must submit their presentation along with their written summary.
These forms can be found on the World Room website at:
All projects must be received by Wednesday, April 21st. Written projects should be printed before they are sent, and multimedia projects should be burned to a disk and must function when received.
Projects must be submitted to:
Global Issues Conference Project SubmissionAnnenberg Presidential Conference CenterOffice of International Outreach
1245 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-1245
During the Conference, students will display their projects through a display board (along with any other visual aid that their project includes).
Science Fair Style
Bullet points and large fonts are better than large paragraphs.
Boards should look neat and professional.
Information should be organized like a newspaper so the flow of
the project is easy to follow.
The title should be big and easy to read from across the room.
A picture speaks a thousand words!
*Recommended to use a tri-fold display board that
unfolds to be approximately 36 inches tall and
46 inches wide.
projects similar to that of a Science Fair.Poster Session Examples
The projects will be judged by a panel of qualified Texas A&M students and faculty based on:
*Relevance to an important Global Issue
A note on plagiarism:
We take plagiarism seriously. Make sure to give
credit to all resources you use in creating your project.
Any plagiarism found will result in disqualification of the
project and students involved will not be allowed to attend.
The 5 Criteria
The project ties to a specific global issue based on the paragraph provided by the author(s).
The project demonstrates creativity and originality.
Quality of data in terms of research and presentation of data.
Quality of project in terms of presentation and organization.
Quality of project in terms of grammar, language use, and neatness.
Each criteria is given a score on a scale from 1-5
All judging takes place before the conference
For most information and forms, visit:
For questions specifically related to projects or conference events, please direct emails to
AFIL Student Coordinator
Enriqueta “Katie” Perez:
For all other questions relating to the Zooming Out for a Global View Conference, contact International Outreach Program Coordinator