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Zooming Out for a Global View 2013 Global Issues Conference for High School Students Sponsored by Public Partnership & Outreach, Office of the Provost, the College of Geosciences, and the Academy for Future International Leaders at Texas A&M University Jailene Santana and Erin Dougherty
The Purpose of the Conference The Zooming Out for a Global View Conference is a student global issues conference for high school students. It is an opportunity to learn about sustainability issues affecting local and global communities as well as: A chance for high school students to interact with Texas A&M students/faculty and guests A great resume booster or discussion topic during an interview A way to give back to society through education
Conference Agenda Place: Rudder Theater Complex, Texas A&M University campus Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Time: 8:00 Registration & Poster Session set-up 9:00 Welcome & Keynote Address 10:15 Breakout Session 1 10:45 Breakout Session 2 11:30 Small Group Discussion & Lunch 12:15 Poster Session 1:00 Featured Presentation 1:30 Awards Ceremony and featured student presentations 3:00 Campus Opportunities George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Tour of Kyle Field and Texas A&M Sports Museum TAMU Campus Tour
Global Issues Categories Environmental Sustainability Issues: Energy Use• Waste • Resource Depletion • Clean Water • Sustainable Agriculture • Air Quality Economic Sustainability Issues: Globalization • Consumerism • Unemployment • Debt Crisis • Poverty • Fair Trade Societal Sustainability Issues: Disaster Aid • Hunger • Immigration • Equality • Bullying • Health Care • Education
Each student attended a breakout sessions centered around one of three topics. These breakout sessions focused on the topic from both a local and global perspective. Environmental Sustainability Water Shortages and Depletion of Nonrenewable Resources Economic Sustainability: How globalization has affected our economy and the economies of other countries Societal Sustainability: Poverty abroad and at home Breakout Sessions
Challenges we Faced • Cancelations (Schools and Volunteers) • Rain • Delays • Volunteers • Missing Speaker
Zooming Out for a Global View 358 High School Students 100+ Projects 1 Unified Goal