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Web Conference: Smithsonian Problem-Solving. April 13-14; 28-29, 2010.

timthumb-2Problem-Solving with Smithsonian Experts

Smithsonian historians, scientists, and other researchers share their questions, methods, and findings in an interactive format, welcoming educators to contribute their own ideas. This multi-disciplinary two-part online conference will feature live presentations, moderated forums, and demonstrations of how Smithsonian specialists use critical thinking skills to solve problems in their areas of expertise. An online exhibit hall will allow participants everywhere to experience virtually the world of the Smithsonian and the wealth of its resources.

Part I – April 13-14, 2010: World Cultures and the American Experience

Part II – April 28-29, 2010: Biodiversity and Mysteries of the Universe

Some Program Highlights:

  • How (and why) do we count living things?
  • How do we grasp the vastness of the universe?
  • What can science tell us about American history?
  • How do we change a stereotype?
  • How does design solve everyday problems?
  • What do modern animal bones tell us about biodiversity?


Visit the conference website for the complete agenda, speakers and session introductions, information on technical requirements, and live registration.

Please check the Website for more information.

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