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Save the Date: October 26-27, 2015

Casper College invites you to the 13th Annual Math and Science Teachers’ Conference on Monday and Tuesday, October 26-27, 2015. Casper College is committed to providing participants of this event with cutting-edge technology, innovative teaching methods, networking opportunities, and continuing education, teaching standards (PTSB), or graduate credits.

For information, contact:
Sarah Schneider

  • Attendee
    • TBA
  • Presenter
    • $90
  • Vendor
    • TBA

2015 presenters TBA


PortraitClayton Anderson
NASA Astronaut (Retired)

A veteran of two space flights, Anderson has logged 167 days in space and 38 hours and 28 minutes of EVA in six spacewalks. He completed 5 months aboard the space station in 2007 and served aboard the STS-131 crew in 2010.

Anderson joined the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in 1983 in the Mission Planning and Analysis Division. In his time with the JSC, Anderson has worked in many capacities, including Mission Operations Directorate, Flight Design Manager, Mission Specialist, lead for the Enhanced Caution and Warning (ECW) System, and Flight Engineer for International Space Station Expeditions 12, 13, and 14. He is a member of the Association of Space Explorers and has received numerous awards including the Tom Osborne Leadership Award, Leadership Hastings (2012), NASA Spaceflight Medal (2008, 2011), NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2008, 2011), Russian Federation Medal for Merit in Space Exploration (2011), Charles Bessey Medal, University of Nebraska (2010), Outstanding Alumnus, Iowa State University (2008), Outstanding Alumnus, Hastings College (Nebraska) (2008), Honorary Doctorate degree from Hastings College (2004), and Johnson Space Center (JSC) Certificate of Commendation.

Anderson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Hastings College, Nebraska, in 1981 and received a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1983.

In January 2013, Mr. Anderson retired from NASA to pursue other interests.

The Dream of a Lifetime
Clayton Anderson

Hop into the flight suit pocket of U.S. Astronaut Clayton Anderson and learn about the journey
of this small-town Nebraska boy who spent 167 days living and working in space. Anderson,
who was “kicked to the curb” by NASA 14 times before his ultimate selection, went on to
become a veteran spacewalker with nearly 40 hours working in the vacuum of space over 6
Anderson's story of humility, perseverance, and hard work gives a unique, personal perspective
into his life and an openly human look at what it takes to be a successful “steely-eyed astronaut”.
Entertaining and informative, Anderson will challenge participants to apply the same concepts to
their everyday work and personal lives

PortraitSaskia Traill
Vice President, Policy & Research, at The After-School Corporation

Saskia Traill is the Vice President, Policy & Research, at The After-School Corporation (TASC), dedicated to giving all kids opportunities to grow through expanded learning opportunities that support, educate, and inspire them. She is currently leading research and policy efforts for TASC’s ExpandED Schools, a reinvention of urban public schools by bringing together all members of the school and community to expand the day and increase learning options for students. Traill also leads research and policy efforts in summer learning, high school expanded learning models, and opportunities for children to engage in quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Overseeing the research team, she ensures that TASC’s evaluation of more than 60 after-school programs and expanded learning initiatives drive evidence-based policy and practice. Prior to working at TASC, Traill was a Program Manager for the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, working to build state systems for early care and education. She has authored and co-authored articles for peer-reviewed journals, policy briefs and reports on a range of issues, including family economics, how to fund innovative education strategies, and engaging kids in STEM. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in research psychology from Stanford University.

How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning
Saskia Traill

Saskia Traill from The After-School Corporation in New York City will describe how leaders
around the country are cultivating collaborations between schools, community organizations,
businesses, higher education institutions, museums and others to drive excellence in science,
technology, engineering, and math. She will discuss strategies to support those cross-sector
collaborations in STEM, what supports would help these efforts, and how to connect strategies to
build STEM to strategies for engaging learning opportunities across all content areas.

For information, contact:
Sarah Schneider


Schedule TBA


For information, contact:
Sarah Schneider
Center for Training and Development
Gateway Building, 408E
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

Presenters TBA

Call for workshop proposals:

Casper College invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop session at the 2015 Math and Science Teachers’ Conference to be held October 26 and 27, 2015. A workshop session is a presentation offered to participants simultaneously. Each workshop session is 75 minutes in length.

Casper College is a Wyoming community college located in Casper, Wyoming. The college has hosted the state-wide Math and Science Teachers’ Conference since its inception 13 years ago. The conference is held on the college campus and has an average attendance of 150 K-12 Wyoming teachers. Casper College is committed to providing the participants of this event with cutting edge technology, innovative teaching methods, networking opportunities, and continuing education, Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB), or graduate credits.

The criteria for selection include the following:

  • Consistence with one of the conference tracks
  • Clarity in describing purpose, objectives, outcomes, content, and strategies for involvement and learning
  • Adherence to proposal guidelines and requirements
  • Value of the session to the audience and the profession
  • Qualifications of the presenter(s)

Conference tracks:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Combined math and science
  • Professional development


  • Workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Field work (weather permitting)

Presenter registration fees are $90 to be paid after acceptance.

All professional bios must include the following:

  • Types of degrees earned and from what institutions
  • Number of years in professional positions
  • Relevant position titles and employer

  • Example: "Susan Smith received a bachelor’s of science in mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught math and computer programming for 15 years at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming. She previously taught mathematics for 10 years at Central High in Rapid City, South Dakota. Smith is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and has received Teacher of the Year Award three times in her career."

To submit your presentation, please complete the form below.

Vendor Details TBA

For information, contact:
Sarah Schneider
Center for Training and Development
Gateway Building, 408E
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601


The following hotels in Casper are offering the state rate for all participants, vendors and attendees for the Linking Learning for Student Success Conference. You may use the links below and open a new window to reserve your room directly with them.
Hotel logo Best Western Ramkota Hotel
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Located in beautiful downtown Casper, WY, the Best Western Ramkota Hotel is just minutes away from local area attractions such as Ft. Caspar, The National Historic Trails Center, Tate Geological Museum, The Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center, Lake Alcova, Hogadon Ski Area, Casper Nordic Center, the downtown shopping district, and both of Casper's professional sports team venues!
Hotel logo Holiday Inn – Granite Peak
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Ideally located near Casper College and the Natrona County International Airport (NAT), the Holiday Inn Hotel in Casper East - McMurry Park boasts comfortable accommodations with spectacular views of Casper Mountain, as well as easy access to major businesses and area attractions.
Hotel logo Hilton Garden Inn
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Enjoy your stay at the conveniently located Hilton Garden Inn Casper hotel, located on Interstate 25. This Casper, Wyoming hotel is ideally situated near Casper Events Center, the Historic Trails Center and more.
Hotel logo C’Mon Inn
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Experience our warm and friendly resort atmosphere. Our unique open courtyard provides guests with a sense of tranquility while allowing them to enjoy the many exceptional amenities available in each of our hotels. All resorts include business meeting facilities, large pools and Jacuzzis, and a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.
For information, contact:
Sarah Schneider
Center for Training and Development
Gateway Building, 408E
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

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