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Jeff Thayer, professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department and director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at CU-Boulder, recently served on a panel -- “Space Technology Policy: Exploring Options” -- in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Science and Congress Project and the American Geophysical Union, the panel was moderated by Chris Chyba of Princeton University. The group discussed options geared to maximize economy-driving innovation, exploration, and achievement. … Sandy Wurtele, professor in the Department of Psychology, UCCS, participated in USA Swimming’s first Safe Sport Leadership Conference Jan. 27-29 in Colorado Springs. Wurtele presented “Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Youth-Serving Organizations” and served on a panel of experts discussing sexual abuse in sports. … Minette Church, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, UCCS, will present “Archaeologies of Parenting and Community on the Plains” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Church’s presentation will combine pictures, personal memoirs and artifacts recovered from a family homestead near the Purgatoire River in southeastern Colorado. Church found items such as building foundations and broken toys on the site that was occupied from the 1880s to 1903 by a ranching family with 11 children. Personal memoirs from the children included accounts of an oldest son who was herding cattle at age 6 to those of a younger daughter who described a Victorian-era upbringing. … Heather Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor for Math and Science at CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development, has been invited by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction to present her refereed paper, “Designing Covariation Tasks to Support Students’ Reasoning about Quantities involved in Rate of Change,” at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, July 22-26. The forum in Oxford is designed to promote reflection, collaboration, exchange and dissemination of ideas on the teaching and learning of mathematics, from primary to university level.