SBSE Retreat 2019

Jul
22
2019
Mon, Jul 22 - Thu, Jul 25
Taft-Nicholson Center (TNC) in Montana’s Centennial Valley

FRONTIERS: TEACHING BUILDING SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Taft-Nicholson Center, Montana Centennial Valley

The SBSE 2019 retreat is titled FRONTIERS: TEACHING BUILDING SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. It will convene July 22-25, 2019 at the Taft-Nicholson Center (TNC) in Montana’s Centennial Valley, a nearly untouched landscape located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. TNC is a field campus for the College of Humanities, University of Utah <https://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/>. From this place of extreme beauty, solitude, and endless horizons, we will have the opportunity to consider the frontiers of knowledge and practice around teaching environmental building science in the 21st Century.  

This retreat location offers unparalleled opportunities to explore the West with close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. We recommend flying into Bozeman, MT or Idaho Falls, ID (~3 hour drive) and spending some time in the region before or after the retreat. You may also fly into Salt Lake City (5 hour drive). 

Topical areas for workshops and sessions include:

Digital & Technology Frontiers: how are we using data collection and visualization, BIM, modeling, programming, smart devices, etc in our teaching and research?
Disciplinary Frontiers:  are we stepping outside our silos to engage disciplines such as computer programming, environmental sciences, engineering, art and literature?
Pedagogical Frontiers: how do we teach to this new generation of tech-savvy students?
Design Frontiers: what are methods to engage traditional design or construction faculty in teaching and researching building science?
Material Frontiers: what low carbon materials are emerging and how do we integrate them into our teaching and research? 
Political Frontiers: are we addressing contemporary political issues such as climate change, the value of science, etc.?
Place and Experience: how does place and experience inform our teaching, research, and practice?
Ecosystems: how can building science education integrate a systems approach to analyzing and designing the built environment?

We invite proposals for a 30-minute presentation or a 60-minute workshop on any of the themes topics above. Proposals must include innovative pedagogical content that relates to teaching and learning for design studio, lecture, or seminar courses. Sessions will take place in parallel, and the venue will hold approximately 25 in each room. We are looking for 15–20 workshops and presentations for the retreat, selected through a review process that will balance content and schedule.

Key Dates:

•     October 2018 SBSE Retreat FRONTIERS Public Announcement & Call for Proposals
•     January 15, 2019 Registration Opens
•     March 1, 2019 Proposal Deadline 
•     March 1, 2019 Jeff Cook Scholarship applications due
•     March 15, 2019 Proposal Notifications
•     April 1, 2019 SBSE Student Scholarship applications due
•     April 15, 2019 Presenters Registration deadline
•     May 15, 2018 Registration deadline
•     July 22-25, 2019, 2018 Retreat

Registration costs: (see breakdown from the venue)
$156 for meals
$66 - $300 for lodging (depending on desired accommodation)
$20 programming fee
$100 incidentals

Total $342 - $576
 

Event Coordination

Program Coordinators

Judy Theodorson, WSU Interior Design Program
Julia Day, WSU Construction Management Program 
Omar Al-Hassawi, WSU Architecture Program 

Site Coordinators

Ryan Smith, SDC Director
Kevin Amende, MSU Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IDL Lab 
Jaya Mukhopadhyay, MSU School of Architecture, IDL Lab 

Venue

Taft-Nicholson Center (TNC) in Montana’s Centennial Valley, a nearly untouched landscape located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. TNC is a field campus for the College of Humanities, University of Utah https://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/. From this place of extreme beauty, solitude, and endless horizons, we will have the opportunity to consider the frontiers of knowledge and practice around teaching environmental building science in the 21st Century.

Call for Submissions

The call for proposals to present at the SBSE retreat 2019 is now open!  The retreat will be held in Lake View, Montana from July 22-25, 2019 at the Taft-Nicholson Center; presentation/workshop proposals are due by Friday, March 1, 2019.

CALL OUTLINE: We call on faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students to share tools, case studies, and innovative studio exercises with attendees through workshop experiences. The retreat theme is centered around teaching building science in the 21st century and focuses on the multiple frontiers we need to take into consideration as we prepare future design professionals for addressing the pressing issues of this century. We invite proposals for a presentation via a workshop, activity, or discussion on numerous sub-themes as follows: 

  • Digital & Technology Frontiers: how are we using data collection and visualization, BIM, modeling, programming, smart devices, etc in our teaching and research?
  • Disciplinary Frontiers: are we stepping outside our silos to engage disciplines such as computer programming, environmental sciences, engineering, art and literature?
  • Pedagogical Frontiers: how do we teach to this new generation of tech-savvy students?
  • Design Frontiers: what are methods to engage traditional design or construction faculty in teaching and researching building science?
  • Material Frontiers: what low carbon materials are emerging and how do we integrate them into our teaching and research? 
  • Political Frontiers: are we addressing contemporary political issues such as climate change, the value of science, etc.?
  • Place and Experience: how does place and experience inform our teaching, research, and practice?
  • Ecosystems: how can building science education integrate a systems approach to analyzing and designing the built environment?
  • Roundtable Discussions & Working Groups: "Hot topics,” which could include case studies, book and grant proposals, promotion/tenure/mentorship issues, contributions to the 2050 Imperative, and so on.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS: Please email your proposals to sbse.2019@wsu.edu by Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern. Please build your proposal using the attached proposal template and clearly indicate whether you prefer a 1-hour workshop or 30-minute activity where projects, games, tools, and material demonstrations are shared. 

 
 

Schedule

FRONTIERS: TEACHING BUILDING SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY DRAFT SCHEDULE

Monday, July 22, 2019 Retreat Welcome

3:30–5:30 pm

  • Registration at the Taft-Nicholson Center, 27700 S Valley Rd, Lima, MT 59739

5:30 pm

  • Reception before lecture

6:00 pm

  • Welcome and Evening Lecture – University of Utah, College of Humanities Lecturer on landscapes of the West.

Dinner (all meals are catered at the TNC)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Retreat Sessions

8:00 am

  • Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am

  • Workshop 1 (60 min)
  • Track A (30 min each) [SESSION THEME A]

9:30-10:30 am

  • Open Time: Explore and Network, or

10:30-11:30 am

  • Workshop 2 (60 min)
  • Track B (30 min each) [SESSION THEME B]

11:30-2:00 pm

  • Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm

  • Workshop 3 (60 min)
  • Track C (30 min each) [SESSION THEME C]

3:00-4:00 pm

  • SBSE Group Photo

4:00-5:15 pm

  • Lecture

5:30-7:30 pm

  • Dinner

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Retreat Sessions

8:00 am

  • Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am

  • Workshop 4 (60 min)
  • Track A (30 min each) [SESSION THEME A]

9:30-10:30 am

  • Open Time: Explore and Network

10:30-11:30 am

  • Workshop 5 (60 min)
  • Track B (30 min each) [SESSION THEME B]

11:30-2:00 pm

  • Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm

  • Workshop 6 (60 min)
    • Poetry Slam
  • Track C (30 min each) [SESSION THEME C]

3:00-3:15 pm

  • Snack / cookie break

3:15-4:00 pm

  • Cook Scholar Presentation (20min)
  • Student Scholars (5 minutes each)

4:00-5:00 pm

  • Guest Lecture

5:00-6:00 pm

  • Open Time: Explore and Network

6:00-7:30 pm

  • Dinner
    • Peat Hotel & Steakhouse, 1 Broadway St, Lima, MT 59739

8:00-9:30 pm

  • Evening Teaching Exchange
  • 2020 Retreat Proposals

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Retreat Tours (Optional) + $XX fee

9:00 am

  • [place]

OR Go explore Jackson, WY or Yellowstone on your own!