Travel and Lodging

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June 22 - 24, 2017 | Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel | Mobile, Alabama

The University of South Alabama Center for Integrative Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (USA CISSTEM) in conjunction with the USA College of Education and Professional Studies and USA College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host the 2017 Southeast Regional Noyce Conference.

This year’s conference theme is Convening a Community of Learners in STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education. In just two-and-a-half days, conference attendees will:

  • Re-connect with more than 200 Noyce program leaders, master teachers, and scholars
  • Grow your personal network of educators
  • Share updates on your Noyce Projects
  • Attend specialized mathematics and science professional development workshops 
  • Engage in thought-provoking conversations around cultural awareness
  • Learn from National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers about upcoming and continuing grant opportunities.
  • Showcase your Noyce project during the conference poster session

As you prepare to join us for this year's conference, please use this page as your travel resource. All conference participants must receive prior approval from their Noyce PI or Project Director before travel accommodations are made.  Throughout this webpage, we will provide suggestions to encourage all participants to be good stewards of the financial resources of this project.

Air Travel

Corporate Travel Planners is handling all air travel for this conference. After you have registered for the conference, please contact one of the listed representatives to make your flight arrangements.

Julie Rhodes
(210) 366-9565 ext. 1519 
Jeanne Shadle
(210) 366-9565 ext. 1291 
Brenda Childs 
(210) 366-9565 ext. 1171

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Airport Shuttle Service

We will provide transportation between the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) and the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.  The shuttle times will be scheduled to coincide with the majority of arrival and departure times.  If your flight plans are outside of these dates/times, you will need to reserve a taxi or car service.  The shuttle schedule will be emailed to all conference participants prior to the conference.

Mileage

If you are coming from within driving distance and/or would prefer to drive to Mobile, please track your mileage on the way to the conference.  For in-state travel, please use this mileage form, as well as provide a Google map that outlines your route and states the mileage traveled.  For out-of-state travel, please provide a Google map that outlines your route and states the mileage traveled.  The mileage rate is 53.5 cents/mile, up to a maximum reimbursement of $425.  Car pools are highly recommended as a way to reduce expenses for the project.

Reimbursements

You can complete this form prior to arrival to aid in your reimbursement.  We will have a designated area at registration and a person on hand to answer any of your reimbursement questions.  Reimbursement forms will also be available at registration.  If you are driving, please have the documentation available at reimbursement.

Lodging

The conference will be held at the beautiful Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile. Lodging costs for June 22nd and June 23rd will be paid on your behalf.  Upon check-in at the hotel, participants will need to provide a credit card for incidental expenses.

If you choose to stay outside of the dates covered by this project, please let us know when you register for the conference. If additional nights are booked, you will be financially responsible for those nights.  Therefore, at check-in, you will need to present a credit card for your personal lodging.

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