Western Regional Noyce Mini-Conference on Technology
March 7th from 7pm-9pm
March 8th from 7:30am - 4:30pm
Brief Program Description
California State University, Fresno - College of Science and Mathematics - Science and Mathematics Education Center will host a Western Regional Noyce Technology Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Fresno on March 7th and 8th, 2014. Attendees will include Noyce Scholars, Fellows, and Teachers from the Western Region of the United States - Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington, The conference will open with an exciting program scheduled for Friday evening and will continue all day Saturday with a series of interactive breakout sessions focused on technology and its use in the classroom.
Noyce Scholars/Fellows/Teachers MUST be approved by appropriate Noyce project leaders for conference participation prior to making any travel arrangements to assure reimbursements. Otherwise, you risk NOT being reimbursed or being allowed to participate in conference activities. This will be verified with your respective site leaders. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Lodging for the night of March 7th will be provided (to exclude Fresno State Noyce Program) for program participants at the Radisson Hotel Downtown Fresno where the conference will be held. The hotel offers an array of amenities, including complimentary airport shuttle service, a business center, restaurant, lounge, gym and a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool. You do not need to make hotel reservations. Once you complete the conference registration form, your reservation will be made for you by the project staff and costs will be covered except for amenities.
If you plan to extend your stay, please make your reservations with the hotel by Feb. 15th. Extended stays will not be covered. A rate of $99 + tax will be honored 2 days before and 2 days after the conference.
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Fresno
2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Fresno is home to an Amtrak station (FNO). The station is located 0.7 miles away from the Radisson Inn Hotel. There is a shuttle available to and from the station. The shuttle runs from 6 am to 9 pm. Upon arriving, call the Radisson Hotel at 559-268-1000 for shuttle pick-up service from the station.
If you are interested in taking a train to the Noyce Conference, below is the information for the Fresno Station.
Fresno Amtrak Station
2650 Tulare Street
Santa Fe Station
Fresno, CA 93721
The Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is ten miles from the Radisson Hotel. Shuttle service will be provided by the hotel and runs from 6 am to 9 pm. Upon arriving to the airport, call 559-268-1000 for shuttle service. It will take approximately ten minutes for the shuttle to arrive. The address for the airport and the website is available below.
Fresno Yosemite Internation Airport (FAT)
5175 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
Automated Phone Information: 1-800-244-2359
There are a few major freeways that run through Fresno. Highway 99, 41, 168, and 180 could be used to get to the Radisson Hotel. Free parking is available for hotel guests. The address exits needed to get to the hotel are listed below:
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Fresno, CA 93721
From Freeway 41 Northbound
Take the Van Ness exit and turn left. The first traffic light is Ventura–turn right. Immediately turn left onto “L” Street to enter hotel parking lot.
From Freeway 41 Southbound
Take the Van Ness exit and turn right. The first traffic light is Ventura–turn right. Immediately turn left onto “L” Street to enter hotel parking lot.
From Freeway 99 North or South
Take Ventura exit from Freeway 99. Go east on Ventura six blocks. The Radisson Hotel is at the corner of Ventura and “L” Street. Turn left onto “L” Street to enter hotel parking lot.
Travel costs will ONLY be reimbursed ($500 maximum) for those who are traveling from outside of the Fresno Area (50 miles from Fresno). This includes cost for airfare, trainfare,vehicle rentals, and mileage for personal vehicle. Plane and train receipts and used boarding passes (to Fresno) will be required for the travel reimbursement and will be collected at the conference registration booth.
If you should have any questions about the information above, please contact the SMEC office and we will be happy to assist you.
College of Science and Mathematics
California State University, Fresno
2555 E. San Ramon M/S SB 73
Fresno, CA 93740