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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2011_ad astra show

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2011_ad astra show

  1. 1. Advancing the Kansas State Motto for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.<br />
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  3. 3. So what is the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative anyway?<br />It all started with the Kansas State Motto —<br />
  4. 4. So what is the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative anyway?<br />It all started with the Kansas <br />Ad Astra per Aspera<br />
  5. 5. So what is the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative anyway?<br />It all started with the Kansas <br />Ad Astra per Aspera<br />To the stars through difficulty<br />
  6. 6. Believe it or not the state motto—and, in a way, our organization—began 150 years ago when a young lawyer from Massachusetts saw an ad promoting Kansas—so he moved here.<br />His name was John James Ingalls<br />Blame it on a lawyer?<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.
  8. 8. Moved to Kansas in 1859</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.
  9. 9. Moved to Kansas in 1859
  10. 10. Member of the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.
  11. 11. Moved to Kansas in 1859
  12. 12. Member of the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention
  13. 13. He also had an idea for a state seal.</li></li></ul><li>A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field, <br />Ingalls suggested:<br />
  14. 14. A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field, <br />The constellation (representing the number of states then in the Union) above<br />Ingalls suggested:<br />
  15. 15. A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field, <br />The constellation (representing the number of states then in the Union) above<br />The motto, "Ad Astra per Aspera." <br />Ingalls suggested:<br />
  16. 16. The Great Seal of the State of Kansas<br />
  17. 17. The vision of a Californian, who loves Kansas and what it stands for<br />
  18. 18. In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. That would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.<br />
  19. 19. In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.<br />From the beginning, the initiative had a number of goals:<br />
  20. 20. In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.<br />From the beginning, the intiative had the goals of:<br />Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential<br />
  21. 21. In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.<br />From the beginning, the intiative had the goals of:<br />Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential<br />Serving as a hub featuring space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in Kansas for networking and educational purposes.<br />
  22. 22. In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.<br />From the beginning, the intiative had the goals of:<br />Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential<br />Serving as a hub featuring space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in Kansas for networking and educational purposes.<br />Recognizing cutting edge research being done in Kansas.<br />
  23. 23. More than just words on a flag<br />
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  25. 25. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics <br />
  26. 26. We belong in the 21st Century.<br />
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  28. 28. Ad Astra Kansas Day<br />
  29. 29. Galaxy Forums, 2009, 10, 11<br />
  30. 30. 150 Super Scientists<br />
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  32. 32. Kansas History and Environmental Fair<br />
  33. 33. November 3-5, 2011 in Topeka<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Event<br />
  34. 34. November 3-5, 2011in Topeka<br />Organize a board of directors<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Day<br />
  35. 35. November 3-5, 2011in Topeka<br />Organize a board of directors<br />Build a consensus about the initiative's future<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Day<br />
  36. 36. November 3-5, 2011in Topeka<br />Organize a board of directors<br />Build a consensus about the initiative's future<br />Begin the development of bylaws and resolutions<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Day<br />
  37. 37. November 3-5, 2011in Topeka<br />Organize a board of directors<br />Build a consensus about the initiative's future<br />Begin the development of bylaws and resolutions<br />Establish Ad Astra Kansas as a 501(c)3 corporation<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Day<br />
  38. 38. November 3-5, 2011in Topeka<br />Organize a board of directors<br />Build a consensus about the initiative's future<br />Begin the development of bylaws and resolutions<br />Establish Ad Astra Kansas as a 501(c)3 corporation<br />Can you help us get there from here?<br />Ad Astra Founder’s Day<br />
  39. 39. Thank you<br />

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