1. Creating and Using Interactive Geologic Maps and Models in Google Earth.
Declan DePaor, Old Dominion University
Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison University
Cost: US$35.
This all-day workshop will focus on creating and using interactive geologic maps and models within Google Earth. Workshop participants will explore various methods for building interactive geologic maps within Google Earth and learn how to create 3-D models of geologic features and structures. Workshop leaders will present an expanded repertoire of simple Google Earth templates that will enable participants to develop their own models without requiring previous computer programming experience. The workshop is aimed at geoscience graduate students and instructors at all levels. We invite participants to bring examples of how they have used Google Earth in educational environments, and we encourage participants to test learning objects that are presented and developed in this workshop in their own classrooms.
2. Pursuing an Academic Career: An On the Cutting Edge Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Docs.
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Cost: US$35.
This workshop is targeted to those planning a future academic career, as well as those in the early stages of an academic career. The workshop will offer resources for and insights into designing effective courses, writing clear research and teaching statements, and other aspects of applying to and starting academic positions. Workshop Web site:
3. Building Core Knowledge and Reconstructing Earth History.
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
Mark Leckie, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College
Kate Pound, St. Cloud State University
Cost: US$35.
This one-day short course is designed for faculty teaching undergraduate introductory geoscience courses in climate change, oceanography, historical geology, or earth science in which data and content on climate change, geologic time, age determination, and earth history are important. Learning materials introduced and distributed in the short course will be anchored in fundamental practices and discoveries of scientific ocean drilling research programs (IODP, legacy DSDP and ODP, and ANDRILL) and will infuse essential scientific observational, analytical, and synthesis skills, and critical thinking into inquiry-based classroom exercises for group work in both small and large classes.
4. Analyzing Earth Signals with J-DSP: Real-Time, Deep-Time, and Online.
Linda Hinnov, Johns Hopkins University
Andreas Spanias, Arizona State University
Karthikeyan Ramamurthy, Arizona State University
Cost: US$35.
Learn how to analyze Earth signals with the online Java-Digital Signal Processing (J-DSP) Laboratory. An introduction to basic signal processing will be followed by a tutorial on global sustainability that examines "real-time" signals of global temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide. A second tutorial will focus on "deep-time" signals of paleoclimatic change with uncertain timescales. Students and researchers will benefit from a new intuitive environment for comprehensive analysis of Earth signals. Instructors will obtain new materials for classes on global change and earth-system history. Participants must bring their own laptop computers. This course is part of a new Phase 3 multidisciplinary J-DSP project funded by the National Science Foundation.


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