Thread: Save-the-date: Workshop to develop an Urban and Environmental Geophysics course, June 4-5

Started: 2019-03-28 17:43:05
Last activity: 2019-03-28 17:43:05
Please save the dates - June 4th and 5th, 2019 - to join us in Tampa, FL, for a workshop focused on the development of an introductory undergraduate course on Urban and Environmental Geophysics. We invite professors and teaching professionals from a broad range of institutions, especially those that serve underrepresented minorities. The motivation for bringing a workshop group together to develop and share course materials related to Urban and Environmental Geophysics is to:
-Engage a broader audience of students, especially underrepresented minorities, in geophysics topics early in their careers
-Generate excitement through research-proven teaching methods and hands-on activities about geophysics-related careers
-Learn about existing course materials and research/field experiences for students, including a demonstration of field equipment, to engage students who may not have an opportunity to be exposed to geophysics concepts

The workshop is hosted by the University of South Florida, and funded by NSF through the SAGE facility operated by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). The workshop will be led by Sarah Kruse (USF), Lee Slater (Rutgers - Newark), Andy Parsekian (UWyo), John Taber (IRIS) and Danielle Sumy (IRIS).

All costs related to participation in the workshop will be covered for ~25 attendees. Interested in hearing more about this exciting opportunity, and/or providing feedback about what you think such a course should include? Please fill out our survey here:

Thank you!
On behalf of the Urban and Environmental Geophysics Team

Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida
Andy Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Lee Slater, Rutgers University - Newark
Danielle Sumy, IRIS
John Taber, IRIS
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