SCIWS22: Using Geophysics Data to Teach About Flooding, Landslides, and Climate Change in Undergraduate Courses

Looking for new data sets and methods to include into your majors-level courses?

The GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project has developed undergraduate teaching resources which feature analysis of geodesy data (lidar, GPS, InSAR, gravity) to help address societal challenges. This workshop gives instructors hands-on time with several of these modules, which revolve around water and earth system science. It will also overview best practices for teaching with real data, improving students' ability to apply math to geoscience problems, and increasing student capacity to propose societal solutions. During the final stage of the workshop participants will have time to work on implementation plans for adopting elements of the modules and learning strategies into their courses. Anticipated featured modules are Modeling Flood Hazards, Planning for Failure: Landslide Analysis for a Safer Society, and Understanding Our Changing Climate: Data Behind Melting Ice and Changing Sea Level.

Participants who complete the entire short course will receive a stipend of $300 to defray travel costs. An additional $100 is available for instructors who use the materials in subsequent courses and give feedback. Intended for undergraduate instructors from the US or US institutions. Late-stage graduate students with significant teaching responsibilities will also be considered.

Attendance is by application only. SPACE LIMITED. Apply now.
Application deadline 15 November. Rolling admissions from October.


$150 (regular)/$75 (student)

From Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:00 AM

To Sunday, 08 December 2019 04:00 PM

Grand Hyatt