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Short Course @AGU: Using Geophysics Data to Teach About Flooding, Landslides, and Climate Change in Undergraduate Majors’ Courses
Sunday 08 December 2019
Location San Francisco, CA, USA
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 particular revolve around water and earth system science. 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". The short course 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 work on implementation plans for adopting the modules and learning strategies into their courses. The short course is intended for undergraduate Earth science instructors. Late stage graduate students with significant teaching responsibilities will also be considered. We have some (but limited) spots for non-US instructors as well.

Date: Sunday December 8, 2019 (day before AGU starts)
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Location: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Stipend: $300
Participants who complete the entire short course will receive a stipend of $300 the following month.

Attendance is by application only. SPACE LIMITED. APPLY NOW
Application Deadline November 15, 2019 - rolling admissions
Sunday 08 December 2019

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