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GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues - GETSI
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Overview

Over the last two decades, technical advances in geodesy have revolutionized our understanding of Earth processes and produced discoveries of major societal impact related to climate change, water resource management, and mitigation of natural hazards. Teaching resources have simply not kept pace with advances in geodesy, both for introductory and majors-level undergraduate courses. GETSI is one component of redressing this gap and is developing curricular resources with which to educate future citizens and future geoscience professionals on the power and breadth of geodetic methods to address critical topics.

GETSI is funded by the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program within the Education and Human Resources Directorate (DUE-1245025). The project is collaborative between UNAVCO, Mt San Antonio College, and Indiana University.

Goals

The goals of the GETSI project include:

  • develop teaching modules and resources that feature geodetic data (e.g. GPS, LiDAR, InSAR, sea level altimetry, and gravity products) applied to critical issues such as hazards, climate change, and water resources
  • facilitate better integration of geodetic methods into undergraduate courses
  • provide resources for both introductory and majors levels
  • provide opportunities to integrate critical thinking and quantitative reasoning into teaching
  • offer professional development for university faculty necessary to support implementation

UNAVCO funding for GETSI runs from July 2013 to June 2017.

Please visit the GETSI homepage at SERC for more information.

Last modified: Friday, 20-May-2016 19:57:27 UTC

 

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