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2010 Short Courses Archive

In response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focussed on UNAVCO tools and data streams. These courses are for current researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use of new tools, and for early career scientists such as post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates who want to learn the latest geodetic techniques.

Short Course Materials

Course Materials from previous short courses.

2010 Short Courses

Faculty Development

  • Planning for the Future of Geo-cybereducation Workshop: Report from a Workshop

    January 6-8, 2010
    Hilton Arlington and Towers, Arlington, Virginia
    Conveners: Jeffrey G. Ryan, University of South Florida
    Susan Eriksson, UNAVCO Education and Outreach

    The geoscience community has come together repeatedly in the last fifteen years to examine how the growing world of cyberinfrastructure tools, data archives, and information resources is impacting education and research in the field. The earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences have been early adopters of cyber‐tools to facilitate both educational activities and research (e.g., Manduca and Mogk, 2000; Carbotte, et al 2001; Allison et al 2002; 2003).
    Download full report (PDF)

  • Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century – an ‘On the Cutting Edge’ Follow-on Workshop

    Part of the 2010 UNAVCO Science Workshop

    Monday, March 8, 2010

    Leaders: Susan Eriksson, UNAVCO and Shimon Wdowinski, University of Miami
    Cutting Edge PI mentor: Barb Tewksbury
    SERC webteam mentor: John McDaris

    The Follow-On Workshop Program is designed to bring Cutting Edge workshop results and resources to new audiences, while providing opportunities to develop new Cutting Edge workshop leaders. To integrate these regional workshops into the Cutting Edge program and to maximize the use of existing resources, workshop leaders with successful proposals attend a leadership workshop where they learn about Cutting Edge program goals, design principles, and website tools. The leadership workshop provides an opportunity to work with Cutting Edge PIs to design the workshop, and to work with the Cutting Edge evaluation team to design its evaluation. UNAVCO was selected as one of 4 workshops in the 2009 competition. Prior to the Science Workshop in March, faculty and E&O staff will develop an interactive website for pre-workshop and post-workshop activities. If you attended the 2008 UNAVCO Science Workshop pre-meeting workshop for faculty – this is for you. To register and learn more visit the workshop webpage.

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Strainmeter Course:

Teacher (Grades 6 - 12), Park Ranger & Museum Interpreter Development Courses:

  • Central Texas Earth Science Teacher Workshop (1/2 day)

    GPS Geodesy as Windows on Earth: New Discoveries using GPS and other Geodetic Techniques
    February 2, 2010
    Waco, Texas (taught through web-ex)

  • Teachers on the Leading Edge - TOTLE 2010 Summer Workshop for Washington State Middle Level Earth Science Teachers (5-9th grade)

    August 1-6, 2010, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

    Instructors: Robert Butler (University of Portland), Beth Pratt-Sitaula (Central Washington University), Jill Whitman (Pacific Lutheran University), Frank Granshaw (Portland Community College), Bonnie Magura (Jackson Middle School), Chris Hedeen (Oregon City High School), Roger Groom (Mt Tabor Middle School), Denise Thompson (Orting High School)

    Teachers on the Leading Edge (TOTLE) is a professional development program for Earth Science teachers in the Pacific Northwest. Through a grant from EarthScope, TOTLE will offer a five-day workshop for middle-level Earth Science teachers during summer 2010 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. EarthScope is an Earth Science program funded by the National Science Foundation to explore the structure and evolution of the North American continent. EarthScope seismic stations and global positioning system (GPS) receivers are monitoring seismicity and deformation of the active continental margin to advance our understanding of the earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic hazards in the Pacific Northwest. Through a problem-solving approach to active continental margin geology, teachers will learn how geoscientists developed our current understanding of Pacific Northwest plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes and how EarthScope research is advancing frontiers of knowledge. Three days of classroom and computer-based studies of active continental margin geology and EarthScope science will be reinforced by two field days investigating Cascadia great earthquakes and tsunamis and Cascade volcanic hazards.

    For more information about the TOTLE program visit

  • Yellowstone Interpretive Workshop

    GPS Geodesy as Windows on Earth: New Discoveries using GPS and other Geodetic Techniques
    September 9-12, 2010
    Teton Science School, Jackson, Wyoming

    Workshops for park rangers and museum educators sponsored by the EarthScope National Office. Participants learned how to use EarthScope data and science results, and developed and presented interpretive programs on the evolving landscape and its connections to aspects of the natural and cultural history of the Yellowstone region.The workshop featured presentations by scientists and interpretive specialists to convey the story of how hotspot activity other geological processes result in the region's breathtaking landscape and geological hazards.

    More information on EarthScope's website


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