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@ AGU - Using GPS data in undergraduate courses: from tectonic motions to water resources and climate change issues

Course Information & Agenda

Dates: Sunday December 10, 2017 (day before annual AGU meeting starts)
Location: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA ; Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Canal Rm
Times: Course will be 8 am-5 pm on Sunday December 10 (lunch included)

Course Information

  • Map to the New Orleans Hilton Riverside
  • Please bring a laptop to the short course!
  • The course will start exactly at 8 am. Coffee/tea service will be available from 7:45 am (possibly 7:30 am) so feel free to come early and mingle with your colleagues.
  • A portion of the afternoon will be spent actually working on plans for implementing teaching materials in your courses. Consider bringing physical or electronic copies of textbooks, syllabi, field/lab manuals, or other materials that will help you in actually planning how the teaching resources might be used.
  • Familiarize yourself with the existing resources (see links below) and come with questions
  • If you are from outside the USA and do not have a USA address and bank, please bring bank account and bank SWIFT number for filling out the stipend money wire paperwork. USA participants will receive stipends as checks.

Anticipated Agenda

Time Event Presenter
8:00 am Welcome & Introductions (also paperwork) Beth Pratt-Sitaula
8:30 am Presentation & resource exploration time
--GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes
Vince Cronin
10:00 am BREAK  
10:15 am

Presentation & resource exploration
--Ice Mass and Sea Level Change

Becca Walker / Beth Pratt-Sitaula

12:00 pm LUNCH (Riverwalk Food Court)  
1:00 pm

Presentation & resource exploration
--Measuring Water Resources with GPS, Gravity, and Traditional Methods

Bruce Douglas
2:30 pm Other GPS-related teaching resources Beth Pratt-Sitaula
3:00 pm BREAK  
3:15 pm Additional resource exploration time in smaller groups All facilitators
3:45 pm Implementation planning in smaller groups All facilitators
4:15 pm Group discussion of challenges, solutions, and implementation ideas Beth Pratt-Sitaula / All facilitators
4:45 pm Feedback survey  
5:00 pm Adjourn  


Please contact Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO prattsitaulaunavco.org

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