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Workshop Program


NOTE: This workshop took place in 2005.

Saturday, July 23

6:00-9:30 Dinner followed by opening panel and discussion
Topic: What should students be able to do as a result of having taken an entry-level hydrogeology course? We have invited five panelists with different perspectives to offer their views, and we will follow the panelists' views with a general discussion. Panelists include: Mary Jo Baedecker (USGS, ret.), Charlie Andrews (Papadopoulos and Associates), Ann Bleed (Nebraska Department of Natural Resources), Nan Lindsley-Griffin (Professor of Geosciences and past Board Mmber of ASBOG, the Association of State Boards of Geology), and Donald Siegel (Syracuse University).

Sunday, July 24

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day

8:30-10:00 Demonstration Session #1: Long Demos, Set 1
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #4 on Wednesday. Please attend the session indicated on your name badge. Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
L1A The Woburn Groundwater Flow and Transport Model - A Spreadsheet Tool for Teaching the General Concepts of Modeling (Scott Bair, Ohio State University).
L1B Using EXCEL to Ease the Math Phobia Encountered in Teaching Hydrogeology (Terry Lahm, Capital University).
L1C Using Visual MODFLOW to Simulate Groundwater Flow and Transport (Timothy Callahan, College of Charleston).
L1D Using Excel for Aquifer Test (Yongli Gao, East Tennessee State University).
L1E Laboratory to Investigate the Concept of Storage in Hydrogeology (Herb Wang, University of Wisconsin).

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 On-the-spot posters: What can you do in lab with $100?

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Working Group Meeting #1

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Plenary session: Dealing with the "Fear Factors"
We have asked six of the workshop participants to offer short descriptions of what they do to cope with the "fear factors" in hydrogeology courses - the math and the chemistry. These short descriptions will serve as catalysts for discussion about other ideas. Those presenting catalyst ideas will be:

4:45-5:00 End-of-day plenary session

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Informal networking time

Monday, July 25

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day

8:30-10:00 On-the-spot posters: What can you do in field with $100?

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Demonstration Session #2: Long Demos, Set 2
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #4 on Wednesday. Please attend the session indicated on your name badge. Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
L2A Constructing Flow Nets with GIS (Robert Newton, Smith College)
L2B Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resource (Constantin Cranganu, New York University).
L2C Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 4 short presentations:
L2D Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 4 short presentations:

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Working Group Meeting #2

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Demonstration Session #3: Short demos - using real world and scant data in teaching
Three sets of 20-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 10 minutes between time slots. These demonstrations will be repeated in Session #6 on Thursday. For each time slot, please attend the session indicated on your name badge.

Time slot #1: 3:15-3:45 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S1A Teaching Students to Solve Hydrogeologic Problems Using Scant Data (Don Siegel, Syracuse University).
S1B Taking a Snapshot of the Water Table (Horacio Ferriz, California State University, Stanislaus).
S1C Constructing vs. Understanding Water Table Maps (Susan Swanson, Beloit College).
S1D Using Wetlands to Teach Hydrogeology (Catherine Carlson, Eastern Connecticut State University).
S1E Borehole Logging from Sample Collection to Borehole Geophysics (Richard Laton, California State University, Fullerton).
Time slot #2: 3:45-4:15 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S2A Quantifying Ground-Water Baseflow and Improving Math Skills through a Stream-Discharge Exercise (James Reichard, Georgia Southern University).
S2B Save Crooked Creek! Remediation of a Service Station Site with a Leaking UST (Paul Ryberg, Clarion University).
S2C Installing Minipiezometers With (and Without) Seepage Meter (Joe Yelderman, Baylor University).
S2D Annual Water Budget of a Campus Retention Pond (Tara Curtin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges).
S2E Using Real World Data in Groundwater Inflow Into a Filling Reservoir (Jay Sims, University of Arkansas, Little Rock).
Time slot #3: 4:15-4:45 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S3A Using Data From the Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh (Martin Stute, Barnard College).
S3B Hydrogeology Laboratory Course based on a Single Consulting-style Project (Matthew Uliana, Texas State University, San Marcos).
S3C Visualizing the Water Table in the Field (Tom Brikowski, University of Texas, Dallas).
S3D Hydrogeology from the Air: Use of Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles to Obtain In-Situ Aerial Photographs for Hydro Students (Martin Helmke, Dickinson College).
S3E Using A Quarry Pump Test to Determine Aquifer Properties, Calculate Water Budgets, and Assess Good Field Practices (Amy Sheldon, SUNY Geneseo).

4:45-5:00 End-of-day plenary session

6:00-7:00 Dinner with after dinner speaker
Topic: Legal and Policy Issues in Hydrogeology Education. Speaker will be David Voegler from the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, July 26

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:00-12:00 Prep for field trip followed by field trip

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Optional field session for those who would like demonstration of hydro field equipment; others return to UNL

2:45-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Plenary Session: Field trip liability issues

4:30 Optional Session: Hydro field camps

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-9:00 Informal networking time

Wednesday, July 27

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day

8:30-10:00 Effective ways to teach "X"
Two 40-minute sessions, one running from 8:30-9:10 and one from 9:20-10:00. Each session will consist of a catalyst presentation by the individual listed below, followed by time for brainstorming and discussion by session attendees. Each session will be offered twice. For each, please attend the session indicated on your name badge.
Regional hydrodynamics (Ed Harvey, University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
Flow in fractured media (Maureen Muldoon, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)
Aquifer test analysis using the scientific method as a starting point (Scott Bair, Ohio State University)
Potentiometric head and Darcy's Law (Todd Tayne, Hamilton College; Tara Curtin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Roseanna Neupauer, University of Colorado; and Karen Salvage, SUNY Binghamton)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Demonstration Session #4: Long Demos, Set 1
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations repeat those from Session #1 on Sunday. Please attend the session indicated on your name badge. Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
L1A The Woburn Groundwater Flow and Transport Model - A Spreadsheet Tool for Teaching the General Concepts of Modeling (Scott Bair, Ohio State University).
L1B Using EXCEL to Ease the Math Phobia Encountered in Teaching Hydrogeology (Terry Lahm, Capital University).
L1C Using Visual MODFLOW to Simulate Groundwater Flow and Transport (Timothy Callahan, College of Charleston).
L1D Using Excel for Aquifer Test (Yongli Gao, East Tennessee State University).
L1E Laboratory to Investigate the Concept of Storage in Hydrogeology (Herb Wang, University of Wisconsin).
12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Working Group Meeting #3

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Demonstration Session #5: Long Demos, Set 2
75-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 15 minutes for discussion at the end. These demonstrations are repeated from Session #2 on Monday. Please attend the session indicated on your name badge. Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
L2A Constructing Flow Nets with GIS (Robert Newton, Smith College)
L2B Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resource (Constantin Cranganu, New York University).
L2C Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 4 short presentations:
L2D Composite session on the use of analog materials, with the following 4 short presentations:
4:45-5:00 End-of-day plenary session

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Working Group Meeting #4

Thursday, July 28

7:00-8:00 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 Plenary Session - preview of the day

8:30-10:00 Demonstration Session #3: Short demos - using real world and scant data in teaching
Three sets of 20-minute demonstration sessions running concurrently, with 10 minutes between time slots. These demonstrations are repeated from Session #3 on Monday. For each time slot, please attend the session indicated on your name badge.

Time slot #1: 8:30-9:00 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S1A Teaching Students to Solve Hydrogeologic Problems Using Scant Data (Don Siegel, Syracuse University).
S1B Taking a Snapshot of the Water Table (Horacio Ferriz, California State University, Stanislaus).
S1C Constructing vs. Understanding Water Table Maps (Susan Swanson, Beloit College).
S1D Using Wetlands to Teach Hydrogeology (Catherine Carlson, Eastern Connecticut State University).
S1E Borehole Logging from Sample Collection to Borehole Geophysics (Richard Laton, California State University, Fullerton).
Time slot #2: 9:00-9:30 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S2A Quantifying Ground-Water Baseflow and Improving Math Skills through a Stream-Discharge Exercise (James Reichard, Georgia Southern University).
S2B Save Crooked Creek! Remediation of a Service Station Site with a Leaking UST (Paul Ryberg, Clarion University).
S2C Installing Minipiezometers With (and Without) Seepage Meter (Joe Yelderman, Baylor University).
S2D Annual Water Budget of a Campus Retention Pond (Tara Curtin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges).
S2E Using Real World Data in Groundwater Inflow Into a Filling Reservoir (Jay Sims, University of Arkansas, Little Rock).
Time slot #3: 9:30-10:00 Click for brief descriptions of sessions.
S3A Using Data From the Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh (Martin Stute, Barnard College).
S3B Hydrogeology Laboratory Course based on a Single Consulting-style Project (Matthew Uliana, Texas State University, San Marcos).
S3C Visualizing the Water Table in the Field (Tom Brikowski, University of Texas, Dallas).
S3D Hydrogeology from the Air: Use of Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles to Obtain In-Situ Aerial Photographs for Hydro Students (Martin Helmke, Dickinson College).
S3E Using A Quarry Pump Test to Determine Aquifer Properties, Calculate Water Budgets, and Assess Good Field Practices (Amy Sheldon, SUNY Geneseo).

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Plenary Session: Connecting Hydrogeology to Other Disciplines
This session will have the following 12-minute presentations:
Room 1:
10:30 Mixing Oil and Water: Reinforcing Groundwater Concepts Through Comparisons with Petroleum Migration (Lawrence Lemke, Wayne State University).
10:45 The Hydrogeology of Wetlands: An Outstanding Teaching Platform for Hydrogeology, Ecology and Hydrogeochemistry (Don Siegel, Syracuse University).
11:00 Melting Glaciers, Gravels and Groundwater (Paul Ryberg, Clarion University).
11:15 Analysis of Groundwater as an Agent of Hydrothermal Ore Formation (Martin Appold, ).
11:30 Water and Mud: Linking hydrogeology and landscape change (Kyle Nichols, Skidmore College).
Room 1:
10:30 The Hydrogeology of Outcrops (roadcuts) (Joe Yelderman, Baylor University).
10:45 Groundwater-Stream Interactions (Madeline Schreiber, Virginia Tech).
11:00 Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water (roadcuts) (Melissa Lanczewski, Northern Illinois University).
11:15 Pore Fluid Pressure, Rock Failure, and Induced Seismicity(Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College).

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Final working group posters, wrap-up, and evaluation


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