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Workshop Program


Thursday, April 27

5:00-6:00 pm Tours of the Mars research facilities in the Moeur Building
6:00-9:30 Dinner followed by keynote and icebreaker

Friday, April 28

7:30-8:10 Continental breakfast

8:15-8:30 Preview of the workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to catalyze development of activities that can be integrated into undergraduate courses at all levels to teach geologic concepts through Mars examples. 8:30-10:00 Catalyst topic #1: Sedimentary processes on Mars
Catalyst ideas presented by Margie Chan and Ron Greeley, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Catalyst topic #2: Hydrogeology and climate change
Catalyst ideas presented by Brian Hynek, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:30 Posters related to the morning catalyst topics
Poster presentations will include:
1:30-3:00 Catalyst topic #3: Rock compositions as determined using TES, THEMIS, APXS, and Mossbauer
Catalyst ideas presented by Phil Christensen and Jeff Moersch, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Mapping tools for Mars
Presentation by Trent Hare, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

5:00-5:45 Posters related to the afternoon catalyst topics
Poster presentations will include:
6:30-7:30 Dinner

7:30-8:30 Keynote speaker
Jack Farmer: Astrobiology

Saturday, April 29

7:30-8:10 Continental breakfast

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day

8:30-10:00 Catalyst topic #4: Structural geology and geophysics
Catalyst ideas presented by Eric Grosfils and Paul Morgan, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Catalyst topic #5: Volcanology
Catalyst ideas presented by Susan Sakimoto and Tracy Gregg, followed by discussion and brainstorming.

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:30 Posters related to the morning catalyst topics
Poster presentations will include:
1:30-3:30 Preparation of informal posters presenting ideas to be developed

3:30-5:00 Informal poster session

5:00-6:00 Action plan and next steps

6:00 Final dinner


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