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Workshop Program

Sunday, July 15, Day 1

8:30 (Note: revised time!!!) Departure for field trip led by Bob Hatcher Departure location: Apartment Residence Hall front circle at UT (where most people will be staying).

New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor that rocked Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4, 2010, along with its thousands of subsequent aftershocks. The data reveal that some faults in the area to the west of Calexico, Calif., have continued to move at the surface, most likely in the many aftershocks that have occurred in this region. This fault motion is likely what is known as "triggered slip" on the faults, caused by stress changes in Earth's crust resulting from the large 7.2 quake rupture. Image credit: NASA/JPL/USGS/California Geological Survey/Google.

We will have box lunches for everyone, as well as a field trip guidebook. Be sure to wear field clothes, boots or sneakers, and bring rain gear. You can also download the Field Trip Guidebook (Acrobat (PDF) 2.9MB Jul6 12) if you want to read it ahead of time.

5:00 Pre-dinner reception Preservation Pub (28 Market Square, Knoxville)

Opening mixer with cash bar.

6:00 Dinner Preservation Pub

7:00 Welcome and workshop overview Preservation Pub

7:30-9:00 Grand challenges, leading edge ideas, and frontiers Preservation Pub

  • Keynote address by Kip Hodges (Arizona State University): The Grand Challenges, Leading Edge Ideas, and Frontiers in Tectonics (PowerPoint 727kB Jul15 12)
  • Following Kip's talk, we will introduce the lists of leading edge ideas and frontiers in structural geology and in geophysics that were put together in advance of the workshop and that will underpin many of our discussions at the workshop.
9:00 Wrap-up

Monday, July 16, Day 2

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

8:30-10:00 Plenary session: integrating across the SGT disciplines Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

Part of the focus of this workshop is to address how to better integrate the three disciplines into undergraduate courses in order to enrich courses in the three disciplines, to help students de-compartmentalize their thinking about geoscience, and to help instructors design better courses when a curriculum includes a required course only in structural geology. Thinking about the approaches that each discipline uses to address questions typically asked in the discipline is a useful way to focus the experiences that we want students to have in our courses.
  • Part I: We will brainstorm a list of modern approaches used by structural geologists, geophysicists, and tectonicists to address questions typically asked and assemble a list of what is essential for undergraduate students to have experience in from these three disciplines.
  • Part II: We will brainstorm a list of case examples that could be effectively integrated into courses (particularly in situations where there is only one required course) to incorporate the approaches of the three disciplines.

10:00-10:30 Break Baker Center

10:30-12:00 Great strategies for teaching structural geology, geophysics, and tectonics. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. Each presentation will be repeated once later in the workshop.

The magnitude 9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26, 2004, produced broad regions of uplift and subsidence. These pre-Sumatra earthquake (a) and post-Sumatra earthquake (b) ASTER images of North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean show emergence of the coral reef surrounding the island following the earthquake. In figures (c) and (d), pre-earthquake and post-earthquake ASTER images of a small island off the northwest coast of Rutland Island, 38 kilometers east of North Sentinel Island, show submergence of the coral reef surrounding the island. Image credit:NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

10:30-10:55 Set 1

1a Microstructural evidence for intracrystalline plasticity (Whitney Behr, University of Texas, Austin) Baker Center 204

1b Integrating geologic maps with fault mechanics (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.7MB Jul19 12) (John Singleton, George Mason University) Baker Center 207/208

1c Integrating Google Earth and near-surface geophysical data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.5MB Jul18 12) (Greg Baker, University of Tennessee) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

1d The transdisciplinary nature of tectonics: the interplay of climate, surface processes, and deformation in the Himalaya (Acrobat (PDF) 20.4MB Jul18 12) (Kip Hodges, Arizona State University) Baker Center 205

11:00-11:25 Set 2

2a Describing 3D structures with spherical and Cartesian coordinates (Jack Loveless, Smith College) Baker Center 204

2b Skills puzzles for structural geology (Acrobat (PDF) 30.2MB Jul19 12) (Sarah Titus, Carleton College) Baker Center 205

2c Data filtering and noise reduction (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.3MB Jul17 12) (Scott Marshall, Appalachian State University) Baker Center 207/208

2d Tectonics of fiction (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Jul17 12) (Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

11:30-11:55 Set 3

3a Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar, Google Earth, and field data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.7MB Jul13 12) (Anne Egger, Central Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

3b Fun with analog materials in structural geology (Erin Beutel, College of Charleston) Baker Center 204

3c New view of an old continent: a tectonics lab exercise using geophysical maps of Australia (David Greene, Denison University) Baker Center 205

3d The news hour (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 79kB Jul17 12) (George Davis, University of Arizona) Baker Center 207/208

12:00-1:30 Lunch Baker Center

1:30-3:00 Mini-workshops Set 1. These workshops are designed to provide participants with some background in a topic with which they are not familiar and with time for discussion on how to integrate that topic into a course. Each workshop will have a content block followed by discussion and work time for participants to get started developing an activity for their own classrooms. Workshops will run concurrently, and participants will choose one mini-workshop to attend. These mini-workshops will be repeated on Tuesday morning.

1a: Fast and easy focal mechanisms for classroom and lab applications (PowerPoint 12.2MB Jul17 12) (Michael Wysession, Washington University) Baker Center 204

1b: Observing and interpreting deformation across multiple time scales (Acrobat (PDF) 27MB Jul17 12): Integrating geological and geophysical data (Jack Loveless, Smith College) Baker Center 205

1c: Geologic interpretation of geophysical data useful to structural geologists - and teaching students to use the data in constructing cross sections (Bob Hatcher, University of Tennessee) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

3:00-3:30 Break Baker Center

3:30-4:55 Great strategies for teaching structural geology, geophysics, and tectonics. This time block is divided into two sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. Each presentation will be repeated once later in the workshop.

3:30-3:55 Set 4

4a Slip rates on young faults (Acrobat (PDF) 3.4MB Jul19 12) Also, view Le, Lee, Owen, and Finkel; 2007; v 119, n1/2; p. 240-256 (Audrey Huerta, Central Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

4b Using GPS velocities to measure crustal strain (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.6MB Jul17 12) (module for structural geology or geophysics courses) (Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO) Baker Center 204

4c Magnetic anomalies and superplumes: is there a connection? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.6MB Jul17 12) (Emily Peterman, Bowdoin College) Baker Center 205

4d Interactive online geologic block models using Visible Geology (Rowan Cockett) Baker Center 207/208

4:00-4:25 Set 5

5a Using Google Earth to teach geologic mapping, geologic map interpretation, and cross section construction (PowerPoint 36.2MB Jul16 12) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

A vast assortment of Google Earth placemarks for map interpretation and mapping (KMZ File 21kB Jul16 12)

5b Exploration geophysics indoors (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.5MB Jul16 12): 1) measuring the vertical gradient of gravity in a building; 2) magnetic anomalies in a box (Rob Sternberg, Franklin and Marshall College) Baker Center 204

5c Exercise on the Mesozoic/Cenozoic development of the North American Cordillera (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.5MB Jul16 12) (Steven Wojtal, Oberlin College) Baker Center 205

5d Seismology activities based on the NSF Grand Challenges (PowerPoint 15.9MB Jul19 12) (Michael Wysession) Baker Center 207/208

4:30-4:55 Set 6

6a Fault visualizations using Visible Geology (Acrobat (PDF) 7.2MB Jul13 12) (Martha Growdon, SUNY Oneonta) Baker Center 204

6b Assessing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp (PowerPoint 4.2MB Jul16 12) (Rory McFadden, Salem State University) Baker Center 207/208

6c Real-time, in-class seismic wave demonstrations using laptops (PowerPoint 7.6MB Jul19 12) (Michael Wysession, Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

6d TBA Baker Center

5:00-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up and roadcheck Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

6:00-7:00 Dinner Presidential Court

7:30-9:00 Posters Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

  • Participants who are not giving an oral presentation must bring a poster that describes an SGT assignment or activity. All participants are welcome to bring more than one poster.
  • We will also have tables available for those who wish to do demos.


Tuesday, July 17, Day 3

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

8:30-10:00 Mini-workshop Set 1: These workshops are designed to provide participants with some background in a topic with which they are not familiar and with time for discussion on how to integrate that topic into a course. Each workshop will have a content block followed by discussion and work time for participants to get started developing an activity for their own classrooms. Workshops will run concurrently, and participants will choose one mini-workshop to attend. These mini-workshops are repeated from Monday.

1a: Fast and easy focal mechanisms for classroom and lab applications (PowerPoint 12.2MB Jul17 12) (Michael Wysession, Washington University) Baker Center 204

1b: Observing and interpreting deformation across multiple time scales (Acrobat (PDF) 27MB Jul17 12): Integrating geological and geophysical data (Jack Loveless, Smith College) Baker Center 205

1c: Geologic interpretation of geophysical data useful to structural geologists - and teaching students to use the data in constructing cross sections (Bob Hatcher, University of Tennessee) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

10:00-10:30 Break Baker Center

10:30-12:00 Great strategies. This time block is divided into two sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are repeated from earlier sessions.

10:30-10:55 Set 7

7a Microstructural evidence for intracrystalline plasticity (Whitney Behr, University of Texas, Austin) Baker Center 207/208

7b Tectonics of fiction (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Jul17 12) (Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania) Baker Center 204

7c Exercise on the Mesozoic/Cenozoic development of the North American Cordillera (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.5MB Jul16 12) (Steven Wojtal, Oberlin College) Baker Center 205

7d Seismology activities based on the NSF Grand Challenges (PowerPoint 15.9MB Jul19 12) (Michael Wysession) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

11:00-11:25 Set 8

8a Integrating geologic maps with fault mechanics (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.7MB Jul19 12) (John Singleton, George Mason University) Baker Center 205

8b New view of an old continent: a tectonics lab exercise using geophysical maps of Australia (David Greene, Denison University) Baker Center 204

8c Real-time, in-class seismic wave demonstrations using laptops (PowerPoint 7.6MB Jul19 12) (Michael Wysession, Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

8d Interactive online geologic block models using Visible Geology (Rowan Cockett) Baker Center 207/208

11:30-11:55 Set 9

9a Describing 3D structures with spherical and Cartesian coordinates (Jack Loveless, Smith College) Baker Center 204

9b Using Google Earth to teach geologic mapping, geologic map interpretation, and cross section construction (PowerPoint 36.2MB Jul16 12) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

A vast assortment of Google Earth placemarks for map interpretation and mapping (KMZ File 21kB Jul16 12)

9c Using GPS velocities to measure crustal strain (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.6MB Jul17 12) (module for structural geology or geophysics courses) (Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO) Baker Center 205

9d Assessing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp (PowerPoint 4.2MB Jul16 12) (Rory McFadden, Salem State University) Baker Center 207/208

12:00-1:30 Lunch Baker Center

1:30-3:00 Mini-workshops Set 2: These workshops are designed to provide participants with some background in a topic with which they are not familiar and with time for discussion on how to integrate that topic into a course. Each workshop will have a content block followed by discussion and work time for participants to get started developing an activity for their own classrooms. Workshops will run concurrently, and participants will choose one mini-workshop to attend. These mini-workshops will be repeated on Wednesday afternoon.

2a: Using iPads and GigaPans in the field (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.8MB Jul19 12) (Barb and Dave Tewksbury, Hamilton College, and Larry Malinconico, Lafayette College) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

2b: Common pitfalls in interpreting near-surface geophysical data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.5MB Jul18 12) (Greg Baker, University of Tennessee) Baker Center 207/208

2c: Planetary tectonic geomorphology: examples and datasets throughout the Solar System (Devon Burr, University of Tennessee)Baker Center 205

3:00-3:30 Break Baker Center

3:30-4:45 Discussion topics: We will have three concurrent sessions to discuss topics suggested by workshop participants. You will choose one session to participate in for discussion, but you will hear a summary of the discussions of other groups when we re-convene for the end-of-day wrap-up.

Topic 1: Integrating student research into courses (discussion leader TBA) Baker Center 204

Topic 2: The future of structural geology in the next few decades (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Jul17 12) (discussion leader: George Davis) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

Topic 3: Adding GIS and remote sensing to SGT courses (discussion leader: Barb Tewksbury) Baker Center 205

4:45-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up and roadcheck Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

6:00-7:00 Dinner Presidential Court

7:15-9:15 Special workshop: Keys to better scientific illustrations – improving observational skills through art Baker CenterToyota Auditorium
Carol Abraczinskas is principal scientific illustrator in organismal biology & anatomy in paleontologist Paul Sereno's lab at the University of Chicago. Her award-winning drawings have been featured in exhibits at the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, as well as in national magazines and scientific journals such as Science, Nature, National Geographic and Newsweek. She speaks passionately about the role that illustration plays in helping students and researchers be more keen observers and, hence, do better science. In addition to being a scientific illustrator, she teaches courses in scientific illustration. We have asked her to give a special session for our workshop on helping students illustrate better, and become better observers in the process.
Scientific American interview with Carol

Wednesday, July 18, Day 4

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

8:30-10:00 Designing effective assignments and activities Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

Barb will introduce a rubric for evaluating the quality of an assignment or activity, and we will ruthlessly evaluate a poorly designed sample activity. We'll then explore a number of effective teaching strategies for redesigning the activity to more actively and effectively engage students in learning. Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College

10:00-10:30 Break Baker Center

10:30-12:00 Review of new submissions to the collection Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

Each participant will review two of the new submissions to the SGT assignment/activity collection and provide feedback to the authors.

12:00-1:30 Lunch Baker Center

1:30-3:00 Mini-workshops Set 2: These workshops are designed to provide participants with some background in a topic with which they are not familiar and with time for discussion on how to integrate that topic into a course. Each workshop will have a content block followed by discussion and work time for participants to get started developing an activity for their own classrooms. Workshops will run concurrently, and participants will choose one mini-workshop to attend.With the exception of 2b, these mini-workshops are repeated from Tuesday.

2a: Using iPads and GigaPans in the field (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.8MB Jul19 12) (Barb and Dave Tewksbury, Hamilton College, and Larry Malinconico, Lafayette College) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

2b: Rheology: where geophysicists, tectonicists, and structural geologists collide! (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 113kB Jul19 12) Rheology Vocabulary (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 30kB Jul19 12) Rheology Thoughts (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 15kB Jul19 12) Rheology Homework (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 22kB Jul19 12) (Bill Dunne, University of Tennessee) Baker Center 204

2c: Common pitfalls in interpreting near-surface geophysical data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.5MB Jul18 12) (Greg Baker, University of Tennessee)Baker Center 205

2d:Planetary tectonic geomorphology: examples and datasets throughout the Solar System (Devon Burr, University of Tennessee) Baker Center 205

3:00-3:30 Break Baker Center

3:30-5:00 Great strategies. This time block is divided into two sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are repeated from earlier sessions.

3:30-3:55 Set 10

10a Skills puzzles for structural geology (Acrobat (PDF) 30.2MB Jul19 12) (Sarah Titus, Carleton College) Baker Center 205

10b Exploration geophysics indoors (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.5MB Jul16 12): 1) measuring the vertical gradient of gravity in a building; 2) magnetic anomalies in a box (Rob Sternberg, Franklin and Marshall College) Baker Center 204

10c Integrating Google Earth and near-surface geophysical data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.5MB Jul18 12) (Greg Baker, University of Tennessee) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

10d The news hour (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 79kB Jul17 12) (George Davis, University of Arizona) Baker Center 207/208

4:00-4:25 Set 11

11a Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar, Google Earth, and field data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.7MB Jul13 12) (Anne Egger, Central Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

11b Fault visualizations using Visible Geology (Martha Growdon, SUNY Oneonta) Baker Center 204

11c
Data filtering and noise reduction (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.3MB Jul17 12) (Scott Marshall, Appalachian State University) Baker Center 205

11d TBA Baker Center

4:30-4:55 Set 12

12a Fun with analog materials in structural geology (Erin Beutel, College of Charleston) Baker Center 204

12b Slip rates on young faults (Acrobat (PDF) 3.4MB Jul19 12) Also, view Le, Lee, Owen, and Finkel; 2007; v 119, n1/2; p. 240-256 (Audrey Huerta, Central Washington University) Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

12c Magnetic anomalies and superplumes: is there a connection? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.6MB Jul17 12) (Emily Peterman, Bowdoin College) Baker Center 205

12d The transdisciplinary nature of tectonics: the interplay of climate, surface processes, and deformation in the Himalaya (Acrobat (PDF) 20.4MB Jul18 12) (Kip Hodges, Arizona State University) Baker Center 205

5:00-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up and roadcheck Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

6:00-7:00 Dinner Presidential Court

7:00-9:00 Optional discussion location TBA

Teachable Moments (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 236kB Jul18 12) Discussion led by Greg Baker

When a geological event happens, what can we do to make the most of the teachable moment without resorting to show and tell? This informal discussion will brainstorm some useful generic strategies for quickly developing a way for students to be actively engaged in and learn from an event in the current news.

Thursday, July 19, Day 5

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

8:30-10:00 Plenary session: integrating the grand challenges and leading edge ideas into courses Introduction to grand challenges (PowerPoint 8.9MB Jul19 12) by Michael Wysession Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

10:00-10:30 Break Baker Center

10:30-12:00 Work and poster preparation time Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

Participants will prepare informal posters with outlines for three new assignments/activities for a particular course that use effective teaching strategies for actively engaging students.
  1. One idea must integrate an approach from one of the disciplines that is not the main focus of the course.
  2. One idea must address a grand challenge/leading edge idea/frontier.
  3. The third idea can be for any assignment/activity that uses a strategy or idea presented at this workshop.

12:00-1:30 Lunch Baker Center

1:30-2:45 Informal poster session Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

Posters must be up by 1:30. We will have three 20-minute sessions where 1/3 of the participants will be at their posters for 20 minutes and the remaining 2/3 of participants will circulate during each of the three sessions.

3:00-4:30 Plenary session: goals for SGT courses Baker CenterToyota Auditorium

In this plenary session, we will take everything that we have considered over the course of the workshop and develop a list of robust higher order goals for SGT courses. We will divide into several small groups, each tasked with a particular type of course. The brainstormed lists will be made into web pages for the resource collection.

4:30-5:00 Workshop wrap-up and evaluation Baker Center Toyota Auditorium

6:00-7:00 Dinner Presidential Court



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