GETSI - GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues
GETSI develops teaching materials for engaging undergraduate students in addressing societally important Earth science questions through the use of geodetic data. Through this resource, instructors/educators/professors can access learning modules for integrating geodetic data into Earth science classes.
The benefits/goals of this project include:
- Develop teaching modules and resources that feature geodetic data applied to critical issues such as hazards, climate change, and water resources
- Facilitate better integration of geodetic methods into undergraduate courses
- Provide materials for both introductory and majors levels
- Provide opportunities to integrate critical thinking and quantitative reasoning into teaching
- Offer professional development for university faculty necessary to support implementation
The project will be developing four ~2-week modules featuring geodetic data applied to societally important Earth science questions (climate change, natural hazards, water resource management). Two modules are planned for development in 2014 and another two in 2015.
GETSI hosted webinars on the topic of Applying Geodesy Data to Societally Important Questions in Undergraduate Education on both January 10th, 2014 and January 31st, 2014. Screencasts and PowerPoints for both webinars are available the webinar webpage.GETSI held its first curricular materials development meeting February 21-23 in Boulder, CO. This meeting was by invitation.
The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program within the Education and Human Resources Directorate (DUE-1245025).