John Taber

Education and Public Outreach Program

IRIS Consortium

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students work in small groups or individually to investigate the earthquake hazards in California, Missouri, and their own location. Students begin the activity with an exploration of the concept of probability, and then work to understand how earthquake hazards are described by probabilities.


Pairing 2YCS with research-focused universities part of SAGE 2YC:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Given the value that has been shown for early research experiences for undergraduates, including for students who have yet to decide on a major, IRIS would like to partner with other organizations to develop, or help build on a student research program that integrates research opportunities at two-year and four-year schools. We have experience running a national distributed REU program for upper-level students with math, physics and/or geoscience background, but need to learn more about the needs and interests of first and second year students, as our current program has evolved into one where most participants have completed their junior year...

Other Contribution

Real World Example: Earthquake Risk in Southern California part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience
Prepared by John Taber, IRIS, drawn from materials by Jones, L.M., R. Bernknopf, D. Cox, J. Goltz, K. Hudnut, D. Mileti, S. Perry, D. Ponti, K. Porter, M. Reichle, H. Seligson, K. Shoaf, J. Treiman, and A. Wein, ...

Events and Communities

Hazards Webinar January 2012

The Role of Two-Year Colleges in Geoscience Education Workshop 2010

Geophysics Workshop 2007 Participants

Understanding the Deep Earth Participants

Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research Participants

Using Data in the Classroom Workshop 2005 Participants

InTeGrate Engineering Workshop Participants 2013: Leader

Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers

Risk and Resilience Workshop 2014: Leader

Cutting Edge 2014 Undergrad Research