Pre-workshop assignment

Register for the workshop, and pay the registration fee.

Before participating on Thursday, you must register on line for the workshop and pay the $50 registration fee.

Create a SERC account

If you don't already have a SERC account, you will need to create one, which will give you access to the various web pages for this workshop.
  • You can create an account by providing your name and email address on the create account page.
  • Be sure to use the same email address that you used to register for this workshop (which is the email address that this message was sent to).

Complete the following pre-workshop assignment

Explore existing CE resources in Petrology, CE resources in Mineralogy, and/orCE resources in Geochemistry and do the following:
  • Keep track of which assignments/activities or syllabus ideas in the collection are most intriguing/interesting to you. You will comment on these in your introductory discussion board post (see below).

Introduce yourself via a short post on the workshop online discussion board:

  • A short paragraph about your background and what you will be working on during the workshop.
  • A short paragraph or list about which assignments/activities in the collection caught your attention, and why.
  • To make your introductory post, please go to the Workshop Discussion Board, choose the Personal Introductions thread, and add a post. Please do not start a new thread – simply add to the thread that is there.
  • You must post your personal introduction before 6 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 28.
  • Before the kickoff (whichever you are attending), please read through all of the introductory posts on the discussion board so that you can meet your fellow participants.

Test-driving the screen-sharing technology.

Complete a test run of the screen-sharing technology. We will be using Collaborate to share screens during the workshop. It is critical that you make sure that you know how to use the system and that you solve all technical issues before the workshop begins. By the end of Wednesday, March 28, we need you to test drive Collaborate so that you know how to use it and have solved any problems *before* the kickoff on Thursday at 3 pm. You will find the connection information and the phone call-in number and instructions on the Technical Information page of the workshop web site. If you have trouble, you can contact John McDaris