Beyond Earth System Science
An Approach for the 21st Century
This presentation, by Kip Hodges, was given at the April 2007 workshop on Connecting Geoscience Departments to the Future of Science: New Structures for Research and Curriculum. To view his presentation, click on the "play" arrow below. You can also download the original presentation (PowerPoint 27.2MB Apr27 07) if you like, or scroll down to view the slides and a written summary.
Video of Kip's presentation
Slides and written summary
What kinds of programs and structures, within and beyond the department, are needed to support the research and education we envision for the future? Earth and space science are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary, oriented toward solving the grand challenges facing our society. Our programs, too, then, will need to become multidisciplinary, encouraging problem-solving. But finding solutions to problems will not be enough; we will also need to work with policy makers and communicate effectively with the public.
... So here it goes: