Teaching Geodesy in the 21st Century

This workshop has already taken place. See the workshop summaryfor workshop outcomes.

UNAVCO Science Workshop, Boulder, Colorado

March 8, 2010


This workshop focused on applications of geodesy to different subdisciplines of Earth science. Participants worked on examples and contributed their own materials to produce interactive, engaging learning material for students, and helped identify aspects of geodesy to be included in introductory college level geology education. This workshop was a follow-on to the 2007 On the Cutting Edge Teaching Geophysics in the 21st Century workshop.

As part of the workshop, participants brought an example of a lecture, activity, or homework which they wanted to improve. Revised materials were contributed to the workshop website, along with a list of concepts in geodesy which could be included in introductory level geology courses. This was a highly interactive workshop and participants engaged in discussions about both geodesy content and new teaching techniques. The intent was that they would come away with new ideas about how to engage students in the classroom along with new knowledge about the latest in 21st Century geodesy.



Workshop Conveners

  • Susan Eriksson, UNAVCO
  • Shimon Wdowinski, University of Miami
  • Valerie Sloan, UNAVCO

Workshop Participants

This workshop was one of the On the Cutting Edge follow-on workshops which are designed to disseminate themes and outcomes from a larger workshop. This workshop was part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, and was sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education.

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