Forum Program

This page will be continuously updated as the program evolves. Any changes to the program will be posted here. Abstracts are searchable here; individual abstracts are linked to the first author in the program below.

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Meeting location

Unless otherwise specified, the meeting will be occurring in Kresge Auditorium, located in the Visual Arts Center.

Sunday June 19 - Optional check-in day

Campus housing will be open for Early Arrivals.


Monday June 20 - Optional Field Trip

Juneteenth National Independence Day Observed

Bedrock and Structural Geology of Mt. Washington, NH- Field Trip led by Dyk Eusden. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants by permits. More information regarding the objectives of this trip and the logistics are available here. Update: This trip has been cancelled.

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Tuesday June 21 - Optional Field Trips & workshop; SGTF Welcome Dinner

Fault Zone Rocks and Processes at Fort Foster Park, Kittery and Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine with New Drone-based Detailed Mapping- A Field Trip led by Mark Swanson. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants. More information regarding the objectives of the trip and logistics are available here.

Syn-tectonic Control of Migmatite Structures and the Location of Associated Granite Plutons, Western Maine - A Field Trip led by Gary Solar & Paul Tomascak. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants. More information regarding the objectives of the trip and logistics are available here.

Using GMDE in the Classroom and Field- An afternoon workshop (1 - 4:30 pm in Roux 207) led by Rick Allmendinger and Paul Karabinos. More information regarding this afternoon workshop is available here. Participants should bring their laptop (either Windows or Mac) with GMDE installed. For those with an iPad and/or iPhone, participants should also install GMDE Lite from the iOS App Store. GMDE Lite works especially well on an iPad with Apple Pencil. Additional Mac laptops can be made available for participants to use during the workshop - please contact Emily Peterman to request a laptop for the afternoon.

SGTF Welcome Dinner - Daggett Lounge in Thorne Dining Hall. 5:45 pm. Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available.

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Wednesday June 22 - Sessions 1 & 2; optional evening programming

Breakfast available from 7:00 to 8:30 in Thorne Dining Hall

Session 1: Fault Zones from top to bottom. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

8:30 - 8:45 - Welcome and conference overview

8:45 - 9:30 - Invited speaker: Michele Cooke (abstract)

9:30 - 10:15 - Invited speaker: Elena Miranda

Following these talks, we will enjoy a coffee break. Additional talks and posters will follow.

10:30 - 10:45 - Christopher Bailey (abstract)

10:45 - 10:55 - Lightning talks for poster presentations (1-2 minutes per poster presenter)

10:55 - 12:15 - Poster presentations (Outdoors of the Visual Arts Center) - abstracts linked below

Stephen Marshak, Hanna Elston, Bill Sullivan, Julia Baumgarte, Robert Wintsch, Alan Chapman, Hal Bosbyshell, Katie Gates

12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch at Thorne Dining Hall

Session 2: Rheology of the lithosphere. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

1:30 - 2:15 - Invited speaker: Rachel Bernard (abstract)

2:15 - 3:00 - Invited speaker: Cailey Condit (abstract)

3:00 - 3:10 - Lightning talks for poster presentations (1-2 minutes per poster presenter)

Following these talks, we will enjoy a coffee break. Additional posters will follow.

3:30 - 5:00 - Poster presentations (Outdoors of the Visual Arts Center)

Chris Gerbi, Josh Davis, Won Joon Song, He Feng

Dinner available at Thorne Dining Hall 5:00 to 6:45; Optional evening programming on Navigating Early Career (Roux Center 207)

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Thursday June 23 - Sessions 3 & 4 (afternoon field trip); optional evening programming

Breakfast available from 7:00 to 8:30 in Thorne Dining Hall

Session 3: Innovations in inclusive teaching practices in SG&T. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

8:30 - 8:40 - Daily overview and logistics

8:40 - 8:55 - Juliet Crider (abstract)

Virtual Field Geology Link to the resources that Juliet described in her talk.

8:55 - 9:10 - Phil Resor (abstract)

On-Ramps in Tectonics Link to the resources that Phil described in his talk.

9:10 - 9:50 - Small group discussions about teaching and mentoring

9:50 - 10:00 - Coffee break

10:00 - 10:45 - Report back and full group discussion

10:45 - 11:00 - Announcements

11:00 - 11:45 - Invited speaker Chris Atchison, who will be joining us remotely from Alaska. (abstract)

The two attached images are from Chris' talk. For the cognitive load seesaw image, he notes that we should be aware that for "cognitive load - students (may be) more concerned with their surroundings than focused on content." When considering the total amount of mental effort, the following factors play critical roles: "the manner in which material is presented; (the effort expended) on a learning task; active processing of information to working memory."

Key links and resources mentioned during Chris' talk:

  • Cast.org: "Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day"
  • The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (The IAGD)
  • "Nothing About Us Without Us:" The perspectives of autistic geoscientists on inclusive instructional practices in geoscience education (Kingsbury et al., 2020).Also accessible here: Kingsbury et al 2020.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 1.9MB Jun28 22) Kingsbury et al 2020 supplement.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 235kB Jun28 22)
  • Resources for Universal Design via washington.edu/doit

11:45 - 12:00 - David West and Emily Peterman - Field trip preview

12:00 - 12:30 - Hannah Blatchford & Basil Tikoff will present some information about using Strabo2. iPads will be available for participants who would like to give Strabo2 a trial run during the afternoon field trip.

Packed lunches provided by Bowdoin Dining. Pick up from Thorne en route to the bus, which will depart from the Coffin St. Parking lot. Please use the restroom before we depart - public facilities are not available.

 

Session 4: Afternoon field trip to coastal exposures in Harpswell, Maine. We have hired buses (including an accessible bus) and will spend a few hours exploring the structural geology and tectonics of mid-coast Maine (faults, folds, foliations, and fun). We will discuss (and practice) inclusive and accessible field practices, explore the use of technology to assist field labs, try out Strabo2, and enjoy the spectacular geology & scenery.

Field Guide and Objectives are available here: Giant Steps overview for SGT Forum.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 3.9MB Jun23 22) Objectives_FieldTripThurs.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 8.2MB Jun23 22)

1:00 - 1:30 - Travel to the field site

1:30 - 1:45 - Walk from the drop-off point to the outcrops and break into groups

1:45 - 4:00 - Rotate through multiple stations

4:00 - 4:15 - Group photo

4:15 - 4:30 - Walk to the bus pick-up location

4:30 - 5:00 - Travel back to campus

 

Dinner available at Thorne Dining Hall 5:00 to 6:45; Optional evening programming on on topic(s) to be determined by the participants (Roux Center 207)

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Friday June 24 - Sessions 5 & 6; optional evening programming

Breakfast available from 7:00 to 8:30 in Thorne Dining Hall

Session 5: Inclusion, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity in SG&T. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

8:30 - 8:35 - Daily Overview

8:35 - 9:30 - Lessons learned about inclusion, accessibility, diversity, equity; Insights from URGE pods and other organizations. Reflect on your key takeaway ideas from the field trip, your experiences, and what you've learned from members of our community.

9:30 - 10:15 - Report back to the large group; discuss next steps for our community

Key links shared during our discussion:

Asset Mapping (contact Michelle Markley for more information)

How to enable live closed captions in PowerPoint and Google Slides (courtesy of Michele Cooke) and why you should do it (Cooke et al., 2020). 

Reducing bias in geoscience graduate admissions (Cooke et al., 2022)

Analysis of practices that support inclusive learning environments in undergraduate courses (Beane et al., 2019)

10:15 - 10:30 - Coffee break

 

Announcements:

TecTask Announcement - image to the right; reach out to Dyanna Czeck for more information

NEIGC Announcement - Save the dates! Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Reach out to Michelle Markley for more information

Rick Allmendinger was the 2021 recipient of the Paul G. Silver award for Outstanding Scientific Service.Congratulations, Rick!

 

Session 6a: Advances in Geology, Geochronology, Geophysics.

10:30 - 11:15 - Invited speaker: Julie Fosdick (abstract)

11:15 - 12:00 - Invited speaker: Margo Odlum (abstract)

 

12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch at Thorne Dining Hall

 

Session 6b: Advances in Geology, Geochronology, Geophysics. Talks and posters plus a final afternoon coffee break.

1:30 - 1:45 - Paul Karabinos (abstract)

1:45 - 2:00 - Kimberly Espinal (abstract)

2:00 - 2:10 - Lightning talks for poster presentations (1-2 minutes per poster presenter)

2:10 - 3:30 - Poster Presentations

Sarah Titus, Ian Hillenbrand, Jennifer Cooper Boemmels, Yvette Kuiper

3:30 - 4:30 - Wrap-up and next steps

 

Dinner available at Thorne Dining Hall 5:00 to 6:45; Optional evening programming on topic(s) to be determined by the participants (location TBA)

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Saturday June 25 - Optional Field Trip & Workshop

Breakfast available from 7:00 to 8:30 in Thorne Dining Hall

Campus housing closes midday. Please plan accordingly.

Stratigraphy, Structure, and Metamorphism in the Northern Casco Bay Region, Maine - Field Trip led by Dave West & Emily Peterman. Please note that participation for this 3/4-day trip (we intend to wrap up by ~ 3pm) is capped to 25 participants by permits. More information regarding the objectives of this trip and the logistics are available here. Campus Housing will be closed when we return, so please plan your travel accordingly. 
Field guide available here: West and Peterman field trip.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 10.2MB Jun25 22)

Orientation Data Workshop- A Workshop led by Fred Vollmer. More information regarding this workshop is available here. Update: This workshop has been cancelled.

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