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Connecting Geoscience Departments to the Future of Science: New Structures for Research and Curriculum

April 25-27, 2007
Carleton College, Northfield MN


Workshop participants. Photo by Carol Ormand.
Note: this workshop has already taken place. You can read a brief summary of the results; for links to presentations and additional resources, go to the workshop program page.

This workshop considered how geoscience departments and programs will evolve as geoscience becomes more interdisciplinary, embraces new computational and analytic capacities, and participates in an increasingly global community. Bringing together participants from major research universities, regional comprehensive universities, and liberal arts colleges we considered the implications of these ongoing changes on the design of our curriculum, the ways we support students and faculty in research, and the nature of our departments themselves.

Workshop outcomes include a website documenting current practice, a white paper describing our collective vision for geoscience departments of the future, and the initiation of sustained discussion groups.

Workshop Conveners

Tim Bralower, Penn State University
Geoff Feiss, College of William and Mary
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College


This workshop is a part of the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project. For more information on the aims and scope of the project, please see the About this Project page.

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