Education and Workforce Development Support by EarthScope Consortium and NSF Geophysics Facilities

Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm
Poster Session Part of Monday Poster Session

Authors

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Earthscope Consortium
Donna Charlevoix, EarthScope Consortium
Michael Hubenthal, EarthScope
Tammy Bravo, EarthScope Consortium
Gillian B Haberli, EarthScope Consortium
Scott Johnson, EarthScope Consortium
Anika Knight, EarthScope Consortium
DeeDee Okamoto, EarthScope Consortium
Shelley E Olds, EarthScope Consortium
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, EarthScope Consortium
Justin Sweet, EarthScope Consortium

The EarthScope Consortium operates the NSF SAGE (seismology) and NSF GAGE (geodesy) facilities and is dedicated to supporting transformative global geophysical research and education. EarthScope's Engagement group supports geophysics and geoscience workforce development and education in a wide variety of ways.

The Engagement portfolio includes: (1) Free online educational resources for secondary and undergraduate level, including a range of online data tools and portals; (2) Workshops for educators on how to incorporate geophysical methods and instrumentation into courses and field experiences; (3) Access to geophysics instrumentation for educational purposes; (4)
Informal outreach such as hands-on activities and museum displays; (5) Student (paid) internship programs for community college, undergraduate, and graduate students and information about career pathways into geosciences; (6) Student and researcher learning programs such as skill building workshops and technical short courses; (7) Informal learning opportunities through social media engagement; and (8) Support for Broader Impact development and execution.

EarthScope Consortium formed on January 1, 2023 in a merger between IRIS Consortium and UNAVCO Inc. and is funded by U.S. National Science Foundation.