Wednesday, March 6
- Welcoming remarks, workshop goals, introductions - John Taber, Paul Santi
7:00 Move to Calvary Church
7:15 Keynote address - Breaking out of the Silo: Training a new breed of Geoengiscists (Acrobat (PDF) 4.4MB Mar6 13) - Terri Hogue, School of Mines
Engineering and the Geosciences - Envisioning a Sustainable Future
This session will address the combination of geoscience and engineering that will be needed in the workforce of the future to create a sustainable future.
Panel Discussion followed by group discussion
- Panel: Thalia Anagnos, Joel Aquino (synthesis notes)
- How do we get students to think in terms of flexibility/adaptability, what we do today is not what we'll be doing 5 or 10 years from now?
- What training did you receive as a student (both academic and beyond academic) that allowed you to be flexible in your career?
Thursday, March 7
- What are the challenges to communicating between the geoscience and engineering cultures?
- How are we currently creating cross-disciplinary courses and how do we do it in the future?
8:00 Continental breakfast- Calvary Church
8:30 Overview of the InTeGrate project (PowerPoint 1MB Mar6 13) and of the day -Cathyrn Manduca
- Introduction: Challenges in Integrating Engineering and Geoscience Cultures (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 535kB Mar7 13) - Paul Santi
- Small group discussions and report out using workspace pages
- What are the major societal challenges that need cross-disciplinary approaches?
- How do we get students as well as faculty to value cross-disciplinary communication?
- Panel: Laurel Goodell, Gigi Richard, Kevin Amende
- Presentations of successes and challenges faced, followed by a group discussion of what is working and the challenges across the examples
- Reinventing the Introductory Geology Course at Princeton University (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB Mar7 13) - Laurel Goodell
- Accidentally Teaching Engineering to Science Majors (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.1MB Mar7 13) - Gigi Richard
- Natural Resources of the West Water and Drought at Colorado Mesa course description – from Gigi Richard
- Course-level Examples of Geoscience in "Mechanical" Engineering (PowerPoint 9.5MB Mar7 13) - Kevin Amende
- Montana State EcoSmart House Project - from Kevin Amende
- Introduction: Bringing Real World Experiences and Examples into the Classroom (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.3MB Mar7 13) - Anne Ronan
- Table discussions and report out using workspace pages
- Separated into class topics (e.g. hydro, hazards, environmental, civil engineering, mineral resources, global change)
1:45-2:15 Challenges and potential solutions for developing integrated activities -Vince Cronin, Horacio Ferriz, Francis Jones
- Challenges and Potential Solutions for Developing Integrated Activities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 13.9MB Mar7 13) - Vince Cronin
- Field Trips (PowerPoint 3.8MB Mar7 13) -Horacio Ferriz
- Integrated Activities and Challenges of Assessing "Higher level" Thinking Skills (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 334kB Mar7 13) - Francis Jones
- Grouped by student audience (eg. civil engineers, environmental engineers, geoscience students, intro students)
- Generate proposal team topics for modules/courses
4:00-5:25 Working groups: Develop potential proposals for new course modules
5:25-5:30 End of Day Plenary and workshoproadcheck assessment
6:00 Dinner at Table Mountain Inn
Friday, March 8
Topics of the day:
- How do we integrate sustainability principles into our courses?
- How do we collectively provide the education needed for the future across disciplinary boundaries? For all students?
8:30-8:40 Overview of the day - John Taber
- Panel: Brenda Bowen, Steven Burian, Daniel Morgan
- Discussion (small groups at tables) of barriers and opportunities for integrating sustainability into courses
- Bridging the Disciplinary Divide with Sustainability (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.6MB Mar8 13) - Steve Burian
- Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 516kB Mar8 13) - Dan Morgan
- Introduction - Diane Doser
- Small group discussion and report out usingworkspace pages- first at table and then with proposal group
- What do you see as barriers to diversity in your community?
- What has worked for reaching diverse audiences in your community?
10:45-11:30 Work with proposal teams to get proposals ready for short (5 min) overview report out to group
11:30-12:30 Lunch- Calvary Church
- Individual reflection - what to take home
- Report out from proposal teams
- Synthesis and next steps - Cathryn Manduca
2:00 PM Adjourn