Workshop Program

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Wednesday, March 6

5:00 PM - Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

  • Welcoming remarks, workshop goals, introductions - John Taber, Paul Santi

6:00 Dinner

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?
8:45 Conclude

Thursday, March 7

Topics of the day:
  • 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

8:45-10:00Challenges we face integrating the engineering and geoscience cultures

10:00 Break

10:15-11:45Panel discussion of course-level examples in geoscience and engineering

11:45-12:45 Lunch- Calvary Church

12:45-1:45 Bringing real world examples and experiences into the classroom

1:45-2:15 Challenges and potential solutions for developing integrated activities -Vince Cronin, Horacio Ferriz, Francis Jones

2:15-3:15 Share examples of integrated activities and develop a list of challenges and needed modules and/or courses using workspace pages

  • Grouped by student audience (eg. civil engineers, environmental engineers, geoscience students, intro students)

3:30-4:00 Report outs of challenges and needed modules

  • 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?

8:00 Continental breakfast- Calvary Church

8:30-8:40 Overview of the day - John Taber

8:45-9:45 Panel: Strategies for Integrating Geoscience and Engineering for a sustainable future

9:45 -10

10-10:45 Opportunities for working together to increase diversity in geoscience and engineering

  • 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

12:30 -2:00

2:00 PM Adjourn