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Workshop Program

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  • Learn about existing programs that integrate geoscience and sustainability, the strengths and weaknesses of various program designs, and the challenges and opportunities that they address;
  • Brainstorm new opportunities and goals for such programs in the coming decade;
  • Explore the nature of employment opportunities and career trajectories for students with an integrated understanding of geoscience and issues of sustainability;
  • Develop an online collection of resources describing existing programs and supporting the development of new programs.

Wednesday, May 23

4:00 PM

5:30 Reception and Dinner

7:00 Keynote address: Don Kennedy, Stanford University

Text of Don's talk: Geoscience and Sustainability (Microsoft Word 45kB May24 12)
Pie chart of Stanford Earth Systems program's alumni careers (PowerPoint 316kB May25 12)

Discussion - What futures are we preparing students for?

Thursday May 24

8:00 Breakfast at the Hartley Conference Center

8:30 Overview of the InTeGrate project (PowerPoint 2.1MB May24 12) and of the day

8:45-9:45 Engaging Students and the Research Community in Sustainability Challenges (PowerPoint 7.3MB May25 12) - Pamela Matson, Stanford University

9:45-10:30 Program assessment via SWOT Analysis (Stengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats)

Panel of participants present the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities (SWO) of their programs:

Discussant: David Blockstein, National Council for Science and the Environment

Discussion: What can we say about the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of these types of programs in general?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Table-scale SWO discussions (link to private participant workspace)

Build strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities lists for different types of program models

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Report back and draft synthesis (link to private participant workspace)

2:30-3:30 Alumni panel - Laura Dominguez Chan, Stanford Career Development Center, moderator

What are the strengths and vulnerabilities for students coming out of various program models?

Panelists (Acrobat (PDF) 5.9MB May23 12):

  • Oriana Chafe, Ecological Restoration Field Crew Leader, Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve
  • Casey McCullough, Sustainability Coordinator, Episcopal High School
  • Mario Molina, Deputy Director, Alliance for Climate Education
  • Ian Monroe, Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, Stanford University
  • Hannah Winkler, Earth Sciences Librarian, Stanford University

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Panel: How do we know whether our programs are successful?

5:00-5:15 Reflection

5:30 Go to Pam's house for a reception

7:00 Dinner at Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant

Friday, May 25

8:00 Breakfast at the Hartley Conference Center

8:30-8:45 Overview of the day

8:45-10:00 Panel: Novel program elements and design

Discussant: Tim Bralower, the Pennsylvania State University

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:25 Developing synthesis documents (the following links go to the private participant workspace)

11:25-11:30 Closing remarks and evaluation

11:30 AM Adjourn


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