Workshop on Bringing Geophysics to Introductory Science Courses: Using IGUaNA Modules in Your Classroom

published May 4, 2022 10:29am

We invite faculty to participate in an upcoming, fully-funded workshop, with both classroom and field components, focusing on using the IGUaNA curriculum modules in introductory level courses. These materials feature urban environmental, engineering, and forensic questions that can be answered using near-surface geophysics.

In the field, participants will gain experience collecting near-surface geophysics data using ground penetrating radar, seismic refraction, and electrical resistivity instrumentation. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching effective data acquisition to each other. In the classroom, participants will gain experience with the IGUaNA teaching materials under the guidance of the module authors and will discuss how to incorporate IGUaNA materials into introductory-level courses.

Dates: August 10-12, 2022

Location: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Expected Number of Participants: ~20-25 faculty and instructors. Faculty and instructors from MSIs and 2YC are encouraged to apply.

Costs: This will be a fully-funded workshop, with travel (airfare), hotel accommodations, and per diem food expenses covered by the National Science Foundation's Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE) Award under Cooperative Support Agreement EAR-1851048.

To learn more about the workshop and to apply to participate, see the workshop website.

Application deadline: Friday, May 20

Questions? Please contact Dr. Danielle Sumy at IRIS: