Professional Development for College Faculty - In conjunction with the Eastern Section NAGT

Friday, May 15, 2009, 8:00am
Northern Virginia CC

Accessing and Using Seismic Data in Undergraduate Earth Science Courses (options for both majors and non-majors)

This workshop is intended for 2-year & 4-year colleges/university faculty, who teach Earth science courses, and are interested in learning more seismology related content, methods to access seismic data and methods to incorporate both the content and data in their courses and labs. Seismology content covered during the workshop will include aspects of the following; causes of earthquakes, propagation of seismic waves, statistics of the spatial and temporal distribution of earthquakes, determination of Earth structure using seismic data, and earthquake hazards.  In addition, the workshop will include one section that is focused on “hot or current topics” of modern seismology.  Instruction will be delivered by seismologists and instructional specialists from the IRIS Consortium.  The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a consortium of over 110 US research universities and institutions dedicated to monitoring the Earth and exploring its interior through the collection and distribution of seismological data.

For additional information or to register, please visit the Eastern Section NAGT Website: