|Sent on:||Monday, March 5, 2012 9:26 AM|
FYI, if any of you are involved in earth science at the two-year college level:
Dear Geoscience Education Division Colleagues,
We would appreciate your help in disseminating our NSF-funded workshop below.
Pranoti Asher and Bethany Adamec
Planning Workshop to Establish URECAS: Unique Research Experiences for two-year College faculty and Students
12–13 July 2012
AGU Headquarters, Washington DC
We invite you to attend a workshop being conducted this summer at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Headquarters in Washington, DC. Attendees will discuss the development of a program within AGU to strengthen the role of two-year college Earth and space science students in the future workforce. Support to attend the meeting will be provided for approximately 30 two-year college Earth and space science faculty who are currently engaged in research with their students or who have a strong interest in developing a research program. Also encouraged to apply are four-year college faculty who are currently partnering on research programs with two-year college faculty. A variety of expert speakers and panelists from two- and four-year schools, professional societies, and federal organizations will help frame and build discussion on best practices in and barriers to building and maintaining such research programs.
For more information and to apply, visit the link provided. The application deadline is 2 April 2012. If you have questions, contact principal investigators Pranoti Asher or Bethany Adamec. Please share this invitation with your colleagues and networks.
This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation Geosciences Directorate (Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences award #[masked]).
Manager, Education and Public Outreach
American Geophysical Union
Chair, GSA Geoscience Education Division
Department of Science
Rochester Community Technical College