On the Cutting Edge workshop on Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience

Mar 7, 2010

I received the following announcement from Barb Tewksbury at Hamilton about an upcoming series of On the Cutting Edge workshops that they are hosting on the topics of Teaching Geoscience Using GIS and Remote Sensing and Teaching Geoscience in the Field in the 21st Century. Certainly the GIS and remote sensing course is very applicable to many users of OpenTopography, and combined with the field course should be an excellent week in Bozeman, MT. Note that the application deadline is March 20, 2010. All the details:

On the Cutting Edge will offer two back-to-back workshops at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT in August, 2010:

Teaching Geoscience Using GIS and Remote Sensing (August 8-11)
Teaching Geoscience in the Field in the 21st Century (August 13-16)

The day between the workshops (August 12) will be an optional overlap day for both workshops and will focus on teaching in the field using GeoPads. The Field workshop will be followed by an optional field trip in the Yellowstone area (August 17-19).

Faculty may apply to attend either or both workshops. We are looking for applicants who currently teach GIS, remote sensing, or field geology to undergraduate geoscience students. Please note that the GIS/RS workshop is not a workshop to train faculty in the technical use of GIS systems – we are looking for people who currently teach GIS/RS and are interested in exploring effective ways of meeting the needs of geoscience students.

Application must be made online by March 20, 2010. Complete information about the workshops plus online applications can be found at:


If you have questions, please email Barb Tewksbury (btewksbu@hamilton.edu) about the GIS/RS workshop or Dave Mogk (mogk@montana.edu) about the Field workshop.