Week 2 – SPECIAL Writing Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Introduction to geodesy

Friday, June 2

9:00-9:45 Interactive lecture: What is geodesy? UNAVCO? How does GPS work?
9:45-11:00 GPS exercise: Monitoring an active volcano (outside)
11:05-11:15 Science applications of GPS
11:15-11:45 Panel: Q&A with UNAVCO field engineers
11:45-12:00 Elevator speeches - How geodetic technologies help us study the Earth

Handouts to be discussed
Due dates

Due Thursday, June 8 by noon:

  • Develop a tentative project work plan (1 page) with your research mentor
  • Write a short prospectus of your research project, that also incorporates reference to 2-4 articles or background readings (total of about 3 double-spaced pages).
  • Send both documents to RESESS2017gmail.com

Due Friday, June 9

  • Read and comment on prospectus/mini-lit-review drafts and work plan drafts from your peer review group
  • Read chapter 10 in Hofmann, Scientific Writing and Communication, on introductions to articles