Tag Archives: 2013

  1. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, post-meeting

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    December 29, 2013 by Dr. G

    Another excellent (but exhausting) AGU meeting comes to an end. — Julian Lozos (@seismogenic) December 14, 2013 Yes, the meeting …
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  2. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, NASA Social

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    December 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    It all started with a tweet… Come see NASA science in action at a #NASASocial @theAGU this Dec. in San …
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  3. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    A tweet advertising my afternoon poster presentation… retweeted by AGU! RT @guertin: If you saw me at the #AGU13 Bloggers …
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  4. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is “hump day” of the week-long AGU fall conference.  The day started bright and early in the morning (all …
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  5. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    I spent all day Tuesday with the NASA Social, but I was still able to participate in two more AGU …
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  6. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, It’s a Family Thing

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Although I still have some catching up to do with sharing my adventures from yesterday’s NASA Social, Blogging Forum, and …
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  7. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Monday

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    December 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is the first official, full day of the AGU Fall Conference (even though events have been going on for …
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  8. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Sunday

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    December 9, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you can imagine, being on a non-stop flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco the day before the official start …
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  9. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    The center of the solar system shifts to San Francisco next week @theAGU. Get ready for some science! http://t.co/STkRRm1pN9 #agu13 …
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  10. PA – Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association 2013 conference

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    On December 5th and 6th, the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association held its annual conference in State College, PA, with the …
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  11. PA – Covering Complex Science, by Joe Palca (NPR)

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    November 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Last night, I attended the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  I’ve known about the CHF and …
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  12. PA – PATACF meeting at Tyler Arboretum

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    November 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    Sometimes, I am lucky enough where a conference takes place right in my backyard – literally!  I was recently asked …
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  13. CO – GSA125, Conference Wrap-Up

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Airport shuttle full of sleeping geologists. Conferences are exhausting. #GSA125 — Becky Oskin (@beckyoskin) October 30, 2013 Technical sessions are …
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  14. CO – GSA125, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Every year, the GSA conference offers fieldtrips for exploration and professional development before and after the conference.  As I am …
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  15. CO – GSA125, Wednesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    i’m just an experimental volcanologist masquerading as a mineral physicist for the afternoon. #gsa125 — Geneviève Robert (@geevesparmesan) October 28, …
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  16. CO – GSA125, Tuesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    Things You Hear At #GSA125 – “I’m a spillover guy” — Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) October 29, 2013 More Things You …
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  17. CO – GSA125, Monday

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    October 28, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you deicide what to see and do at GSA, remember, ““Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― …
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  18. CO – GSA125, Sunday

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    October 27, 2013 by Dr. G

    So, it didn’t take too long for me to get frustrated about there being so many great sessions and activities, …
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  19. CO – GSA125, Teaching Controversies Workshop

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    October 26, 2013 by Dr. G

    My first full day in Denver, Colorado, started with a simple tweet: Will be heading out soon to help co-lead …
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  20. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Wrap-Up

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    October 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    Wow – it is amazing how much information can be packed in to such a short time.  With one day …
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  21. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, shark tagging

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    October 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a day filled with post-conference fieldtrips for attendees to choose from.  Since I went to graduate school in …
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  22. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. PM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    The Saturday afternoon of ScienceOnline Oceans was packed with three technical sessions, then group dinners and the Marine Geek Fashion …
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  23. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. AM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Here I am at “the U” (how people refer to University of Miami) for today’s sessions at ScienceOnline Oceans!  The …
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  24. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, workshop & panel

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    October 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today begins the formal programming of ScienceOnline Oceans! This afternoon, a series of workshops were available for people to attend. …
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  25. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, travel day

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    October 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    After my flight taking off an hour late (the pilots were delayed getting to the airport), I’ve started my journey …
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  26. PA – 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference

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    October 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, the Penn State Brandywine campus was the host to the 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference.  …
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  27. PA – Park(ing) Day Philadelphia

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    September 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Park(ing) Day seeks to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly parking spaces for one day a year. …
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  28. TN – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    August 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    For the past several days, I was able to explore the wonders of one of our country’s natural national parks, …
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  29. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Wrap-Up

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [Previous postings with my reflections on the ScienceOnline Climate conference can be found at Day 1 – morning and afternoon, …
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  30. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (PM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  31. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (AM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  32. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (PM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  33. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (AM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  34. DC – The Closing of the Smithsonian’s Life in the Ancient Seas Hall

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    August 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    I couldn’t believe the news when I first heard it in June – the Smithsonian was going to close their …
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  35. PA – ESSP Workshops at Penn State Brandywine

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    August 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity on the research front for me!  We just completed two …
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  36. PA – The Sabbatical

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    July 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    July 1st marks the beginning of a new journey for me, one I have not yet taken advantage of – …
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  37. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 2

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of WOO!  This is the first full day and also the final day of the Undergraduate Research Program …
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  38. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 1

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    If you read my last blog post that summarized the end of the CUR Business Meeting, you saw my explanation …
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  39. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Final Day

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    All good things must come to an end, including the CUR Business Meeting.  Today was a half-day of sessions, ending …
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  40. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 2

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a full day of CUR business at the CUR Business Meeting at Chapman University.  After a not-too-bad night’s …
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  41. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 1

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    June 21, 2013 by Dr. G

    Confessions of an exhausted professor – I am not good at time zone changes.  I don’t know why my body …
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  42. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, travel day

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    June 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today I traveled to Orange, California, for the start of the CUR Business Meeting, and then will stay here at …
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  43. PA – Science Fair Judge at Meredith School

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    June 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today, I did a volunteer activity that is a common one in which science faculty participate – serving as a …
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  44. PA – ESSP Work in June 2013, State College

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    June 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    Since I was already in north-central Pennsylvania for the NAGT-ES conference, I decided to head down to State College for …
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  45. PA – NAGTES Meeting, wrap-up

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    June 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    Reflection is not just something I have my students do after hearing guest speakers or completing major projects. It is …
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  46. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 3

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    June 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was the third and final full day of the NAGT-Eastern Section Conference. Today’s fieldtrip was to the Grand Canyon …
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  47. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 2

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    May 31, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of the NAGT-Eastern Section conference was dedicated entirely to a Marcellus Shale Field Trip.  Despite knowing that temperatures …
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  48. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 1

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is a very hard post to write.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative entry on my blog.  …
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  49. PA – NAGTES Meeting, pre-trip

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    It seems like I just finished unpacking and doing my laundry from my Iceland trip – and now, I’m off …
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  50. Iceland – travel home and wrap-up

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    My trip home was an interesting one, starting in Iceland, changing planes in Toronto, then finally arriving home to Philadelphia.  …
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  51. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 5

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    We packed in quite a few sites today on the Reykjanes Peninsula before heading to the airport for our 5PM …
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  52. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 4

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    May 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    We covered quite the distance today – both horizontal and vertical.  We started the day with a 1-1/2 hour drive …
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  53. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 3

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    May 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ll start with my summary for today – pure amazement, pure exhaustion!  Today was spent traveling along the “Ring Road,” …
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  54. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 2

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    May 9, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a marathon day of Icelandic geologic features – but I would not have wanted it any other way!  …
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  55. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 1

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    May 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    I can’t believe that I started my day by landing in Reykjavik at 6:30 in the morning, and I have …
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  56. Iceland – travel day/night

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    May 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    It’s funny that today, of all days, I have several links about volcanic eruptions and Iceland appearing in my Twitter …
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  57. Iceland – pre-trip

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    May 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    Tomorrow, I leave for what I’m sure will be my most amazing travel all year – I’m off to Iceland! …
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  58. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Wrap-Up

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    April 19, 2013 by Dr. G

    My students know I am a big fan of having them write reflective statements during the semester after attending a …
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  59. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 5

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    April 19, 2013 by Dr. G

    All good things must come to an end, which includes my participation in the first-ever combined Penrose/Chapman Conference. The focus …
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  60. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 4

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    April 18, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 4 of the Penrose/Chapman conference was the last full day of the meeting – and what a full day …
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  61. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 3

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    April 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Wednesday was split at the conference into morning talks on “Case Studies and Carbonate Environments,” and an afternoon fieldtrip on …
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  62. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 2

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    April 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    We all headed back to the conference center (across the street from the hotel) for Day 2 of Coastal Processes …
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  63. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Day 1

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    April 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    Let the conference begin! John Anderson from Rice University, one of the conference conveners, started us bright and early at …
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  64. TX – Penrose/Chapman Coastal, Travel Day

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    April 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’m off to a conference like no other I have been to, like no other that has ever been offered!  …
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  65. PA – Mid-Atlantic Fair Trade Student Leadership Training

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    April 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    I did not have to travel very far for this one – just across the hall from my office!  In …
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  66. PA – 2013 TLT Symposium

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    March 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    The day finally arrived!  The 2013 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Symposium was held at the Penn State University …
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  67. PA – pre-TLT Symposium, part 2

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    March 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    I often tell my students that a trip to State College is filled with meeting after meeting after meeting, resulting …
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  68. PA – pre-TLT Symposium

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    March 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ve arrived in State College today, getting ready for a series of grant meetings, activities with the Department of Geosciences, …
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  69. PA – ESSP Work, State College

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    February 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is my first trip of many that I will be making to the Penn State University Park (UP) campus …
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Today was the first day of a "Sustainability in Our Curriculum" workshop. From now through May, I'm with a cohort of faculty in Penn State's College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (@psu_ems) to develop sustainability-related curriculum for our EMS courses. I look forward to working with others for new ideas, perspectives, and resources to address areas that I need to develop further for my students.
For February, I made a mini-quilt for my front door I’ve titled I HeART Earth Science. It represents both my identity as an Earth scientist and the creative way I communicate science. The big read heart in the middle represents not just my heart for my work and where my creativity originates, but Planet Earth. The green and blue batik fabrics around the heart represent land and water, the Earth systems of hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere - the complex systems that interact with each other and provide the foundation for the living and non-living components of our environments.
Beautiful/chilly day to get out for a walk - or, to finally get the car out for a drive! (until tomorrow’s snow...)
In the month of January, I gave the walkers in my neighborhood something different to look at each day - a growing record of weather comparisons! For my January 2021 #SciDoor, I crocheted a temperature record of the maximum daily temperature recorded in this area from 50 years ago, and compared that value to this year. Slowly, day-by-day, I built out the record of comparing temperatures (left side is 1971, right side is 2021), with row 1 being the data for January 1st, row 2 representing the temperature data for January 2nd, etc. It was a fun way to start the day each morning, crocheting a row at a time!
Watching a live kitchen chemistry demonstration led to making heart-shaped cookies (and more!) for this weekend’s Valentine’s drop off at Riddle Hospital for @cookies_for_caregivers