International Ocean Discovery Program, the Consortium for Ocean
Leadership, and IUP Geoscience faculty offered a unique, immersive course
focused on how seafloor sediments and rocks are collected and analyzed to
understand important Earth history questions.
Deep sea cores were shipped to campus and used to inform about sedimentation,
global change, and geological hazards. Participants learned a range of
techniques, practiced spatial learning, and connected basic scientific concepts
to societal interests.
Geoscience Department professors Jon Lewis and Steve
Hovan teamed with educational expert Jennifer Collins (from Ocean Leadership)
to offer participants from all over the country a chance to learn about the
significant discoveries made through the study of ocean sediments.
following the course, students and instructors shared their experiences and
knowledge at a special Deep Blue event held on June 16 at the Carnegie Science
Department of Geoscience