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360°of Innovation:
Advancing Science at Bryn Mawr

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Museum of Science
One Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Opening remarks:

President Jane McAuliffe shares Bryn Mawr’s transformative vision for its future.

Bringing Geology Down to Earth:

This presentation, featuring Chair and Professor of Geology Arlo Weil and Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull, share their insights into:

Why geology matters now more than ever before:
From natural resources to climate change, from earthquakes and volcanoes to hydrofracking, coal and natural gas, from sea-level rise and drinking water to life on other planets, Geology is the one unifying science addressing many of our society’s most pressing issues and outstanding questions. Training today’s students to be leaders in the diverse fields of the Earth Sciences is paramount and foremost on the minds of the faculty in the Bryn Mawr Geology Department.

Ground-breaking curricular innovations in the Geology Department:
Partnering with campus-wide initiatives like the Blended Learning Project for Technology in the Classroom, Praxis, 360° and the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Geology Department has pioneered using online tools and in-depth research in conjunction with traditional teaching techniques. Additionally, many of the department’s upper level courses get students directly involved in faculty research, peer-review paper publication and community outreach.
Exemplary student and faculty research:
The Bryn Mawr Geology Department is internationally recognized for outstanding scholarship and highly regarded by its peer institutions and the broader geologic community. None of this would be possible without the intense dedication of its faculty to incorporate students directly into cutting-edge research – from annual international research trips, to zero-gravity space flight, to summers in Wyoming and all along the Mid-Atlantic coast, faculty and students work to produce first-rate, high-impact science.