Outreach/ Capacity Building

A new cohort of graduate students will be trained in interdisciplinary science including by means of dedicated workshops and extended inter-lab exchange programs, hands-on training, and hackathons. These workshops will be open to students from outside the project, and we will invite external researchers to engage in collaboration.

Outside grad education, we will partner with UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) to design a program for precollege, undergrad, and early grad students that emphasizes computational geoscience as an avenue to enhance geoscience diversity to complement field-based approaches. We will recruit from institutions serving underrepresented communities, and conduct evaluation of effectiveness and cohort follow up. We will work toward providing sustainable pathways for participation and shared training materials. For this, we will introduce freshmen to computational geoscience by leading mini-modules in JSG’s GeoSTEM Math and Science Institute, participants of which will be recruited for subsequent opportunities. We will host summer undergrads for modeling projects, and partner with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to develop a summer curriculum for 10 participants integrated within training opportunities for students in TACC REUs.

Working group lead: Thomas