Subaru of America, Inc.
Title Sponsor of the
2005 Annual Meeting

GSA-Sponsored Short Courses

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Service

All professional development courses and workshops sponsored by GSA offer CEUs. A CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. A contact hour is defined as a typical 60-minute classroom instructional session or its equivalent. Ten instructional hours are required for one CEU.

1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Using ArcGIS9 for Geological Applications [501] — FULL
Fri.–Sat., 14–15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Cosponsored by GSA Geoscience Education Division; Environmental Systems Research Institute.
This short course will introduce the use of GIS in geology related applications through brief lectures, and hands-on computer exercises. Concepts in creating a GIS project in geology will be discussed including creation of data (GPS, RS, digitizing), conversion of data, metadata, different data formats (vector and raster) and accessing data from several sources (tables, shapefiles, coverages, CAD, geodatabases and grids). Participants do not need to have experience with ArcGIS, but familiarity with Windows OS is beneficial.
Faculty: Ann B. Johnson, Higher Education Manager, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, Calif., Ph.D., California State University; Willy Lynch, Instructor, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Denver, Colo., M.S., University of Utah; Esther Worker, Education Account Manager, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Denver, Colo., B.A., University of Colorado–Boulder.
Limit: 24. Fee: US$330; includes course manual and lunch. CEU: 1.6.
2. Measurement of Indoor Radon in Geologically Diverse Terrains [502]
Fri.–Sat., 14–15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. — Canceled.
3. A Tracer Runs through It: Applications of the Tracer-Injection Methods [503]
Sat., 15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. — Canceled.
4. Science in Environmental Policymaking [504]
Sat., 15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. — Canceled.
5. Springs Inventory and Classification Course and Field Trip [505]
Sat., 15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Cosponsored by GSA Hydrogeology Division.
Participants will learn the theory and techniques of inventorying and classifying the physical and biological characteristics of spring ecosystems. This course includes a half-day field trip to introduce the theory and to demonstrate the materials and techniques. Anyone involved with teaching earth sciences, managing spring ecosystems, or in conducting basic science of springs should attend.
Faculty: Abe Springer, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Larry Stevens, Stevens Ecological Consulting, Flagstaff, Ariz., Ph.D., Northern Arizona University; Heidi Kloeppel, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, Flagstaff, Ariz., M.S., Northern Arizona University.
Limit: 25. Fee: US$335; includes course manual, field trip, and boxed lunch. CEU: 0.8.
6. Three-Dimensional Geologic Mapping for Groundwater Applications Workshop [506]
Sat., 15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Cosponsored by GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division.
Increased diligence in management of groundwater systems for the long term is coinciding with progress in digital data, analytical methods, and computing power. Geologic mappers seeking to support groundwater applications should attend this workshop to obtain an overview of 3D methods made possible by these advances, including basin analysis, data management, model construction, geophysical methods, and hydrogeological characterization.
Faculty: Richard C. Berg, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, Ill., Ph.D., University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign; Hazen Russell, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ph.D., University of Ottawa; Harvey Thorleifson, Minnesota Geological Survey, University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Colorado–Boulder.
Limit: 50. Fee: US$225; includes course manual and lunch. CEU: 0.8.

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