Teaching and Outreach Activities
|Participants of the ASI V, Module II (from left to right): Prof. Uli Bleil (Bremen Univ.), Jaime Soto, Carolina Cisternas, Ximena Contardo, Bernhard P-E, Carolina Becerra, Valentina Flores, Paulina Lohse, Jenny Nilsson, Praxedes Munos, Bibiana Jara (Teaching Assistant), German Aguilar and Maria Loreto Cordova. (Danielle Barriga, UDEC)|
1) WHOI: Since 1998, I have been teaching graduate courses in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, specifically MARINE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY (1998, 2000, 2002-05), ISOTOPE CHEMISTRY (2003-05, 2010) and the SEMINAR IN CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (1998, 1999, 2009).
I have been advising SUMMER STUDENT FELLOWS Lillie Jaffe (UCSD, 2000), Brett Walker (UCSC, 2004), Jared Singer (U Utah, 2006), and Christine Waters (UTEP, 2008), as well as JP STUDENTS Payal Parekh (summer 1998), Emily Slaby (summer 2000), Christian Miller (now Postdoc at DTM, Carnegie Institution), Britta Voss (2nd year JP student) and Katie Kirsch (1st year JP student).
Together with Ed Sholkovitz, I've co-advised WHOI POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR Robyn Hannigan (now Dept. Chair at Boston University), and Tim Eglinton and I co-adivsed POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR Valier Galy (now an Asst. Scientist at WHOI). I am now advising POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR Indra Sen (Florida International University).
In addition, guest students Andrew Jacobson (Dartmouth College), Oliver Woodhouse (SOC - jointly with Greg Ravizza) and Tim Donovan (SOC) as well as guest scientists Drs. Candace Martin, Stefan Schroeder, Sebastien Rauch, Martin Rosner, Hassan Baioumy and Adjunct Scientists Birger Schmitz (Lund University, Sweden) have worked in my lab.
2) AUSTRAL SUMMER INSTITUTE V: The University of Concepcion in Chile, with support from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Fundacion Andes, has been organizing lecture series on topics relevant to Marine Geology and Geophysics since 2001. The organization of the ASI is in the hands of Drs. Carina Lange and Silvio Pantoja and the courses are held at the Marine Biological Station at Dichato north of Concepcion. In January 2005 I was invited to give a one-week lecture series (Jan. 10-14) on Marine Radiogenic Isotope Records with special focus on the marine strontium, osmium and neodymium isotope records and isotope geochemistry in general (see photo of participating students)
3) JOY OF LEARNING PROGRAM - FALMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY In 1997, I gave a short (four 45-min presentations) lecture series for the general public on Space Junk (i.e., small extraterrestrial bodies such as cosmic dust, meteorites, comets and asteroids). The lecture series is organized by the Falmouth Public Library and open to the general public at no cost.
4) SCIENCE FAIRS From 2002 until 2008 I have been judging contributions to the annual Science Fair at the Falmouth High School in Falmouth,Massachusetts.