March 18 2015, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Chapman University,  Argyros Forum Student Ballroom, AF 119A


Dr. Anne Egger headshot
Our global society faces a number of challenges including adapting to climate change, assuring the availability of freshwater, and managing our energy resources wisely, all of which require a robust understanding of the intersection between Earth science and society. Developing a workforce that is adept at working with the uncertainties and scales of time and space that are inherent to the study of the Earth is critical to addressing these socioscientific issues.

Anne Egger, Ph.D., EarthScope speaker and assistant professor of Geological Sciences and Science Education at Central Washington University, will be at Chapman University to discuss these very issues. In particular, she will talk about:

  • The need for Earth literacy
  • How the NSF-funded InTeGrate project is working to develop Earth literacy among all undergraduates
  • The role of EarthScope and other freely available data resources in developing students’ abilities.

According to Dr. Egger, “students today have the power to be involved in and address interdisciplinary problems and improve their geoscientific thinking skills in order to be prepared to tackle these grand challenges.”

Want to be more than a trend follower and be a world changer? Come to Dr. Anne Egger’s talk “
Earth in Context: Why Should We Learn Earth Science
?” and find out how.


The Science Forum Series is an opportunity for faculty and special guests to present their latest research to the campus community. Each presentation is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Feel free to drop in and leave as your schedule permits.