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We are offering a field school for graduate students and postdocs on the sedimentary and tectonic processes, and their interaction in the geologically dynamic Ganges-Brahmaputra River Delta.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, with December 20 as the cutoff date for receipt of applications.
See Education page for more information http://www.BanglaPIRE.org/education
February 2013: Michael Steckler continues his blog on the Columbia University Earth Institute's State of the Planet: Geohazards in Bangladesh feature. These posts describe our BanglaPIRE team fieldwork and meeting in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
February 2013: Graduate student Ellie Ferguson (Columbia University) once again blogs about fieldwork in Bangladesh and NE India for the 8th graders she works with at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School as part of an NSF fellowship program.
This spring, Michael Steckler taught a new course for students in Columbia University's Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development. This course explored the interaction of riverine processes, water and hydrology, sedimentary processes, tectonics, land subsidence and sea level rise, environmental issues, cultural setting, and sustainable development in the world's largest delta. The course explored both the hazards and resources for life in this dynamic environment through lectures, a field trip to Bangladesh during Spring Break and guest lecturers in earth and social sciences.
Read Michael's blog posts about their spring break trip to Bangladesh:
More information about the course:
Information about the final student presentations:
During the trip, Ellie Ferguson is blogging for her 8th grade Earth Science students. Read it here at msfergusoninthefield
After a great field season last winter, we had an extraordinary opportunity this fall, a research cruise on the Bangladeshi rivers collecting geophysical data. We are using the same technique that Lamont uses on its ship, the R/V Marcus Langseth, but a mini version.
Learn more by reading Michael Steckler's Blog:
Joining the Kokilmoni, 9/14/2011