Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Dynamic Earth
Walk into a lab on any given day in ESS, and you will see people at varying levels in their career, doing science. In fact, one of the things that makes ESS dynamic is the combination of undergrads, grad students, researchers, postdocs, and faculty. This allows the department to train and inspire future generations, while infusing ESS with the energy of discovery. We strive to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate students, which is infused with opportunities for research, intellectual growth, and scientific revelation. Our students attend classes in subjects like oceanography, the atmosphere, geology, local and regional environmental issues, global climate change and impacts, remote sensing, and sustainability. Beginning in the Spring, 2012 quarter, the Earth System Science undergraduate curriculum and degree requirements will be updated. This will facilitate the current, engaging, and rigorous Earth System Science (ESS) training program for undergraduate students. Years from now, these students will be making discoveries, creating new scientific understanding, and making policy.
The future begins today…
J. Keith Moore
Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, and
Professor of Earth System Science