The first of two 2014 School of Rock workshops, titled Understanding Earth’s History Through Ocean Cores, took place at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) June 9-15. During this intensive week-long training, undergraduates and faculty analyzed authentic deep sea cores to distinguish and classify sediments, make inferences about global and regional geologic events and hazards and build their understanding of science process and the tools and techniques used in the ocean drilling program. The group, led by IODP education staff and IUP faculty members Steve Hovan and Jon Lewis, also visited regional outcrops and had a live webcast discussion with the JOIDES Resolution.
Deep Earth Academy released their newest video, How Science Works, this month. IODP education staff teamed up with ScienceMediaNL to produce this video that integrates footage from IODP Expedition 342 (Newfoundland Sediment Drifts), interviews with IODP scientists and animations of the Understanding Science Flow Chart. It is designed to illustrate the dynamic, creative and non-linear process of science while addressing common misconceptions about how science is done.