Using Aquarius Data: How is Inquiry-Driven Education Brought to the Undergraduate Classroom?
Date: 05/01/12 7:00 PM ET - 05/01/12
Location: Online Webinar

An incorporation of inquiry and data acquisition into a classroom moves the objective away from a sole focus on knowledge acquisition to an increasing focus on knowledge construction. This webinar focuses on how our ability to construct knowledge about the ocean has evolved over time as the ocean has become increasingly accessible, primarily through the acquisition of satellite data.

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Dr. Susan Lozier 
Dr. Susan Lozier
Professor, Duke University

Susan Lozier is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation. Her research focuses on the ocean’s role in climate variability and climate change. She is interested in the large-scale meridional overturning circulation of the ocean and how that circulation impacts the transfer of heat, salt and anthropogenic carbon dioxide from one part of the ocean to another. Recent research has also focused on understanding the physical controls on ocean productivity, including how the ocean’s primary productivity will respond to climate change and whether ocean stratification plays a role in those expected changes.

Susan received an NSF Early Career Award in 1996, was awarded a Bass Chair for Excellence in Research and Teaching in 2000, and received a Duke University Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2007. In 2010, Susan was awarded the Association for Women Geoscientists' Outstanding Educator Award which honors well-established college or university teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of women geoscientists both within and outside the classroom.

Upon completion of her PhD at the University of Washington, Susan served as a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1992 and is currently Chair of the Earth and Ocean Sciences Division.

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