For our first E2C Workshop in the 2004 - 2005 series, we are pleased
to feature the work of our LDEO scientist and Principal Investigator for
the Earth2Class NSF grant, Dr.
Gerardo Iturrino. Gerry is a Research Scientist in the
Borehole Research Group. He
spent two months during the summer of 2004 aboard the JOIDES Resolution
in the first Expedition of the
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP.) His talk will describe
this new 10-year, multi-million dollar international project.
With Gerry aboard the JOIDES Resolution for this historic cruise was Dr.
Jon Rice, a middle school educator who served as the first
IODP "Teacher at Sea." Jon created a
journal describing his two months aboard the ship. He also prepared
a set of classroom activities about the various shipboard laboratories
which are now undergoing final development by the IODP and will soon be
[NOTE: We hoped to have Jon with us for today's
program, but his flight has been cancelled due to the inclement weather
associated with the remnant of Hurricane Ivan. He will join us at another
program this year, at which time we will further explore this theme.]