The application deadline is March 10, 2012.

Join the dozens of faculty at nearly 30 institutions from University of Maine Farmington to Cal State East Bay who have successfully used The Math You Need, When You Need It,” an NSF-Funded program to help introductory geoscience faculty support their student’s quantitative skills. We are hosting a workshop July 26-28, 2012 in Seattle. All participant costs will be covered.

More information and the application are at

What is The Math You Need When You Need It?

The Math You Need, When You Need It is a series of stand-alone online modules that help students learn basic mathematical concepts essential to success in introductory geoscience courses including density, unit conversions, trigonometry, and rearranging equations and more. The modules have been extensively classroom tested.  Learn more about how the modules are being used at

More Information About the Workshop

The workshop will be held at Highline Community College near Seattle, July 26-28, 2012.  Faculty from across the country will gather to address the advantages and challenges of teaching introductory geoscience quantitatively. During the workshop, you will design a plan for incorporating The Math You Need in your own (pre-existing) introductory geoscience course. Faculty members who have used TMYN will help lead the workshop and facilitate collaboration among participants with similar interests. The workshop will begin the evening of Thursday, July 26 and conclude Saturday, July 28 after lunch.  We’ll end at a reasonable time on Saturday so that those of you who wish to extend your stay and explore the Pacific Northwest on your own time may do so. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form at

All participant costs -- including airfare, transportation while at the workshop, and room and board -- are covered by collaborative grants from the NSF (DUE-0920583 and 0920800).

Please forward to any geoscience faculty that you believe may be interested.

Best wishes,

Jen Wenner ([log in to unmask])

Eric Baer ([log in to unmask])

Helen Burn

Collaborating PIs on The Math You Need Project