NRT Classes for EOS3 Program

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Interdisciplinary EOS3
Focus on three broad goals:
(1) Immerse students in the
interdisciplinary complexities that
characterize grand societal challenges
of connecting big data generated
through Earth observation science to
sustainability; (2) Build student
competency in engaging with
interdisciplinary teams to address
common questions; and (3) Enhance
student competency in team science to
include development of skills in
leadership, communication, big data,
and consensus building.
EOS3 Interface
Focus on interdisciplinary
communication, application of group
communication theories to team
science, scholarship and
communication of science across
societal and cultural gaps. Will cover
how interdisciplinary teams can better
communicate and collaborate,
particularly focusing on the science of
“team science,” and bridging of gaps
between disparate fields, such as the
life sciences, computer science, and the
social sciences. Will discuss how socio
-cultural differences affect
communication, specifically how those
affect the communication of scientific
and technical information across
disciplines and to the public and
policymakers.
EOS3 Data Analytics
Focus on applying large, open-
source civil Earth observation and
other geospatial data to address
interdisciplinary science question.
Will introduce various open-source
data tools for acquiring, managing,
and analyzing large public data sets.
Work in interdisciplinary teams to
fuse disparate data and conduct
analyses that meld ideas from natural
and social science disciplines. Teams
will be comprised of members with
varied skill sets to establish a culture
of collaborative teaching and learning.
EOS3 Practicum
The EOS3 practicum is the
culminate of the certificate program
and will provide opportunities to apply
what has been learned in the
coursework while working as part of a
collaborative and interdisciplinary team
addressing real world research topics
relating to EOS3 .