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Our workshop program provides training and teaching in topics across geochemistry and related fields. We are currently liaising with the workshop organisers to ascertain if any workshops can become virtual. Any updates will be added to this page.

NameDateOrganisersPrice
Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems Details Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Qusheng Jin, Jia Wang
New Trends in Laser Ablation-Based Techniques for Direct Solid Sample Chemical Analysis Details Jhanis J Gonzalez, Alan Koenig
Thermodynamic Modeling of Magmatic Systems with alphaMELTS2 Details Paula Antoshechkina, Paul Asimow
Applications of isotope tracers to geochemical kinetics studies Details Chen Zhu, Jim Kubicki
Crystallization via non-classical pathways Details Xin Zhang (PNNL), Pupa Gilbert (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Qian Chen (UIUC)
Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 2 Details Edel O’Sullivan, Alice Williams US$0
Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 2 (later event) Details Alice Williams, Edel O'Sullivan US$0
Earth Science meets Data Science - Services & Systems, Policies & Procedures, Tools & Techniques for Geochemistry Details Kerstin Lehnert, Shaunna Morrison, Lucia Profeta
Student Engagement in Higher Education Details Laurent Valentin US$0
Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 3 Details Edel O'Sullivan, Alice Williams US$0
Goldschmidt Virtual Diffusion Workshop Details Thomas Shea, Sumit Chakraborty, Maren Kahl, Kendra Lynn, Fidel Costa
Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems

Reactive Transport Modeling in Geochemical Systems


Contacts: Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Qusheng Jin, Jia Wang
Website

**The virtual workshop is now fully booked, please see the web link above for more information. PLEASE CHECK THE GWB WEB PAGE FOR DATES AND TIMES, the date and time stated above may not be accurate**

For the seventh year in a row, we are offering an active-learning workshop on the subject of Reactive Transport Modeling as part of the 2020 Goldschmidt Virtual Conference. Following a fully hands-on format, participants will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems using The Geochemist's Workbench®. Specific topics covered include: • Introduction to geochemical modeling • Transport in flowing groundwater • Dual porosity models (stagnant zones) • Kd, Freundlich, and Langmuir sorption • Surface complexation • Colloid-facilitated transport • Reaction kinetics • Biodegradation • Dissolution and precipitation • Microbial catalysis and growth • Effective graphical presentation • Creating animation and video. The topics will be illustrated through a series of case studies.


New Trends in Laser Ablation-Based Techniques for Direct Solid Sample Chemical Analysis


Contacts: Jhanis J Gonzalez, Alan Koenig
Website

**This workshop will now run virtually. Please see the weblink to book directly with the organsiers of the workshop.**

Please note the timings for the workshop are: Day 1: Jun 18, 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00), Day 2: Jun 19, 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00), Short Course Fee: $120 for both sessions (if register separately, each session cost $80).

The workshop covers new trends on Laser Ablation-Based techniques used for the direct analysis of solid samples. The focused techniques are: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectroscopy (LAMIS), Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP-OES) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and the combination of them to use in tandem.


Thermodynamic Modeling of Magmatic Systems with alphaMELTS2

Thermodynamic Modeling of Magmatic Systems with alphaMELTS2


Contacts: Paula Antoshechkina, Paul Asimow
Website

**This workshop will now be run virtually by the workshop organsiers themselves. The virtual workshop(s) will be open to all, whether or not they are registered for the conference, and there will be no fee. Please contact Paul Asimow or Paula Antoshechkina if you have any questions and please check the website link for the latest news. PLEASE CHECK THE AlphaMELTS2 WEB PAGE FOR DATES AND TIMES, the date and time stated above may not be accurate. **

The MELTS family of algorithms is widely used by petrologists and geochemists to predict the outcomes of melting and crystallization processes, to compare with experiments or to design experimental campaigns, to assess the energy budgets of igneous processes, to teach the principles of igneous petrology, and more. Although there are a variety of ways to access such models, this workshop will focus on the newly released alphaMELTS 2 interface, and alphaMELTS for MATLAB/Python. alphaMELTS 2 is a text-based front end to the Rhyolite-MELTS, pMELTS, and pHMELTS models, with built-in trace element calculations and a variety of unique features and workflows. (Note that no commercial software is required for the workshop; access to alphaMELTS from MATLAB or Python is near-identical, so users may select one or the other.) This two-day workshop will be structured to appeal to a wide range of users, who may choose to attend either one or both days. Day 1 will focus on introductory material and basic functionality for new users, whereas Day 2 will focus on the latest features, more advanced or larger-scale calculations, and special problems suggested by attendees. Day 1 will constitute sufficient preparation for a novice to be able to appreciate Day 2. Instructors Paul Asimow and Paula Antoshechkina from Caltech are the designers and maintainers of alphaMELTS 2, and related software, and will cover software installation as well as some undocumented tricks that are important to getting reliable results from MELTS calculations.


Applications of isotope tracers to geochemical kinetics studies

Applications of isotope tracers to geochemical kinetics studies


Contacts: Chen Zhu, Jim Kubicki
Website

**This workshop will be managed and run virtually from Indiana University on Sunday 21st June 2020. The workshop is free. Please refer to the weblink above for more details. PLEASE CHECK THE WEB PAGE FOR TIMES, the time stated above may not be accurate**

The isotope tracer method promises detection that is orders of magnitude more sensitive than the conventional method that uses concentrations (e.g., Si, Al) to measure reaction rates. The method introduces an enriched rare isotope of an element to an experimental solution that is interacting with a mineral or a suite of minerals that have normal or natural isotopic compositions. Although the method itself is not new, MC-ICP-MS technologies now make the measurement of many non-traditional isotopes accessible. The first objective of this workshop is to impart the methods and skills of designing, preparing, and interpreting experiments. The workshop will also provide a venue to link participants with laboratories that possess capabilities for analysis of non-traditional stable isotopes through short presentations and posters from the labs. The second objective of the workshop is to discuss various topics pertinent to the effective uses of the isotope tracer method in geochemical kinetics studies. These topics may include potential innovative experimental designs and theoretical models, as well as potential pitfalls. We plan to discuss with GCA or Chemical Geology the possibility of a cluster of papers. We will also discuss a possible proposal to the NSF Research Coordination Network program.


Crystallization via non-classical pathways

Crystallization via non-classical pathways


Contacts: Xin Zhang (PNNL), Pupa Gilbert (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Qian Chen (UIUC)

Full details (PDF)

**This workshop will now run virtually. Please email the organsiers directly to book a place, the workshop is free for all attendees. Please refer to the pdf attachment for the workshop agenda.**

If this Crystallization via non-classical pathways is important during the formation of minerals in nature and has become to a popular method to synthesize advanced materials at both the lab and industrial scales. Unlike either classical crystal growth pathway via monomer-by-monomer addition or Ostwald ripening, crystallization via non-classical pathways such as particle-by-particle attachment can form bigger crystals, faster. Up to now, plentiful materials prepared via classical crystallization have been applied in various fields such as energy, catalysis, biomedicine, optics, electrics, and magnetics. Understanding crystallization via non-classical pathways could provide new insights on design and synthesis of novel materials. The workshop aims to bring to researchers updated information on the fundamental non-classical crystallization research, including theory and experiments. It is also designed for the experienced researchers to reinforce their knowledge on the scopes of development of new techniques, especially state-of-the-art in situ characterization tools, to understand mechanisms of crystallization via non-classical pathways. The topics that would be covered in this workshop include: ● Non-classical nucleation ● Crystallization via cluster aggregation ● Mineral formation from amorphous precursors ● Biomineralization via non-classical pathways ● Particle-based crystallization, such as oriented attachment and mesocrystals ● Observation of the non-classical crystallization pathways via in situ techniques ● Theoretical developments to simulate non-classical crystallization


Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 2


Contacts: Edel O’Sullivan, Alice Williams
Location: Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue View on map
Price: US$0

Does the idea of speaking at a conference send a chill down your spine? Do you feel like a “deer in the headlights” when asked a question? Do you find it challenging to introduce yourself to fellow researchers or prospective collaborators? This three-part series aims to help participants to polish and perfect their virtual presentations, build their self-confidence for Q&A sessions and develop the skills needed to overcome stage fright once and for all.

Part 1. Polishing your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation: In advance of presentation submission, participants can download instructional material containing tips and advice on the preparation of their virtual presentations, focusing on presenting work clearly and concisely to engage the audience and invite further discussion particularly during Q&A sessions.

Part 2. Confidence in Q&A sessions: At the beginning of the virtual conference, participants are invited to join an one of our small group interactive online seminars where they will learn how to answer questions effectively in an online setting, receive tips for interacting in the virtual environment, build their confidence for their Q&A sessions, and discuss their experiences and concerns. These event will be run on Sunday 21st.

Part 3. Overcoming Fear in Public-Speaking and Networking: The third part of this workshop series aims to help participants face their fears that prevent effective communication and networking in both virtual and real-life encounters. Participants will receive access to an instructional video which they can view in their own time including theoretical and practical methods as well as long term solutions to overcome fear and nervousness. Techniques will be discussed during a Q&A session during a lunchtime seminar, with the option of participating in practical exercises. This event will be run on Wednesday 24th and will be recorded for participants who cannot make the lunchtime seminar. Sign up on the Wednesday event for this part.


Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 2 (later event)


Contacts: Alice Williams, Edel O'Sullivan
Location: Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue View on map
Price: US$0

Second running of this event. Does the idea of speaking at a conference send a chill down your spine? Do you feel like a “deer in the headlights” when asked a question? Do you find it challenging to introduce yourself to fellow researchers or prospective collaborators? This three-part series aims to help participants to polish and perfect their virtual presentations, build their self-confidence for Q&A sessions and develop the skills needed to overcome stage fright once and for all.

Part 1. Polishing your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation: In advance of presentation submission, participants can download instructional material containing tips and advice on the preparation of their virtual presentations, focusing on presenting work clearly and concisely to engage the audience and invite further discussion particularly during Q&A sessions.

Part 2. Confidence in Q&A sessions: At the beginning of the virtual conference, participants are invited to join an one of our small group interactive online seminars where they will learn how to answer questions effectively in an online setting, receive tips for interacting in the virtual environment, build their confidence for their Q&A sessions, and discuss their experiences and concerns. These event will be run on Sunday 21st. Add it to your purchases to receive an invite to the webinar.

Part 3. Overcoming Fear in Public-Speaking and Networking: The third part of this workshop series aims to help participants face their fears that prevent effective communication and networking in both virtual and real-life encounters. Participants will receive access to an instructional video which they can view in their own time including theoretical and practical methods as well as long term solutions to overcome fear and nervousness. Techniques will be discussed during a Q&A session during a lunchtime seminar, with the option of participating in practical exercises. This event will be run on Wednesday 24th and will be recorded for participants who cannot make the lunchtime seminar. Sign up on the Wednesday event for this part.


Earth Science meets Data Science - Services & Systems, Policies & Procedures, Tools & Techniques for Geochemistry


Contacts: Kerstin Lehnert, Shaunna Morrison, Lucia Profeta
Website

**Registration for this workshop is now closed. The sessions will be recorded and posted online at the EarthChem Community at Zenodo and on YouTube.**

A message with instructions has been sent to all registered participants. If you have not received a message from us, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, it may be there.

This workshop will provide researchers, especially early career scientists, a forum to learn about and discuss methods, tools, and best practices for finding and accessing, mining and analyzing, publishing and citing data. The workshop is intended to help researchers take advantage of the growing number and volume of geochemical, petrological, and mineralogical datasets, as well as data science methodologies and visualization tools (Python, Jupyter) to empower their research.

We will invite participants to think creatively about new ways to interact with the data and develop research applications, and encourage them to contribute scientific use cases. A second goal of the workshop is to help researchers navigate and comply with data policies of funding agencies and journals, which now require researchers to openly share and archive their data in community data repositories. We will provide practical advice on how to compile, format, and document samples and data for submission to data repositories.

The workshop will be held in 4 virtual one-hour sessions from 10 AM – 3 PM ET on June 22, 2020

We will contact you via email with information on how to participate in the sessions.

For any questions or comments, please contact us at info@earthchem.org


Student Engagement in Higher Education


Contacts: Laurent Valentin
Location: Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue View on map
Price: US$0

Student engagement (SE) is what a student brings to Higher Education in terms of goals, aspirations and values and how these are shaped by their experience as students. These include 1) Expressing individual opinions and ideas, 2) Taking an active role in academic life, 3) Collaborating with staff and students in decision-making over both the process and outcome. There are many different examples of students and staff working in partnership to co-create learning and teaching experiences. These initiatives include examples of students as co-researchers, students as change agents, students as consultants and students as co-creators of curricula. This workshop is designed to provide guidance and strategies for students and academic staff wishing to initiate, sustain or extend student-staff partnerships. The aims of the workshop are threefold, i) explore the ways in which students act as partners in learning and teaching, ii) identify strategic and sustainable practices of engaging students as partners, iii) discuss the risks and challenges inherent to partnership and find suggestions for addressing them.


Clear, Concise and Confident: Overcoming Stage Fright And Creating Impact In Your Virtual Goldschmidt Presentation - Part 3


Contacts: Edel O'Sullivan, Alice Williams
Location: Room 3, Goldschmidt2020 - Virtual Venue View on map
Price: US$0

Does the idea of speaking at a conference send a chill down your spine? Do you feel like a “deer in the headlights” when asked a question? Do you find it challenging to introduce yourself to fellow researchers or prospective collaborators? This three-part series aims to help participants to polish and perfect their virtual presentations, build their self-confidence for Q&A sessions and develop the skills needed to overcome stage fright once and for all.
Part 3. Overcoming Fear in Public-Speaking and Networking: The third part of this workshop series aims to help participants face their fears that prevent effective communication and networking in both virtual and real-life encounters. Participants will receive access to an instructional video which they can view in their own time including theoretical and practical methods as well as long term solutions to overcome fear and nervousness. Techniques will be discussed during a Q&A session during a lunchtime seminar, with the option of participating in practical exercises.


Goldschmidt Virtual Diffusion Workshop

Goldschmidt Virtual Diffusion Workshop


Contacts: Thomas Shea, Sumit Chakraborty, Maren Kahl, Kendra Lynn, Fidel Costa

**This workshop will now run virtually and the workshop is currently fully booked. Please contact Tom Shea directly to join the waiting list. Please check with the organisers directly for the time of the workshop as the time above may not be accurate. The fee is $40 and this will be donated to a fundraiser for earth sciences undergraduate field trips**

Geospeedometry, the science of extracting timescale information from element diffusion in minerals and melts has undergone a major surge in igneous and metamorphic petrology over the last two decades. As analytical and computational tools are improving quickly, applications of diffusion chronometry leveraging multiple elements (majors, minor and traces) in the same mineral or melt are becoming routine. Be part of this exciting and rapidly developing field and join us for a two-day workshop covering the underlying principles, analytical and numerical techniques, and uncertainties in applying diffusion modeling to magmatic and metamorphic systems. We will cover some basic background through a series of short talks, but mostly, emphasis will be put on gaining practical coding skills to start your own diffusion models using Excel®, and trying out more sophisticated programming tools like Matlab®. Several exercises encompassing analytical solutions and numerical finite differencing in 1D (and potentially 2D), all grounded in real case studies, will be utilized. We will also discuss uncertainties, potential pitfalls, unsolved diffusion mysteries, and areas that we as a community can help improve on in the years to come. The workshop is also co-organized by metamorphic petrology and diffusion expert Wali Faryad.