Building an Interdisciplinary Geological and Cognitive Sciences Research Program

Monday, 16 February 2015: 9:45 AM-11:15 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The NSF-funded Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center has supported a program where geological scientists work directly with cognitive scientists on spatial thinking challenges. This group has begun to illuminate how geoscientists reason from spatial relations in the emerging field of volumetric thinking. The presentation focuses on 3D block diagrams and sketches to visualize changing 3D subsurface geometries, derived from a fragmented geological record.