ORE Seminar: ORE203 Surf Science and Culture – A holistic approach to STEM e

February 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Watanabe Hall 112 and on Zoom: Meeting ID 961 6222 2366, Passcode OREseminar Add to Calendar

Dr. Justin E. Stopa, Assistant Professor Dr. Ellen Briggs, Assistant Professor Merritt Shepherd, MS Student Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa The course, ORE203 Surf Science and Culture, was first taught in the Fall of 2020 and now is in its third year of operation. The course was designed for the broad audience of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students and has been successful in attracting students of all disciplines. The general goal is to expose students to ocean science and demonstrate how the ocean plays an essential role in everyday life. ORE203 gives an overview of ocean engineering but is told through “surfing”. While the course material is not new, the way in which wave science is contrasted with the intuitive and sometimes Indigenous perspectives from Hawai`i and across the Pacific gives a unique and possibly more holistic view of the phenomena. The seminar will give an overview of Surf Science and Culture emphasizing varied perspectives of the ocean. Please bring your smartphone or laptop for an interactive experience and a chance to win prizes.

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Ocean and Resources Engineering, Mānoa Campus

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