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Workshop Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops and Conferences

2014 Rivers of the Anthropocene

On January 23-25, 2014, CEES is co-sponsoring an international and interdisciplinary three-day workshop / symposium in Indianapolis, IN. Scholars, researchers and practioners from across the United States and Europe will convene at IUPUI as part of Phase I of this interdisciplinary research project. If you are interested in attending, please see our project website and reach out to

2013 Regional Fluvial Erosion Hazard Workshops

In Fall 2013, CEES and POLIS IUPUI will team up to hold regionally focused workshops on Fluvial Erosion Hazards. Workshops will be held on the IUPUI campus.  This is a project in conjunction with the Silverjackets sponsored by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. For more information on the FEH project, see our project website at 

Past Workshops and Conferences

2012 Inroductory Workshops on Fluvial Erosion Hazards

Three (3) introductory FEH workshops and an additional five (5) regional workshops were held in Lafayette, Vincennes, Portage, Madison, and Auburn. Over two hundred people attended the workshops.

2010 Blue-Green Algal Blooms and Nutrients that Cause Them: Exploring Indiana’s Story

IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science and Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC.
June 17, 2010

The general session presentations offered a comprehensive overview of blue-green algal bloom issues, including environmental factors, innovative research, policy implications, and outreach solutions. The Symposium concluded with a panel session discussion, Approaches to Limiting Phosphorus in Indiana Waterways, with expert panelists representing elected officials, government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

2006 Source Water Management

Emerging Issues in Source Water Management and Strategies for Addressing New Drinking Water Regulations

An International Workshop Sponsored by The Central Indiana Water Resources Partnership, a partnership between Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI & Veolia Water

April 12 – 13, 2006

Project SEAM

CEES, in conjunction with Project SEAM, offered a five-day summer institute for high school teachers at the Lilly ARBOR Project site, an environmental science field station at IUPUI. Project SEAM is a collaborative effort involving fifteen central Indiana school districts and five post-secondary institutions that have teamed in order to create a "seamless" transition between high school and college for all students. To this end, workshops for secondary teachers provide professional development opportunities and introduction to the resources available at Indiana colleges and universities. The Ecological Field Study Experience at the Lilly ARBOR Project site utilizes the resources available within the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) and the Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI to demonstrate the principles of science-based environmental stewardship. The summer institute includes:

  • Background content knowledge necessary for teachers to utilize an ecological restoration research site for field and laboratory experiences. 
  • Web-distributed data sets that are generated by researchers at the site. 
  • Support and infrastructure to facilitate experimentation at the site by high school science students during the school year. 
  • Strategies for creating and delivering lessons for the high school students

2005 Water Resources Conference

Use of Long-Term Research for Enhancing Water Quality in the Great Lakes Region

Regional Water Quality Meeting
September 8 and 9, 2005

Attendees included those with interest in water quality research, extension, and urban water resource activities as well as those interested in using water quality data in a decision making process.

Sponsors included USDA-CSREES though the Great Lakes Regional Water Quality Leadership Team, Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWRRC), and the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at IUPUI. Reception sponsored by Veolia Water Indianapolis through the Central Indiana Water Resources Partnership.