New Frontiers in Earth Science

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New Frontiers in Earth Science

Instructor: Prof. Xiaojun Yuan

Date: Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2019

Time: 10:00-11:30a.m., 1:00-4:00p.m. Daily

Location: Sea World Culture and Art Center No. 303, Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen


Project introduction

Global environmental threats have suddenly become part of our everyday life, and it is therefore essential that we have a clear understanding of the functioning of Earth’s natural systems and how humans are influencing them. This introductory course in Earth Science provides fundamental knowledge on some of the topics within the physical sciences that are critical to addressing global climate change. The goal of the course is to help provide students with an understanding of major topics in Earth and Environmental Sciences. After completing the course, students will learn what are key issues in climate change, and how scientists conduct climate studies. This interdisciplinary course seeks to provide a general overview in Earth Science and to help students develop new knowledge to better understand the connections between human activities and climate change, the impact of economic developments on the environment, as well as society’s efforts on restoring of the natural environment.


Course description

In the winter of 2018,MASSLAB will  host a program knowing as New Frontier Earth Science‘NFES’. A group of 24 students will be divided into 4 groups of 6 students having an intense earth science study program towards possible climate challenges we will be facing.

Program contains 8 days of study and a final project. This program will be lectured by Prof. Xiaojun Yuan.


We warmly welcome all students participating with a certain level of English proficiency and competitive background.

Students who successfully finished this program will be rewarded Certificates from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and possible opportunities listed below:

–     Reference letter by Research Professor

–     Lecturing and participating in World Climate Conference