Please join us in the heart of Boston, one of North America's most historic and beautiful cities, for two days of hands-on training in reactive transport modeling using The Geochemist's Workbench®. Then stay on in the Cradle of Liberty for the Goldschmidt 2018 conference.
What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:
The topics will be illustrated through a series of case studies.
I thought the workshop was fantastic! The pacing and examples were very good and the course gave me a lot of ideas on how I can better use GWB.
– Morgan Warren, Golder Associates
Neither of us specializes in groundwater chemistry, but we found the course easy to follow and understand.
– Abby M., Horizons Regional Council, New Zealand
I have been modeling with GWB for several years now but I always learn something new at the workshops.
– Johan Fourie, Geostratum Groundwater & Geochemistry Consulting
The workshop will be presented by Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Kate Maher, Jenny Druhan, and Melika Sharifi. Prof. Bethke is the R.E. Grim Professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He is the primary author of The Geochemist's Workbench® software package and author of the Geochemical and Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling text, published by Cambridge University Press.
Please arrive by 8 am at the 685 Commonwealth Avenue entrance to the Tsai Center Lobby of the College of Arts and Sciences and proceed to Room CAS B06A.
Refer to this Campus Map for detailed information and locations of the Residence Halls as well as a nearby dropoff point.
The workshop runs until 5:00 pm each day. We will wrap up the second day in time to attend the Icebreaker Welcome Reception.
Important: If you are arriving from off-campus by car, please account for Commonwealth Avenue construction and closure of BU bridge, and plan your route and timing accordingly.
The workshop is most conveniently accessed from the Blandford Stop on the T Line, which also provides access the Goldschmidt venue at Hynes Convention Center.
From the Blandford stop, the workshop venue at the Tsai Center is a 5 minute walk or a short ride on a BU or MBTA shuttle bus. The shuttles have access to Commonwealth Avenue during the road construction and will be free during this period.
Participants staying at BU Residence Halls may similarly make use of free BU and MBTA shuttle buses to transit to the Tsai Center.
If you plan to arrive by car, please make sure to account for road construction in the vicinity and closure of BU bridge, and allow extra time accordingly.
We are sorry, but all seats in this workshop are taken and we are no longer accepting names for the wait list.
The Goldschmidt Conference has kindly arranged low-cost accommodations for workshop participants on Boston University's campus for only $85 per night.
A limited number private rooms with shared bathrooms and views of the Charles River and Downtown Boston are available. The rooms offer easy access to the workshop venue, as well as the main Conference afterward. Register at BU's event housing page.
The Goldschmidt has further arranged negotiated rates at hotels nearby. Please visit the Conference accommodation page for details. Again, a limited number of rooms are available.
Upon registration, you will be asked to provide an emergency contact name and telephone number, in the unlikely event of illness or accident. You will also have the option of requesting vegetarian lunches. Please alert the organizers if you have special needs of which they should be aware.
Central Boston is a relatively safe area, but visitors everywhere should take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings, such as closely securing wallets and purses, being alert to their environment, and walking with a companion, especially at night.
The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors: