As with any scientific department, we also have offices where much of the coursework, writing, collaboration and real thinking take place. In each section of the department, professors’ offices are right across the hall from the semi-private offices of students and staff (including undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and staff). Our open-door policy encourages communication between all of our students, staff, and faculty, which is enhanced by the creative layout and flow of the department. Our offices and classrooms are comfortable, inviting, clean, and stylish. Meeting rooms in each section provide space for classes and research groups to meet and discuss their work, equipped with the top audiovisual technology necessary for a successful presentation or class. Most people enjoy using EOS’s own interactive GeoTouch GIS App
on large touchscreens located in each section. GeoTouch is an application developed by EOS that provides an interactive touch screen for recording data, learning, and communicating about the Earth using maps, satellite data and other scientific information input by EOS scientists. Glaciers in Alaska, volcanoes in the Caribbean and mountains in Nepal are literally at your fingertips. Looking at the wall sized maps, up-to-date research posters, earthquake-inspired lights and tables, and the large fossils on display at the entrance, it becomes obvious that every detail of the ASE facilities fully support the work of our researchers, staff, and students.