Earth & Space Science 15: Introduction to Oceanography is a class that provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global oceanic system. Edwin Schauble is an Associate Professor from UCLAs Department of Geochemistry and Astrobiology. His current area of study and collaboration include species-dependent isotopic signatures in dissolved iron, spectroscopic signatures and thermodynamic properties of dissolved silica, non-mass dependent isotopic fractionation in heavy elements, calibration of the 13C-18O clumping paleothermometer, and the possibility of silicon as an alloying element in the Earths core.
Considered one of the flagship schools within the University of California system, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Brentwood, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1882, the university is made up of five undergraduate colleges, seven professional schools, and five professional health sciences schools. There are nearly 40,000 students in over 300 academic programs. Alumni have gone on to become Nobel laureates, Fields medalists, and Turing award winners. The school boasts a strong sports program having sent at least one athlete to represent the United States in every Summer Olympic game since 1928.