About the InTeGrate Project
The second major goal is to increase the number of majors in the geosciences and associated fields who are able to work with other scientists, social scientists, business people, and policy makers to develop viable solutions to current and future environmental and resource challenges.
Achieving these goals requires a revolution in how geoscience education is perceived and practiced by geoscientists, as well as the roles that the geosciences play in the broader curriculum in institutions of higher education. Connecting geoscience education to societal challenges has the potential to increase enrollment in geoscience and allied courses, thus strengthening the field while serving society.
1) Developing teaching materials and evaluation of new teaching resources and instructional strategies,
2) Implementation programs to incorporate geoscience throughout the curriculum,
3) Professional development and dissemination strategies to promote widespread adoption of these new approaches.
4) Assessment and Project Evaluation ensure that the materials and programs developed by the program effectively meet their stated goals and objects, and that project activities in aggregate meet the overarching goals of the project.
The 2011 NSF award included two STEP Center awards, one in the geosciences and one in engineering (the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)).
See the NSF STEP Center Solicitation
- Project Summary (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 143kB Jun26 11)
- Press Release from NSF
- Carleton News story about the InTeGrate grant
- NSF Presentation 1/19/2012 (PowerPoint 3.4MB Jan21 12)
American Meteorological Society, American Geological Institute, American Geophysical Union, Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Geological Society of America, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, National Council for Science and the Environment, Ocean Leadership and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, On the Cutting Edge.
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