Essays on Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences
These essays were contributed in association with the February 2014 workshop on Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences held at Arizona State University. Workshop participants and community members submitted essays in response to the prompt:
Submit a 1-2 page essay describing how your programs help students understand the relevance of their learning about the Earth to issues they care about. What does it mean to be "societally important" and "relevant" to your student population? How does this work inform the department's work throughout the cycle of attracting new students, supporting them through the major, and preparing them for careers?
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Developing a strong Geology Program at the University of Puerto Rico
Hernan Santos, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Hernan Santos, Department of Geology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez The University of Puerto Rico offers a Master and a Bachelors degree in Geology at the Mayagüez Campus. The Geology Department is composed ...
Maintaining Undergraduate Geoscience Education Excellence in a Climate of Emerging Research Institution
Tania Anders, Mt. San Antonio College
Tania Anders, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), a Hispanic-serving Institution, is currently seeking status of ...
An Urban University's Approach to Broadening Participation in Geoscience Training Programs
Christopher Atchison, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Chris Atchison, Geosciences, Georgia State University Georgia State University's campus is situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, adjacent to the state capital. GSU has an extremely diverse student body ...
Attracting Students to the Geosciences with a First-Semester Dune Research Experience
Deanna van Dijk, Calvin College
Deanna van Dijk, Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College For the past three years, the First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES): Dunes project has been inviting ...
Building context for Students in Environmental Sciences
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Gary Weissmann, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico-Main Campus Preamble to essay: This work represents only one opinion and set of observations about the Environmental Sciences degree program ...
Recognizing the Advantages of an Endemic Diverse Population at Mesa Community College
Joanna Scheffler, Mesa Community College
Joanna Scheffler, Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College Diversity within the Physical Sciences Department at Mesa Community College (MCC) benefits from the diversity of the college population in general. We do ...
Creating a Thriving Geoscience Program at a Small, Minority-Serving Public University
Dirk Baron, California State University-Bakersfield
Dirk Baron, Geological Sciences, California State University, Bakersfield California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is located in Kern County in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the only ...
Geology at NOVA: Important ideas that are failing to reach everyone
Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College
Callan Bentley, Math, Science and Engineering, Northern Virginia Community College Part I: No plan for minorities, and the data show it At Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, we have no ...
The International Boundary and Water Commission: Serving the Nation and Society in Minority, Veteran and Disability Recruitment in Water Management, Engineering and Environmental Issues for Today and Tomorrow.
Mark Howe, International Boundary & Water Commission
Mark Howe, Environmental Management Division, US State Dept, International Boundary and Water Commission The United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) have helped to promote ...
Geology at Western Kentucky University: turning Earth Enthusiasts into Engaged Earth Scientists
Fred Siewers, Western Kentucky University
Fredrick Siewers, Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University Geology majors at Western Kentucky University (WKU) have a deep connection to the Earth, either through personal experience having grown up in a ...