Monica Bruckner

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

I am part of the SERC webteam and work as a web content developer and evaluation associate. This involves working with SERC collaborators and contributors to build and support web pages and modules, supporting webinars and workshops - both virtual and face-to-face, and working with the SERC evaluation team to evaluate workshops, events, materials, and projects hosted by SERC and its collaborators.

I earned a MS in Earth Science from Montana State University, Bozeman, and a BA in Geology from Augustana College. My Master's thesis and senior thesis focused on glacial geology; the former involving hydrology and biogeochemistry of meltwater in a proglacial environment in the Yukon and the latter, glacial movement dynamics at the Matanuska Glacier, AK.  I have had experience with teaching 4th grade students in Big Sky, MT, as a fellow in the NSF GK-12 program during grad school. I also had experience with developing teaching materials as part of an internship with the Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District during my undergraduate work at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.   

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Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (6)

On the Cutting Edge: Demonstrating Impact on Teaching part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Established in 2002 with funding from NSF, more than 1800 geoscience faculty, post-docs and graduate students have participated in On the Cutting Edge (CE) professional development workshops. The CE website, ...

Resources for Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Teach the NGSS part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Over 100,000 students obtain a bachelor's degree in education every year; these students most commonly encounter the geosciences through a general education course, and it may be the only geoscience course ...

Replicating the effects ongoing treatment through sustained networks: the Impact of the On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty (CE) on faculty learning about teaching part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
An interview study of 15 geoscience faculty characterized how some Cutting Edge (CE) workshop participants develop networks of support to sustain changes in teaching, following a workshop experience. These networks ...

Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future with the InTeGrate Website part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
One of the main project goals of InTeGrate, Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future, is to greatly increase the number of undergraduate students that are ready to creatively, effectively, ...

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Need, Opportunities and Strategies part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Ethics education is increasingly important in the professional training of geoscientists. Funding agencies (NSF) require training of graduate students in the responsible conduct of research, employers are ...

Succeeding in Your Transition to Faculty Life with Support of the Community and Resources on the SERC Website part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
If you are just beginning, or are about to begin, a career as a faculty member, you are probably wondering how to balance teaching, research, and other demands on your time, so that you can succeed without having ...

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