Rachel O'Brien


Allegheny College

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
This is a first-year college course on water and N cycling that involves four active-learning projects utilizing datasets collected by the students and taken from published sources. It teaches fundamental scientific principles (application of mass balance equations to study natural systems) as well as effective communication skills (preparing figures/tables, writing persuasively). The students prepare a complete scientific report at the end of each project.

Events and Communities

Teaching with Visualizations - AGU Participants

Workshop 09 Participants: Leader

Career Prep Workshop 2011 Participants: Leader

Career Prep Workshop 2010 Participants: Leader

Course Design Workshop 2003 Participants

Career Development May 2011 Participants: Leader

Career Prep Workshop 2012: Leader

Career Prep Workshop 2013: Leader