Deborah Gross


Carleton College

Deborah Gross is a Professor of Chemistry at Carleton College.  She is also involved in the Environmental Studies program.  Her research interests focus on measurement of the chemical composition of atmospheric particulate matter using a variety of techniques.  She was instrumental in designing the FOCUS program at Carleton College and has run it since its inception in 2007.

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Choosing Papers part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
A procedure for having students dive directly into the literature to select papers that are appropriate for the class as a whole to read and discuss. The activity provides constraints and a format for sorting the ...

Course (1)

Environmental Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Courses
Humans have had a dramatic impact on the chemistry of the earth's environment. In this course, we study the chemistry of molecules in the air, water, and soil. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ...

Essay (1)

Teaching Students to Work Within the Environmental Analysis Literature part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Deborah S. Gross, Department of Chemistry, Carleton College March 2, 2010 I teach a course entitled "Environmental Analysis" (CHEM/ENVS 328) which requires any 200-level chemistry course as a ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Earth Systems Thinking: An InTeGrate Module That Can Be Used In Any Course part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
One of the themes of the InTeGrate program's pedagogical approach is to foster systems thinking. The concept of systems thinking is addressed in individual InTeGrate modules designed to address specific ...

Broadening Participation through a Community-Building Approach in STEM: Carleton College's Cohort Program Components and Evaluation part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Cohort programs supporting students' sense of belonging, support for learning, and drive to succeed have been instrumental in increasing successful completion of STEM majors by members of underrepresented ...

Other Contributions (5)

FOCUS Colloquium part of Integrative Science & Math Education at Carleton:For Carleton Faculty:Curriculum Develpment Projects
Deborah Gross Author Profile This information was derived from your initial application. The goals and assessment sections should be updated as you move through the project. Project Description ...

Elemental Analysis at Carleton: Integration of the ICP-MS Into Courses part of Integrative Science & Math Education at Carleton:For Carleton Faculty:Curriculum Develpment Projects

Adding climate modeling into ENTS 287, Climate Science part of CISMI:For Carleton Faculty:Curriculum Development Projects
A variety of exercises to familiarize students with the EdGCM global circulation model have been developed. Students carry these out in groups and individually, and gives students the opportunity to explore ...

Deborah Gross and Debby Walser-Kuntz, Chemistry and Biology part of CISMI:For Carleton Faculty:Equipment
DUSTTRAK II Aerosol Monitor 8532, TSI Inc

FOCUS part of Broadening Access to the Sciences:Case Studies
FOCUS supports students through their entry into the study of science/math at Carleton and as they continue in the curriculum by creating a cohort which enrolls in classes together (in so far as this makes sense), meets regularly in a colloquium throughout the first year, and has an opportunity for work study in the sciences.


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