Anne Egger

Geological Sciences

Central Washington University

Anne Egger is an assistant professor at Central Washington University, where she has a joint appointment in Geological Sciences and Science Education. From 2004 to 2011, Anne was a lecturer and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. She ran the undergraduate research program in the Earth sciences at Stanford, taught introductory and field courses in geology, as well as a senior seminar, and was involved in recruiting students into the four undergraduate majors in the Earth sciences.

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Activities (9)

Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
In this activity, students create a geologic map and cross-section of the Fish Springs cinder cone and surrounding area in the Owens Valley, CA, using a high-resolution DEM developed from airborne lidar data as a ...

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Density, Isostasy, and Topography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Two students measure the density of different rock types by first measuring water displacement of the irregular pieces. Details In this activity, students develop an explanation for the bimodal topography of the ...

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students are introduced to sedimentary rocks through field observations and measurements of sediments in different environments. This allows them to proceed from processes to products and engages them through field ...

Exploring the nature of geoscience using cartoon cards part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this activity, students work in groups to put a set of cartoon cards in order, much in the way that we might assemble a geologic history. The primary goal of the activity is to explore the nature of science in general and the nature of geoscience or historical science specifically, without requiring any content knowledge.

Introduction to the methods of geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to the methods of inquiry in the Earth sciences and how they differ from what is classically taught in school science.

Introduction to Reading the Primary Literature part of Process of Science:Examples
This is a reading and homework assignment to introduce students to reading, understanding, and using the primary literature.

Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions. -

Plate Tectonics Jigsaw part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to learn about types of plate boundaries, becoming an expert in one of five global datasets - earthquakes, volcanoes, seafloor age, topography, and gravity - and then ...

Exploring undergraduate research part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students attend a poster session where undergraduates are presenting their research. They are required to talk to four students; they submit the questions they asked and the responses they received, as well as ...

Courses (4)

Teaching the Geology of the Pacific Northwest part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course is for Earth science teaching majors, general science teaching majors, and anyone who is interested in both the geology of the Pacific Northwest and how to teach. We explore broad themes in Earth ...

Research Preparation part of Process of Science:Courses
This is a 1-unit, spring quarter course for undergraduate students who will be embarking on their first research experience over the summer with a faculty member and/or graduate student. The topics the students ...

Research Preparation part of Process of Science:Courses
This is a 1-unit, spring quarter course for undergraduate students who will be embarking on their first research experience over the summer with a faculty member and/or graduate student. The topics the students ...

Dynamic Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Dynamic Earth is an activity-based introductory course. The course focuses on the fundamentals of earth processes to help students begin to understand the geologic processes that influence the landscape around ...

Essay (1)

Using research to teach the methods of geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Using Research to Teach the Methods of Geoscience Anne Egger, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Central Washington University For seven years, I taught at a highly selective, research-intensive ...