Catherine Riihimaki

Council on Science and Technology

Princeton University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (4)

Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Geomorphology:Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

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Geocoding in ArcGIS: The Spread of Target and Walmart part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary Students geocode the locations of Walmart and Target stores across the US, create a map for each company, and interpret the distribution of stores using ArcMaps ...

Not Lying With Maps: Map Design Choices for Quantitative Data part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary The students read and discuss in class an article called "Lying with Maps." They then reflect on the article's recommendations by making maps of New ...

Salt Tracer and Area-Velocity Water Discharge part of Geomorphology:Activities
Problem set on water discharge measurements done during an earlier class meeting. Could also be done as a lab.

Courses (2)

Geographic Information Systems part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
Geographic Information Systems describes a computer-based system that aids in the collection, analysis, storage, and distribution of spatial data. Today GIS is used for a wide variety of place-based data sets that ...

Problem Solving in the Environmental Sciences part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course is an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience with developing effective approaches to solving complex environmental problems. We address fundamental quantitative concepts and then apply ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Engaging the whole campus: efforts to create a STEM-literate undergraduate population at Princeton part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University fosters education, research, and intellectual exchange that deepen and broaden understanding, experience, and appreciation of science, technology, ...

Other Contributions (5)

Preparing for an Academic Career part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Morning Workshops:Preparing for an Academic Career
This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders will provide guidance and ...

The Connection Between Hydrology and Glacial Erosion part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Catherine Riihimaki Drew University Location UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Polar Tectonic setting: none Type: Process Click the images for a full-sized view. Description Bedrock erosion ...

What is Implicit Bias and How to Counteract It part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
Implicit bias describes when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. Cognitive science research shows that everyone has implicit biases, sometimes in ...

Does it Take Two to Tango? Interdisciplinary Teaching Solo and in Teams part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
Real-world problems related to Earth science are typically interdisciplinary, yet interdisciplinary teaching creates the unique challenge of accurately and fully capturing the complexities of multiple disciplines, ...

Collaborating Across the Curriculum part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
Collaborating Across the Curriculum Your Account Part of the InTeGrate and Cutting EdgePrograms for Improved ...