Diane Doser

Geological Sciences

University of Texas at El Paso, The

Project Leader, Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

InTeGrate part of Integrate
The InTeGrate program supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum.

Website Content Contributions

Course (1)

Geology for Engineers/Engineering Geology part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
This course emphasizes how geology is used by engineers so that they can coverse with geoscientists, read pertinent geoscience literature and identify geological problems in the field.

Essays (3)

Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program that Serves as a Bridge Between 2YC and 4YC part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
For the past ~4 years the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been working with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to help ease the transition of underrepresented students in geoscience and environmental science between our institutions. One of most successful activities has been the establishment of cross-institutional research projects with EPCC students. Support for the projects originally came from WAESO (Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities) and later an NSF OEDG grant to EPCC, but continuation of the research program requires it to become self-sustaining. In the past year we have focused on a variety of research projects that can be conducted in agricultural fields located with ~300 m of the Mission del Valle campus of EPCC. The projects primarily focus on geochemistry, geophysics and sedimentology and how these factors affect agricultural crop yields.

The Challenge and Reward of Teaching Geological Engineering on the Border part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Diane Doser, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso Teaching geology to engineers is one of the most challenging and rewarding things I do each year. Each year a new class of ...

UT El Paso-El Paso Community College Activities part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
For the past ~3 years the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been working with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to help ease the transition of geoscience and environmental science students between our institutions. We have initiated a number of activities to accomplish this including: articulation of degree programs, review of introductory course content, cross-institution research projects with EPCC students and co-sponsored student research symposiums...

Conference Presentations (2)

Implementation of InTeGrate Modules in the El Paso Higher Education Community part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
We have tested InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) modules on climate change, earth materials and freshwater in introductory geology and environmental science courses taught ...

The Rewards and Challenges of Encouraging Instructors to Adopt InTeGrate Materials part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Tuesday
During the 2015-2016 academic year we began a series of workshops to introduce instructors at El Paso Community College (EPCC) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to InTeGrate materials. The workshops ...

Other Contribution (1)

Faculty Reflection: Diane Doser part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:UTEP:Faculty Reflections
University of Texas at El Paso Course(s): Introduction to Environmental Science; Geology for Engineers/Engineering Geology A Success Story in Programmatic Change My students enjoy using the InTeGrate materials and ...