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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.
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Comparing Human Population Trends part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This activity uses demographic information from the United Nations publication "World Population Prospects" to explore the differences in population trends for the United States to Uganda including ...
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Observing the Rio Grande Ecosystem to Promote Systems Thinking part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This series of activities uses the Rio Grande ecosystem to promote systems thinking. The concepts for the activities were developed during the Earth Educators' Rendezvous in 2015. Activities E1-E3 were ...
How Households in 4 Different U.S. States Use Energy part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students use energy information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration in 2009 (most recent household compilation) in a jigsaw activity. Each student examines usage in a particular state and then the group ...
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.
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 (8)
Wednesday A: Innovative Course Activities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
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 Building Strong Geoscience Departments Traveling Workshop Program: A Retrospective part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The Traveling Workshop Program was initiated in 2009 with a modular structure design that that allowed participants to build a workshop around topics such as Assessment, Curricular Design, Preparing Your Students ...
Programs that Broaden Participation in the Geosciences in the El Paso Region part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The Geological Sciences Department at the University of Texas at El Paso has always aimed to broaden the participation of all grades levels (K – 12 to undergraduates) in the geosciences. Increased awareness may ...
Employing effective strategies to improve undergraduate education in Environmental Sciences through curriculum revision at a Hispanic Serving Institution part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The TIERA (Training in Environmental Research and Academic Success) program was created to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Environmental Science majors at the University of Texas at El ...
Using InTeGrate Materials in Large Introductory Environmental Science Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Every fall semester from 2012-2016 I taught a large section (120-130 students) of "Introduction to Environmental Science". Over 90% of students in the course were non-science majors, over 80% were ...
Developing Research Based Laboratories for Introductory Physical and Historical Geology part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
In 2014, a 5 year grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) was awarded to The University of Texas at El Paso to create research based labs in introductory courses in the College of Science. In the ...
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 ...