Karen McNeal

Geosciences

Auburn University Main Campus

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Coastal Margins Lab part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This project is meant for students to interpret complex data sets that have seasonal and yearly trends in coastal estuarine systems. Through being assigned a task as a EPA consultant and analyzing available data, ...

Course (1)

Biogeochemical Processes and Cycles part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Courses
An investigation into the various biogeochemical cycles (C,N,P,S, and metals), the microorganisms and the chemical reactions that take place during theses cycles, the environments in which theses processes occur ...

Conference Presentations (4)

Eye Tracking, Pupillometry, and Hand Biosensors in Geoscience Education Research: Current trends, Applications, and Future Directions part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The field of Geoscience Education Research (GER) has been richly enhanced by methods traditionally used in the learning sciences, psychology, and science education. Specifically, the use of eye-tracking, ...

Understanding Student Engagement while Using an Augmented Reality Sandbox part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
Augmented reality (AR) sandboxes are becoming more and more prevalent in undergraduate geology lab settings. This tool is useful in helping students develop a three dimensional understanding of topographic maps and ...

An Eye-tracking Study on Expert/Novice Differences During Climate Graph Reading Tasks: Implications for Climate Communication part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
The communication of climate change is often a difficult task due to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic in addition to the challenges of communicating these topics with their intended audiences. Two aspects ...

Eye-Tracking Assessment of the Usability of a Web-based Climate Decision-making Tool Used by Forestry Stakeholders in the Southeastern US part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Friday B
This work uses eye tracking to assess the usability of the web-based climate decision-making tool developed by the Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP), PINEMAP Decision ...

Other Contributions (7)

Geoscience Education Research Grand Challenges and Strategies Workshop part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Morning Workshops:Geoscience Education Research
The workshop aims to bring together ~40 education researchers from all sub-disciplines in the geosciences (e.g., Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, Environmental Sciences) and strongly encourages applications from faculty ...

Geoscience Education Research Grand Challenges and Strategies Workshop part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Morning Workshops:Geoscience Education Research
The workshop aims to bring together ~40 education researchers from all sub-disciplines in the geosciences (e.g., Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, Environmental Sciences) and strongly encourages applications from faculty ...

Geoscience Education Research Community Planning Workshop part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER
The Geoscience Education Research (GER) Community Planning workshop will serve as a forum for discussion by the GER community on what is most needed to support current and future geoscience education researchers. ...

Synthesizing Geoscience Education Research: Where are we? What is the path forward? part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:Geo Ed Research
This workshop will explore and evaluate the current status of Geoscience Education Research within the greater geoscience community. Participants will prioritize needs and directions for future Geoscience Education ...

Reward Structures: Geo Ed and PT part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Roundtable Discussions
In this round table discussion, participants will share ideas pertaining to the tenure and promotion and reward structures for Geoscience Education Research (GER) Faculty. The conversation will include what to look ...

December 2015 Spotlight: Karen McNeal part of NAGT:Divisions:Geoscience Education Research Division
December 2015 Spotlight: Karen McNeal Karen McNeal, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, uses mixed-methods approaches to understanding affective and cognitive processes involved in learning ...

Shaping the Future of Geoscience Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Plenary Sessions
We welcome all Rendezvous participants to this Town Hall. We'll start with an overview of just-in-time highlights from our workshop on Synthesizing Geoscience Education Research (GER), and then pose questions ...