Katryn Wiese

Earth Sciences

City College of San Francisco

Project Leader, Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

On the Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience education.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Mineral Properties -- Learning through Experience part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
Students are each given a mineral and asked to locate all other students in the room with the same mineral (knowing there are a total of 5 different minerals). Once groups form, they need to decide what characteristics are similar for all their samples and ultimately report out to the whole class on their observations.

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Pollution or fishing industry research project part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Pick a particular type of pollution or fishing/commercial industry in the ocean. Describe its story รข how humans are impacting global oceanic systems and how the ocean is responding.

Courses (2)

Oceanography (an introduction) part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
Lecture class that meets 3 hrs per week (either 3 hrs/once a week at night or 1.5 hrs/twice a week) and covers the following topics. The ocean environment. Physical, chemical, biological, geological, and ecological ...

Oceanography Lab (an introduction) part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
Lab class that meets 4 hrs per week (one day) – the first hour starts with a 10-minute quiz on the previous week's lab, followed by hands-on group review of prereading preparatory lab assignment and then ...

Essays (2)

Sustainability in an Oceanography Course part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Katryn Wiese, Earth Sciences, City College of San FranciscoCurrently the primary classes in which I teach about Sustainability are Oceanography, Environmental Geology, and Physical Geology. Oceanography is my ...

Preparing Students for Geoscience Careers – CCSF part of SAGE 2YC:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
After transferring to a 4YC, my 2YC students should feel competitive, confident, and supported. To achieve that goal means setting up a support network of faculty and fellow students and giving them strong foundational skills, knowledge, and experiences. It also means building career and workforce skills. Since I cannot supply all of this myself, I rely on colleagues at 4YCs and research labs and industry and consultants. And I strive to bring part-time faculty into my department who can help us stay fresh in what the workforce wants.

Other Contributions (2)

Career Profile: Katryn Wiese part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Workshop Leader Profiles:Career Profiles
City College of San Francisco City College is a two-year college. Katryn Wiese is one of the leaders of the 2009 "Early Career Geoscience Faculty" Workshop. Prior to the workshop, we asked each of the ...

Career Profile: Katryn Wiese part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Career Prep:Job Search:Career Profiles
B.S. Caltech, Geology (including three summers doing research in 1) astrophysics, 2) geochemistry in Australia, 3) geochemistry in Hawaii). M.S. Oregon State University, Geology (volcano research in Iceland + 2 ...


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