Science Education and Evaluation Associate
Science Education Resource Center- Carleton College
mbruckne at carleton.edu
We also work with partner projects to help them use the web editing tools (what we call the CMS) to get their work up and available to the public. Sometimes this involves authoring pages ourselves, and other times, we're setting up web space for them and answering questions they have about formatting and using the CMS.
As part of the evaluation team, we are involved with project evaluation, which includes website usability studies, exploring project effectiveness, learning about trends in geoscience education, and the like.
RTOP website associated with the project.
I began working with SERC in 2005 as a research assistant for Dave Mogk while pursuing my Master's degree at Montana State University. My initial work was with developing informational web pages for the Microbial Life Educational Resources project, including topics such as The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone and Red Tide and primers on techniques such as Ion Chromatography and Measuring pH and Electrical Conductivity. My position at SERC became full time in July of 2009 as a web content developer and evaluation assistant. I now work across the SERC project sites, mainly with the On the Cutting Edge and InTeGrate projects, assisting with website development and maintenance, web content writing, workshop support, and project evaluation. I am eager at the opportunity to continue to learn more about teaching, education research, and evaluation.
My background with science education has included tutoring, TAing, and an NSF GK-12 fellowship teaching 4th graders about my Master's degree research and climate change for two years. I have enjoyed all of these experiences greatly and hope to pursue similar opportunities in the future.
- M.S. Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2008.
Focus: Glacial systems, hydrology, biogeochemistry.
- B.A. Geology, with distinction. Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 2005.
Minors: Biology and Environmental Studies.
Bruckner, Monica, Engaging Students in Learning: Examples from the SERC Sites, In the Trenches, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2013.
Manduca, Cathryn A., David W. Mogk, Barbara Tewksbury, R. Heather Macdonald, Sean P. Fox, Ellen R. Iverson, Karin Kirk, John McDaris, Carol Ormand, and Monica Bruckner (2010). SPORE: Science Prize for Online Resources in Education: On the Cutting Edge: Teaching Help For Geoscience Faculty: Science, v. 327, no. 5969, pp. 1095-1096.Illinois Master Naturalist Handbook chapter contributor
Monica Z Bruckner, O'Connell, K., McDaris, J., Kirk, K., Larsen, K., Kent, M., Manduca, C., Egger, A., Blockstein, D., Mogk, D., Taber, J. Infusing Sustainability Across Disciplines to Build Student Engagement. 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec.
Ryker, Katherine, Iverson, Ellen, Bruckner, Monica Z., McConnell, David, Manduca, Cathryn, and Larsen, Krista. Connecting Beliefs to Action: How Geoscience Faculty Perceptions of Their Professional Environment Impact Teaching. GSA Abstract #249563 - 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014)
Bruckner, M., E. Iverson, C.A. Manduca, D.A. McConnell, J.K. Bartley, D.J. Farthing, R. Teasdale, and K. Viskupic (2013). Using the On the Cutting Edge RTOP instrument to Characterize how Geoscience is Taught. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.313
Taber, J., P. Santi, C.A. Manduca, D.Doser, S.J. Burian, M.Z. Bruckner, and T. Anagnos (2013). Bringing Engineers and geoscientists Together to Improve Undergraduate Teaching about Sustainability. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.204
Bruckner, M. Z.; Larsen, K.; Buhr, S. M.; Kirk, K. B.; Ledley, T. S.; Manduca, C. A.; Mogk, D. W.; Savina, M. E.; Tewksbury, B. J. On-line Resources for Teaching Sustainability. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012, Abstract #ED53F-0947
O'Connell, Kristin, Monica Z. Bruckner, Susan M. Buhr, David C. Gosselin, Karin B. Kirk, Krista Larsen, Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Cathryn A. Manduca, David W. Mogk, and Katryn Wiese (2012) Sustainability and Climate Change Teaching Resources. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 371 Abstract
Bruckner, Monica Z., Rachel J. Beane, and Heather Macdonald (2011), On the Cutting Edge Webinar Series Supports Graduate Students and Post-Docs Pursuing an Academic Career, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 255
Fox, Sean, Ellen A. Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, Karin B. Kirk, John R. McDaris, Carol J. Ormand, Monica Z. Bruckner (2011), Supporting Faculty Learning About Teaching: The On the Cutting Edge Website, Abstract ED23A-0612 Poster presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
Macdonald, Heather, Cathryn A. Manduca, Carol J. Ormand, Robyn W. Dunbar, Rachel J. Beane, Monica Bruckner, Time J. Bralower, P.G. Feiss, Barbara J. Tewksbury, Katryn Wiese (2011), Preparing Future Geoscience Professionals: Needs, Strategies, Programs, and Online Resources (Invited), Abstract ED14A-01 Presentation at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
Wiese, Katryn, Karin B. Kirk, Cathryn A. Manduca, Lucinda J. Shellito, Ester Sztein, Monica Z. Bruckner (2011), Improving Climate Science Education by Supporting Faculty: Climate Programs from On the Cutting Edge (Invited),Abstract ED14B-05 Presentation at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
Bruckner, M.Z., E.P. Laine, D.W. Mogk, S. O'Connell, and K.B. Kirk (2010), Teaching Service Learning in the Geosciences: An On the Cutting Edge Workshop Report, Abstract ED51A-0501 Poster presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.
McDaris, J.R., K.B. Kirk, D.W. Mogk, and M.Z. Bruckner (2010), Virtual Workshop Experiences for Faculty: Lessons Learned from On the Cutting Edge, Abstract ED31B-0641 Poster presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.
Kirk, Karin B., Manduca, Cathryn A., Myers, James, D., Loxom, Fred, Mogk, David W., and Bruckner, Monica Z. 2009. Teaching About Energy with Online Materials from On the Cutting Edge. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 155
Bruckner, Monica Z. and Harder, Jeremy. 2008. Hands-on Approaches to Place-Based Learning about Water Resources through the NSF-BSI GK-12 Program. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 557
Bruckner, M.Z., Rice, G., and Mogk, D.W. 2007. "Primers" on Research Techniques Used in Geomicrobiology for Students and Novices from Microbial Life Educational Resources. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2007, abstract #ED31A-0094.Bruckner, M.Z., Skidmore, M.L., and Bond, J.D. 2007. Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Three Alpine Proglacial Environments Resulting from Recent Glacier Retreat. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2007, abstract #GC41A-0099.
Bruckner, Monica Z., Goetz, Staci L., Ham, Nelson, Strasser, Jeffrey C., Lawson, Daniel, 2005, Ice Velocities near the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier, Alaska, during an unseasonably warm melt season. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 5, p. 83
Bruckner, Monica Z., Goetz, Staci L., Ham, Nelson, Strasser, Jeffrey C., Lawson, Daniel, 2005, Ice Velocities near the terminus of the Matanuska Glacier, Alaska, during an unseasonably warm melt season. Augustana College Celebration of Learning