Monica BrucknerScience Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Web Content Developer and Evaluation Associate
mbruckne at carleton.edu
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, assisting with website development and maintenance, workshop support, and website usability. I am eager at the opportunity to continue to learn more about teaching, education research, and evaluation.
Ideally, I would like to pursue my passion for teaching and/or public outreach with science education. Working with SERC has been a wonderful asset to learning new pedagogies and about how students learn. My background with science education has included tutoring, TAing, and a 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.
Presentations and PublicationsSPORE: Science Prize for Online Resources in Education: On the Cutting Edge: Teaching Help For Geoscience Faculty: Science, v. 327, no. 5969, pp. 1095-1096.
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.
Illinois Master Naturalist Handbook chapter contributor (publication pending)
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