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Dave Mogk Receives MSA Distinguished Public Service Award
Posted: Oct 13 2016

Congratulations to NAGT member and Cutting Edge co-PI, David Mogk on being selected as the 2017 Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Public Service Award. The Distinguished Public Service (DPS) Medal is awarded to individuals or organizations who have made important contributions to furthering the vitality of the geological sciences, especially but not necessarily in the fields of mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, and crystallography.

New NAGT Officers Welcomed at 2016 GSA Annual Meeting
Posted: Oct 4 2016
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) welcomed its newest elected officers at the recent 2016 GSA Annual Meeting, September 25-28, in Denver, CO.
InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of New Teaching Materials
Posted: Oct 27 2016
Check out the newest materials in the InTeGrate collection: Water Sustainability in Cities, Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception, Earth Systems Thinking, and Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources.
InTeGrate Fall 2016 Webinar Series Continues
Posted: Oct 6 2016

Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.
Addressing Energy Sources and their impact on the Environment

Friday, October 28
Registration deadline is October 26.

Teaching Landform Evolution with WILSIM-GC
Posted: Dec 16 2015
The WILSIM project has developed a collection of teaching activities that explore the evolution of the Grand Canyon, and how the shape of the canyon is affected by a variety of physical factors, via the landscape simulation model WILSIM-GC. These activities range from step-by-step guided inquiry activities through open-ended exploration of the interactions of model parameters.
NAGT Joins in Efforts to Highlight Societal Benefits of the Geosciences.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
NAGT Joins in Call for Action
Posted: Jun 23 2015
NAGT joins over 250 groups and prominent business leaders across the country in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development— Innovation: An American Imperative. The action follows American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.
InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Call for NAGT GEO2YC Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Nominations
Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop Announced- Application Deadline: March 25
Posted: Mar 5 2015

Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.