Transforming Earth Education - A Look Backward and Forward

Tuesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom C
Plenary Talk


Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

It has been 20 years since the publication of Shaping the Future of Undergraduate Earth Science Education, calling for an integrated approach to learning about the Earth system aimed at creating a scientifically literate society. Earth education has changed substantially in those 20 years. In this plenary, Manduca will reflect on what has changed, the lessons learned, and the challenges that remain suggesting priorities and strategies for the work ahead.

Dr. Cathryn A. Manduca is director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and the Executive Director of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. She has nearly two decades of experience leading national programs to improve geoscience education and undergraduate STEM education. Manduca is a AAAS fellow, a member of the National Academies Board on Science Education and of the American Geophysical Union Board of Directors, and a past Chair of the Education Section (Q) of the AAAS. She received her B.A. in Geology from Williams College and her Ph.D. in Geology from the California Institute of Technology.

Presentation Media

Transforming Earth Education2 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 75.3MB Jul18 17)