Theme: Research for Undergrads

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Research for Undergrads.

Broadening Participation of Minorities in the Geoscience Workforce in the Absence of a Geoscience Department ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Northrop Hall: 340

Janet Liou-Mark, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Reggie Blake, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Hamidreza Norouzi, CUNY New York City College of Technology
Viviana Vladutescu, CUNY City College
Laura Yuen-Lau, CUNY New York City College of Technology

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Although the shortfall in the geoscience workforce through 2024 has been reduced from 135,00 to about 90,000, and although there has been increasing enrollment and graduation trends from geoscience programs ...
How to Incorporate Research into your Undergraduate Program ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Fiesta A and B

Rachel Headley, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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Undergraduate research is a high-impact practice that has been tied to increased rates of retention rates, graduation, and graduate school attendance for STEM majors in general and particularly for ...
Service Learning ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Thunderbird

Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University

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In this round table discussion, we will exchange ideas for ways in which students can learn how to take action in their surrounding communities, including their campus, as it relates to the environmentally relevant ...
Remote SEM Operation for in Class Observation and Identification of Mineral Specimens TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:40pm-3:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Christopher Vidito, Florida International University
Jeff Ryan, University of South Florida
Mary Beck, Valencia Community College

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Evaluating Sands using Remotely-Operated Scanning Electron Microscope TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:00pm-3:20pm Northrop Hall: 116

Mary Beck, Valencia Community College
Christopher Vidito, Florida International University

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In this session, we will demonstrate how students can, in the classroom, use a remotely-accessed scanning electron microscope (SEM) and electron dispersion spectrometer (EDS) for course-based undergraduate ...
The Wicked Problem of Food Security: Modules that Promote Interdisciplinary and Systems Thinking Using AGO ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Amy Potter, Armstrong State University
Rebecca Boger, CUNY Brooklyn College
Russanne Low, IGES

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Over the next several decades, food security will continue to be one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. With this in mind, three professors from different disciplinary backgrounds, cultural geography, ...
Using Research Instrumentation as a Teaching Tool in Geosciences Through Remote and On-site Operation ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 3:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Christopher Vidito, Florida International University
Jeff Ryan, University of South Florida
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Florida International University
Dr. James MacDonald, Florida Gulf Coast University
Mary Beck, Valencia Community College
Dr. Sven Holbik, Valencia Community College

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Remotely operated research instrumentation as a pedagogical tool in geosciences is the focus of this study. The goals of this intervention are to engage students in scientific inquiry and to further their ...
Developing Research Based Laboratories for Introductory Physical and Historical Geology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Jose Cervantes, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso

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In 2014, a 5 year grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) was awarded to The University of Texas at El Paso to create research based labs in introductory courses in the College of Science. In the ...
Running Academic Year Pathways Research Experience Program (AY-PREP) to improve undergraduate student education for the Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Lixin Jin, University of Texas at El Paso
Tina Carrick, El Paso Community College
Aaron Velasco, University of Texas at El Paso
Lin Ma, University of Texas at El Paso

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Recruiting, retaining, and preparing the next generation of diverse geoscientists requires exposing students to the wide-range of career opportunities and emerging geoscience topics and environmental issues through ...
Assessment in Paradise: Using Data to Drive Undergraduate Geoscience Initiatives and Programmatic Changes POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Michael Guidry, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Tiffany Tsang, University of Hawaii at Hilo

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For many students in Hawai'i, higher education begins in the University of Hawaii's Community Colleges (UHCC) with these students eventually transferring to a four-year university after receiving an ...
Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Northrop Hall: 116

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
lesley smith, The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO
Max Miller, Front Range Community College

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Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...
A Joint 2YC-4YC Research Methods Course to Increase Transfers and Improve Success ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Northrop Hall: 340

Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island
Jennifer Davis, Bryant University
Duayne Rieger, Community College of Rhode Island
Brian Savage, University of Rhode Island

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Faculty at the Community College of Rhode Island and the University of Rhode Island developed a geoscience research methods course targeted at students who have completed one introductory geology course. This ...
Service Learning in Field Mapping Techniques ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Northrop Hall: 116

Julia Nord, George Mason University
Lori Mandable, George Mason University
Thomas Wood, George Mason University

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Undergraduate research experiences have been linked to recruiting and retaining students in STEM fields. A base-level understanding of research and inquiry processes are needed for students to succeed in these ...
Science Expo: Encouraging student research and experiential learning across the science department ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Northrop Hall: 340

Tracy Gray, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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Undergraduate research is an excellent way to engage STEM students and increase retention. With a wide range of student diversity, community colleges are an important part of the STEM pipeline. Historically, it ...
Mentoring Students through Research Experiences ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Student Union: Santa Ana A and B

Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation

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Developing confident, capable geoscientists from diverse backgrounds requires, among many variables, the development of confident, capable mentors to help guide and support students along the path to professional ...
Teaching STEM Teachers Using NASA GLOBE Protocols POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Carol Engelmann, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Graduate and undergraduate STEM courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are being designed to integrate the protocols from NASA's Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) ...
For Higher Ed portal to Resources Supporting Change from Individual to Program scales POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Student Union: Ballroom B

Cailin Orr, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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Making and supporting changes in higher education at multiple scales presents challenges that are shared broadly by individuals and programs across institution types. It is important that we, as agents of change, ...