Theme: Program Design

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Program Design.

Monitoring and measuring the development of earth education pathways: Strategies learned from the EarthConnections project ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting Co
Barbara Nagle, University of California-Berkeley
Mitchell Awalt, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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A critical aspect of program assessment involves establishing a process for progress monitoring and measurement. Monitoring and measurement can identify early signs of success or unanticipated obstacles. ...
EarthConnections: The Oklahoma Tribal Nations Alliance's Progress Toward Education Pathways ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Norma Neely, The University of Texas at Austin
John Taber, IRIS Consortium

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EarthConnections is a collective impact alliance that is developing regionally focused, education pathways to guide students toward geoscience-related careers. Pathways include opportunities for students to learn ...
Collective Impact for Broadening Participation ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Cassie Xu, Columbia University in the City of New York
Margie Turrin, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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In this presentation, we will explore how a collective impact framework can be used to create meaningful partnerships that lead to more impactful student development and broadening participation efforts in STEM. ...
Creation of an International initiative for Climate Education ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

David Wilgenbus, Office for Climate Education
Pierre Léna, French Academy of Science
Robin Matthews, IPCC WGI Technical Support Unit

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The essential role of education in tackling the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change is increasingly being recognised at an international level. For example, Article 12 of the historic Paris ...
Teaching for Community Science Literacy ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Rajul Pandya, AGU
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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In a recent report, the National Academies recognized and described a new kind of science literacy - community science literacy. Community science literacy is "a community having sufficient shared resources ...
Supporting Successful Transitions: Principles for Students of All Ages AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Jim Swartz, Grinnell College

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From academic preparation to identity preparation and a welcoming climate, we will explore ways to encourage and support academic transitions (e.g. High school to college, 2YC to 4YC). Drawing on examples from the ...
Developing and Implementing Program Assessment AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Lindley: 123

Eric Pyle, James Madison University

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It can be said that if one does not like assessment and evaluation, then education is a poor choice of career. "Assessment" and "evaluation" tend to be used interchangeably, but they have very ...
BLOSSM: STEM Education through Citizen Seismology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Jefferson Chang, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Molly Yunker, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Jacob I. Walter, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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The BLOSSM in Oklahoma program (Bridging Local Outreach & Seismic Signal Monitoring) aims to provide educational resources to public schools and free-choice learning environments, while supplementing the ...
Building a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, and Water Education (NC-FEW): Insights from a National Conference POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Hui-Hui Wang, Purdue University-Main Campus
Nicole Sintov, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Christine Li, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kelly Millenbah, Michigan State University

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Institutions of higher education must take a leading role in preparing all global citizens for the food, energy, and water (FEW) challenges of today and tomorrow. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus concept has emerged as ...
Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future through the InTeGrate Project POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College

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InTeGrate supports teaching about Earth in the context of sustainability across the curriculum through curricula development and strengthening programs to increase undergraduate students' Earth literacy and ...
Recent NSF Geosciences Directorate Award Trends in Addressing Broader Impact Criteria ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education

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"Intellectual Merit" and "Broader Impacts" criteria are of equal significance in the consideration of proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation. The National Alliance for Broader ...
Hooked on Active Tectonics: An Affective Comparison of Study Abroad and Local Students in New Zealand ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Alison Jolley, University of British Columbia
Samuel Hampton, Frontiers Abroad
Erik Brogt, University of Canterbury
Ben Kennedy, University of Canterbury
Lyndon Fraser, University of Canterbury

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Students who have studied abroad report greater self-confidence, long-lasting impacts on their worldview, and development of skillsets that influenced their future career paths. Field experiences offer similar ...
TRESTLE: A Model to Promote Improved STEM Education at Research Universities ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Andrea Greenhoot, University of Kansas Main Campus
Caroline Bennett, University of Kansas Main Campus
Mark Mort, University of Kansas Main Campus

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TRESTLE (TRansforming Education, Stimulating Teaching and Learning Excellence) is a 5-year, multi-institution, NSF funded project that began in Fall 2015 and is working to implement and evaluate a model to promote ...
Dispositional Characteristics: An Important Dimension to Consider in the Development of an Inclusive Educational Organization. ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Ron Bonnstetter, TTI Success Insights

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An ongoing challenge for higher education is preparing all students to effectively contribute to solutions for the many "wicked problems" and "grand challenges" that society faces. As ...
Working with and across networks to support institutional change. POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College

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An advantage of multi-institutional networks of people working towards common goals is being able to draw from experiences across the networks and to share experience and successful practices from a variety of ...
A Diverse Cohort of Undergraduate Students to Address Hawaii's Water Challenges POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Jennifer Engels, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Barbara Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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How much water is there in Hawai'i? How long will this limited resource last given current pumping scenarios? How can traditional Hawaiian water use practices inform modern water management decisions? These ...