Theme: Recruiting, Retention, and Diversity

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Recruiting, Retention, and Diversity.

Benefits of Pan-African Approaches to Teaching the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Lindley: 314

John Warford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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This workshop is designed to demonstrate the value of, and potential in, using long held, culturally responsive and universally principled teaching methods developed by people throughout the African Diaspora. This ...
EarthConnections Alliance: Strengthening and Diversifying the Geoscience Workforce and the Geoscientific Capacity of the Communities ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Rajul Pandya, AGU
Barbara Nagle, University of California-Berkeley

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The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to create a world in which all students in our country can make use of pathways that weave together geoscience learning with opportunities to use that knowledge to serve their ...
THE POWER OF PLACE IN HAWAI'I: EMBRACING PLACE-BASED GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Barbara Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pavica Srsen, Windward Community College
Donn Viviani, Leeward Community College

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Drawing on the importance of place is a powerful tool in geoscience education. However, it raises the question: Can faculty who are not from 'here' effectively develop and implement place-based ...
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. ...
The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance: Addressing Diversity in the Geosciences Using a Collective Impact Model ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Sally McGill, California State University-San Bernardino
Mark Benthien, University of Southern California
Bryan Castillo, California State University-San Bernardino
Jeffrey Fitzsimmons, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Anna Foutz, Chaffey Community College
Daniel Keck, Etiwanda High School
Gabriela Noriega, University of Southern California
Rajul Pandya, AGU
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Bernadette Vargas, ETIWANDA HIGH SCHOOL

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The EarthConnections San Bernardino Alliance is one of three regional alliances supported by the national EarthConnections Collective Impact Alliance, funded by a pilot grant from the National Science Foundation ...
Aligning active learning teaching with active learning assessment: More accurate measures of student learning and mitigating the achievement gap ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Hannah Aird, California State University-Chico
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

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The degree to which student learning experiences and course assessments are both activity-based has a big impact on student performance in introductory geoscience courses newly revised at California State ...
Developing Culturally Responsive Pathways to local Geoscience Jobs and Careers ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Darryl Haddock, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)

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The Atlanta Alliance is building strong and impactful strategies and leveraging relationships with education and environmental organizations to; *expand "pathways to geoscience" careers *remedy prominent ...
Earth Connections Atlanta Alliance ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Ritchie Hall: 368

Felicia Davis, Felicia Davis
Darryl Haddock, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)

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The Atlanta Alliance targets under-served West Atlanta communities along Etoy and Proctor Creeks where water has been an environmwntal justice issue for decades. The evolving geoscience focus is anchored within the ...
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 ...
Building Partnerships on Campus and Beyond: Collaboration strategies and success stories ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Burge Union Forum C/D

Kathryn Ziewitz, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Collaboration is key for successful development of multi-disciplinary projects relevant to sustainability, environmental science, and other earth science endeavors. A concerted effort to enhance collaborations ...
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 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 ...
Exploring Applications of Indigenuity: Incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the geoscience classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Lindley: 307

Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College

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The scale and complexity of examining human interactions with the Earth requires systems thinking. In this session, we will explore the ways in which the rich worldview traditions based on holistic or complex ...
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 ...
A plan to assess the impact of curriculum and department climate on undergraduate student learning POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

Alexandra Snell, Texas A & M University
Julie Newman, Texas A & M University
David Sparks, Texas A & M University

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The Department of Geology & Geophysics (G&G) at Texas A&M University recently completed a curriculum redesign. A data-driven backward design process incorporated data from current and former students, ...
Pathways to Geoscience: Oklahoma Tribal Nations Regional Alliance POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Beren Auditorium

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

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The Oklahoma Tribal Nations Regional Alliance (OTNRA) is part of a larger network of regional efforts to build engagement, capacity, and continuity in local underrepresented populations through geosciences. ...
EarthConnections Alliance Open Meeting
Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm Ritchie Hall: 366

Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College

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The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to catalyze a new approach to geoscience education in communities across our country, creating a world in which all students can travel along geo-educational pathways that begin ...
Advancing the Perception and Adoption of Geosciences in a New Era AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Lindley: 123

Felicia Davis, Felicia Davis
Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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This "shopwork" is designed to generate creative thinking and innovative strategies for increasing exposure to Geoscience opportunities. A rebuilding of the public appreciation for Geoscience is possible ...
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 ...
Implicit Bias ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Burge Union Forum C/D

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University

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Implicit bias describes when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. Cognitive science research shows that everyone has implicit biases, sometimes in ...
The HBCU Geosciences Working Group - Goals, Direction, and Accomplishments ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm Burge Union Forum C/D

John Warford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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The mission of the HBCU Geosciences Working Group is to promote geoscience on historically black college and university campuses and the communities they serve. This discussion lead by its group members seeks to ...
AGU's Virtual Programs: Providing Access to Students and Early Career Professionals Around the Globe POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Pranoti Asher, American Geophysical Union
David Harwell, American Geophysical Union
Nathaniel Janick, American Geophysical Union
Leslie Marasco, American Geophysical Union
Erik Hankin, American Geophysical Union

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is committed to inspiring and educating present and future generations of diverse, innovative, and creative Earth and space scientists. To meet our commitment, AGU provides ...
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 ...
Towards a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder

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The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has initiated a new Diversity and Inclusion program to increase the diversity of the CIRES workforce and to assure that the CIRES workplace ...
NAGT Diversity Committee: Seeking Input Toward Enhancing Inclusion Efforts POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Don Haas, Paleontological Research Institution
Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
Wendi Williams, South Texas College

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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) supports a community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. Since 1938, the Association has been working ...
Science + Education Collaboratory: A Mechanism to Broaden Impact POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education
Michael Thompson, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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Assistant Director William Wulf, (NSF 1988-1990), advocated for leveraging expertise beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries. This concept came to be known as a collaboratory. Established in response to a ...
A PBL Approach to Linking Environmental Awareness with Geoscience Content at a STEM High School POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium

Eva Lyon, University of Kentucky
Ashley Rosen, Lexington STEAM Academy
Rebecca Freeman, University of Kentucky

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The Lexington STEAM Academy is a STEM-focused high school that promotes project-based learning at all levels and in all disciplines. Complementing these efforts, the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at ...