Theme: Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty.

Monday Earth Education Forum
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm TSU - Barn Auditorium

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Supporting students along complex pathways in geoscience The pathways that students follow through their education and careers are diverse, and we all see students at different points along those pathways. We all ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Barn Auditorium

Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University

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This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...
A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Short Videos for Geoscience Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Lawson: 110

David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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A few years ago, we began creating short instructional videos for an introductory geoscience course. While we had little prior experience in making videos, previous research provided us with some principles for ...
Teaching & Perpetuating Earth Stewardship Education AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Lawson: 112

John Warford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Earth Stewardship - our deliberate and continuous effort to fulfill our sacred obligations and duties to the realm that makes Life itself possible - Mother Earth. The teaching of Earth Stewardship is needed now ...
Using Community Science to Advance Earth Science Learning AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 13

Rajul Pandya, AGU
Sarah Wilkins, American Geophysical Union

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This workshop is for anyone interested in leveraging their Earth science teaching to produce meaningful local impact. We will introduce the practice of community science, in which projects are designed in ...
Getting your Geoscience Education Research Published AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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Are you interested in publishing your research in geoscience education? Have you been confused or surprised by reviews you've received? In this session, we will discuss strategies for determining where to ...
Synthesizing lessons for creating change in faculty, programs, institutions, and regional networks: SAGE 2YC Faculty as Change Agents ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm TSU - Humphries: 203

John McDaris, Carleton College
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
Norlene Emerson, University of Wisconsin - Richland
Jan Hodder, University of Oregon
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Carol Ormand, Carleton College

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The 17 teams of 2YC faculty participating in the SAGE 2YC Faculty as Change Agents project have spent between two and four years working together to transform their teaching, their geoscience programs and ...
Come Out to Sea - It Will Change Your Life! ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Raquel Bryant, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Jonathan Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

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In efforts to address the lack of diversity across the geosciences, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) program have worked to provide targeted ...
School of Ice: A Model for Advanced Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions with Applications to Other 2 and 4 Year Colleges ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College

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The School of Ice (SOI) program from the US Ice Drilling Program (IDP) is designed for college faculty who teach at minority-serving institutions or historically black colleges and universities, but lessons learned ...
The High Impact Practice of Undergraduate Research associated with a Two-Year Water Quality Monitoring Project in Northeast Florida ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm

Matthew Brown, Flagler College

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As coastal populations and coastal development pressure increase, it is critical that coastal waters are monitored for potential changes in water quality due to any excavation or sediment removal project. In Spring ...
Data Labs: Using Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Data to Engage Students in Oceanography AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Tuesday, Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 103

Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Christine Bean, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Catherine Halversen, University of California-Berkeley

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Additional peer leaders/collaborators on this project include: Dr. Dax Soule, Queens College Dr. Anna Pfeiffer- Herbert, Stockton University Dr. Brooke Love, Western Washington University Dr. Denise Bristol, ...
Strategies for Course Embedded Research ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University

PRAJUKTI Bhattacharyya, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Two recent reports published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS 2015, 2017) highlight the cognitive and affective benefits of embedding aspects of authentic research in ...
Getting the Most Out of your TA Experience ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University

Brendan Hanger, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

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Your experience as a teaching assistant (TA) can be one of the most important you experience during graduate, and can be fundamental in deciding whether or not you enjoy teaching later in your career. This ...
Implicit Bias ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University

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 ...
We're All In This Together: Community science for learning and action PLENARY TALK
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Barn Auditorium

Rajul Pandya, AGU

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Science is awesome, especially Earth Science. We've figured out how moving continents create our highest mountain ranges and form our deepest ocean trenches. We know how thunderstorms form, and why some of ...
Make it Better: Assessing and addressing departmental and workplace culture issues AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 103

Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Michael Ralph, University of Kansas Main Campus

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With every upsetting instance of scandalous or simply uncivil behavior in our workplaces, every conversation with a student or colleague who struggles to feel they belong, and every new external review that finds ...
Broaden and Diversify Your Reach Through Expanding Your Definition of ‘Community of Practice’ AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 13

Margie Turrin, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Katie Farnsworth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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Community of Practice (COP) is a term for the collective learning that develops when people who desire to reach a common goal build a support network that fosters open communication and includes shared resources, ...
LibreTexts: A Community Platform for Adopting and Creating Geoscience OER POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Joshua Halpern, LibreTexts

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LibreTexts is a growing community of faculty at over 100 institutions ranging from research centered to community colleges developing teaching materials across the curriculum including the geosciences. LibreTexts ...
A Narrative Approach to Building Computational Capacity in Professional Masters Students POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Karen Smith, University of Toronto Scarborough
Conor Anderson, University of Toronto

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The goal of a professional Masters program is to help students rapidly transition from undergraduate learners to work-ready professionals. This presents a unique challenge for instructors to balance conceptual ...
Building on-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Phil Resor, Wesleyan University
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Despite significant gains over the last two decades, there remains a large percentage of geoscience faculty who have yet to move toward incorporating engaged teaching practices in their courses. Following ...
A Model for Workforce Development: PGS Student Drilling Workshop POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Harris, California University of Pennsylvania
Tamra Schiappa, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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For over 10 years, the Pittsburgh Geological Society (PGS) has been sponsoring a field workshop for university geology students in southwestern Pennsylvania. The event centers around an exhibition by a local ...
Assessing Student Learning with E-Portfolios in the Department of Geosciences at Middle Tennessee State University POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University
Jeremy Aber, Middle Tennessee State University
Warner Cribb, Middle Tennessee State University

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The use of e-portfolios has been growing in popularity in recent years. E-portfolios are digital portfolios used to display an online collection of digital artifacts such as documents, images, and videos. They are ...
Pedagogical practices, discourses and teaching knowledge in Geoscience and Environmental Education POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Denise Bacci, University of São Paulo

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This study derives from the professional development and experiences at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, as a teaccher in the Geosciences and Environmental Education Undergraduate Program, at Geosciences ...
Integrate Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Data into Research and Teaching: Results from Workshops for Early Career Scientists POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Ellen Altermatt, Carleton College
Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Scott Glenn, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Michael Crowley, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Lianna Vaccari, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

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Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) has constructed the observational and computational infrastructure needed to provide sustained measurements of complex ...
Successes and Challenges of Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 222

Alison Jolley, University of British Columbia

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Our students are increasingly connected and engaged with various social media platforms, e.g., Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook. How can we leverage this to build motivation and facilitate learning of earth ...
Addressing Bias in Teaching AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 13

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus

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Unconscious biases can impact the way we teach – from our interactions in the classroom to how we grade assignments or exams. And it isn't just our own personal biases that affect our teaching – each of ...
Spicing Up Your Assessments: Moving beyond exams AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 103

Larry Collins, Washington State University- Pullman
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Are you completely satisfied with your formative and summative assessments? If so, this workshop is not for you. This workshop will focus on how to develop and implement performance-based assessments in your ...
Building a Portfolio of Teaching and Service AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm TSU - Lawson: 107 B

Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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This workshop is designed for faculty members who need to illustrate their teaching and service contributions for hiring, retention, or promotion. Our workshop will provide a template for organizing, expanding, and ...
Science and You assignment- using the search for evidence behind personal decisions as a parallel to the scientific method ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Laura Rosales Lagarde, Nevada State College at Henderson
Bre Tavernini, Nevada State College at Henderson

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Self-reflection and Science are not commonly associated. Neuroscience and psychology studies have found that self-reflection is a hard task for the brain to do naturally (Herwig et al., 2012). Because the ...
Science Communication Training as a Vehicle for Building Student Confidence and Community ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
Maite Agopian, EarthScope
Wendy Bohon, IRIS Consortium

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Communication is a critical part of any scientific or educational endeavor. As we teach our students about science and introduce them to or support them in research, we also have an obligation to train the next ...
Leveraging Local Connections to Provide Combined Research and Professional Development Opportunities for Undergraduates ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:15pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Katie Farnsworth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Holly Travis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Matt Genchur, White Township, Indiana County, PA

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Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) are provided with opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. This provides them with many well-known benefits. These well documented benefits ...
Being Teaching Faculty at a Research Focused Institution ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm TSU - Lawson: 102

Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington

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Teaching faculty play an increasing role in carrying out the teaching mission at many research universities. In 2015, approximately 40 percent of full-time academic positions were non-tenure-track, up from 28 ...
Impostor Syndrome ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm TSU - Humphries: 13

Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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Imposter syndrome is a perception of inadequacy, self-doubt, or fraudulence often experienced by even the highest achievers. Left unchallenged, it may hinder confidence, career development, or relationships. This ...
Building Diverse and Integrative STEM Continua Using Socio-Environmental Systems In and Out of Neighborhoods (DISCUSSION) POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Gregory Goins, North Carolina A & T State University
Tonya Gerald-Goins, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University
Porche' Spence, North Carolina Central University
Caesar Jackson, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University

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DISCUSSION is a collaboration between two major HBCUs located 50 miles apart NC (NC A&T) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU). This pilot communicates the words and needs for families who seek avenues ...
Assessing Geoscience Career Awareness Among Undergraduates POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Claire Harrigan, Boise State University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

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One measure of the success of an undergraduate geoscience program is how well its students are prepared for careers in the geosciences. As departments work to prepare undergraduates for the workforce, a method for ...
The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science and Opportunities for a Consortium Towards Equity and Justice POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Aradhna Tripati, University of California-Los Angeles

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To cultivate increased diversity in the geosciences and environmental sciences, we are developing a program to recruit and support more diverse students, and connect them with better-trained faculty. Our goals are ...
The Sustainability Scholars Program: Early Successes from the Pilot Year POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Kayla Harris, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Peter Ziegler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Curtis Friedel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Donna Westfall-Rudd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Tiffany Drape, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ

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The Sustainability Scholars Program is a structured undergraduate academic experience focused on issues of sustainability in the food, agricultural, natural resources and/or human sciences (FANH). Experiential ...