Theme: Program Design

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Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in Geoscience
Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University; De'Etra Young, Tennessee State University; Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University
Broadening participation of underrepresented minorities remains a persistent difficulty in geosciences. A great deal of work is currently being done to address this issue, and EER 2019, hosted for the first time at ...

Heads and Chairs: Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education
Sharon Mosher, The University of Texas at Austin; Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida; Ginny Peterson, Grand Valley State University; Sara Harris, University of British Columbia
This workshop is intended to help department heads, chairs, and undergraduate program directors with addressing challenges in their curricula and/or degree programs aimed at better preparing their students for ...

The Advantages of Unstructured Time: Insight from Academic Field Trips
Eric Goldfarb, The University of Texas at Austin; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Academic field programs are an essential part of geoscience education. An often overlooked benefit of field trips is time not devoted to study. On a typical trip, students, faculty, and teaching assistants spend ...

A New Climate Science Curriculum: Proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology at SUNY Oneonta
Christopher Karmosky, SUNY College at Oneonta; Melissa Godek, SUNY College at Oneonta
In this work, we present a novel curriculum for a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology that has been proposed at SUNY Oneonta. The observable effects of climate change and the debate about what ...

Development of Workforce Skills in Geoscience Courses for Majors
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University; Anne Egger, Central Washington University; Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College
We used responses from the 2016 administration of the National Survey of Geoscience Faculty (NSGF) to investigate the extent to which courses in geoscience majors help students develop workforce skills. Respondents ...

Integrate Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Data into Research and Teaching: Results from Workshops for Early Career Scientists
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
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 ...

Assessing Geoscience Career Awareness Among Undergraduates
Claire Harrigan, Boise State University; Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
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 ...

Developing Field Experiences at a 2YC: Field Studies Courses at Orange Coast College
Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College; Erik Bender, Orange Coast College; Michael Van Ry, Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College is a 2YC in Orange County, California. Within a six hour's drive from campus, one can experience diverse geologic settings, including multiple iconic national park landscapes. As part of ...

A Low Cost Affordable Science Inquiry-Based Curricula for Elementary and Middle School Age Youth
Porche Spence, North Carolina Central University; Tonya Gerald-Goins, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University; Kimberly Weems, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University; Caesar Jackson, Ph.D., North Carolina Central University; Gregory Goins, North Carolina A & T State University
The Diverse and Integrative STEM Continua Using Socio-environmental Systems In and Out of Neighborhoods (DISCUSSION) network, is an educational alliance, led by two historical black colleges and universities (North ...

Implementing the STAR Legacy Cycle to Promote Student-Centered Field Learning in the GeoFORCE/STEMFORCE 12th Grade Summer Academy
Enrique Reyes, The University of Texas at Austin; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
GeoFORCE and STEMFORCE are two summer enrichment programs offered by the University of Texas' Jackson School of Geoscience. These two programs aim to increase the number of high school students from diverse ...