Theme: Program Design

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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 ...

A Low Cost Affordable Science Inquiry-Based Curricula for Elementary and Middle School Age Youth
Porche L. Spence, North Carolina A & T State University; Tonya Gerald-Goins, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Magnitude vs. Intensity: An Application of the Science Writing Heuristic for Physical Geology
Larry Collins, Longwood University
The recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) have established a high pedagogical standard for instructors. These standards are also important for two-year and four-year ...

Lessons learned from OnRamps Earth Wind and Fire, a dual-enrollment geoscience course
Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin; Alison Mote; Bryce Henderson, The University of Texas at Austin; Enrique Reyes, Northside ISD - San Antonio; Jennifer Porter, The University of Texas at Austin
The proportion of Hispanic U.S. geoscientists lags far behind the proportion of Hispanic U.S. citizens. Students from underrepresented minority (URM) groups may not be attracted to geosciences for many reasons, ...

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 ...

Applying Models of Diversity to Improve Geoscience Curricula and Programs
Eric Riggs, Humboldt State University
Increasing diversity, access and success of students and faculty in the geosciences has been a sustained priority of the geoscience education community over recent decades. The collected experiences of these ...

The Sustainability Scholars Program: Early Successes from the Pilot Year
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
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 ...