Theme: Recruiting, Retention, and Diversity

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

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 ...
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 ...
Beyond the 3 Dimensions: Integrating Identity and Interest in NGSS Geoscience Investigations ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm

Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council, 2012) outlines research-informed ways to support more equitable engagement in science learning. This research suggests students should have ...
Inclusion for Women Within a Research Institute ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder

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The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is at the University of Colorado Boulder, employing more than 850 people. A workplace culture survey conducted as part of a new Diversity ...
Multicultural mentoring strategies to broaden participation of underrepresented geoscience students ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Leticia Williams, Howard University

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A common thread among top programs that serve underrepresented STEM students is mentoring support (National Science and Technology Council, 2013). Despite the wide implementation of mentoring programs in STEM, ...
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 ...
High Water Rising: Science, Literature, and the Environment ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm

Benjamin Atkinson, Flagler College
Hadley Mozer, Flagler College

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Flagler College is located on the Atlantic coast of the Florida peninsula, in the heart of historic St. Augustine, "America's Oldest City." Campus is just a five-minute walk from the Matanzas River ...
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 ...
Lessons learned from OnRamps Earth Wind and Fire, a dual-enrollment geoscience course ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm TSU - Humphries: 203

Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin
Alison Mote, The University of Texas at Austin
Bryce Henderson, The University of Texas at Austin
Enrique Reyes, Akins High School
Jennifer Porter, The University of Texas at Austin

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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, ...
Near to Us or Seemingly Far from You: South Padre Island as an Important Global Setting SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Wendi Williams, South Texas College
Ahyde Martinez, Texas A & M University
Alexia Frayre, South Texas College

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Our curriculum team of community college students and myself will share activities developed to bring a better understanding of "sense of place" related to South Padre Island geo-ecosystems. One of the ...
Applying Models of Diversity to Improve Geoscience Curricula and Programs ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University

Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University

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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 ...
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, ...
Understanding Student Success Metrics to Support Students from Underrepresented Groups in the Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Logan Saucer, Florida International University
Kathy Quardokus Fisher, Florida International University

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Degree completion rates among undergraduate students majoring in the geosciences have significantly lagged behind completion rates of all STEM undergraduates. Due to the predicted shortage of geoscientists in the ...
Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in Geoscience WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am TSU - Humphries: 221

Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University
De'Etra Young, Tennessee State University
Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fossil Finding at Fort Negley in Nashville: Linking Deep-Time and Civil War History ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm TSU - Humphries: 221

Molly Miller, Vanderbilt University
Gregory Smith, Vanderbilt University
Krista Castillo, Metro Nashville Parks
William T. Harris, Metro Nashville Parks
Kitty Porter, Friends of Fort Negley
Jon Badgett, Vulcan Materials Company
Jennifer Berry, Metro Nashville Public Schools

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The Friends of Fort Negley Park(FOFNP) have partnered with Vanderbilt University (EES Department), Vulcan Materials Company, and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to provide fossil programs at the urban ...
Grand Challenges in Earth Learning: Perspectives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Barn Auditorium

Richard D. Schulterbrandt Gragg III, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
De'Etra Young, Tennessee State University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Ambrose Jearld Jr, National Technical Association

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This panel, moderated by Richard Schulterbrandt Gragg III (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University), will draw on examples of studies, programs, and policies from Historically Black Colleges and Universities ...
Developing Field Experiences at a 2YC: Field Studies Courses at Orange Coast College POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Erik Bender, Orange Coast College
Michael Van Ry, Orange Coast College

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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 ...
Designing Successful Student Field Experiences: Resources and Strategies POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Mitchell Awalt, Carleton College
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
John McDaris, Carleton College

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Field experiences provide impactful learning and growth opportunities for students in STEM and allied fields. There are many benefits ascribed to instruction in the field, including opportunities for learning in ...
Using effective education strategies to guide curriculum changes in the Environmental Sciences program at the University of Texas at El Paso: lessons learned POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Lixin Jin, University of Texas at El Paso
Vanessa L. Lougheed, University of Texas at El Paso
Elizabeth Walsh, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso
Guadalupe Corral, University of Texas at El Paso

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We revised the curriculum for the Environmental Sciences undergraduate program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), with support of grants from the Department of Education MSEIP and NSF-IUSE programs, to ...
A New Climate Science Curriculum: Proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology at SUNY Oneonta POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Christopher Karmosky, SUNY College at Oneonta
Melissa Godek, SUNY College at Oneonta

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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 ...
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 ...
Investigating career pathways of undergraduates interested in seismology/geophysics: Longitudinal tracking of IRIS undergraduate internship alumni (1998 – 2018) POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Michael Hubenthal, IRIS Consortium

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Over the last 20 years, the IRIS Undergraduate Internship Program has facilitated opportunities for 216 undergraduates to conduct seismological research and present their results at professional conferences. To ...
Experiential learning in Costa Rica: A Tale of Two Honors Programs POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm TSU - Humphries: 118

Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College
Meredith Hibit, Red Rocks Community College
Melanie Brandt, Colorado School of Mines

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Providing experiential learning opportunities for Honors students is an essential part of programming and can be an excellent tool to strengthen partnerships between two and four year transfer institutions. Trefny ...