Theme: Recruiting, Retention, and Diversity

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

Impostor Syndrome AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

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 ...
Best Practices for Implementing Dual Enrollment Programs AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Joel Johnson, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Alison Mote

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Dual enrollment college courses for high school students have great potential to expand geoscience education, to ease students into college rigor and improve college outcomes, and to attract students from ...
Tuesday Plenary: Training STEM graduate students to work in Indigenous Communities to co-solve FEWS challenges PLENARY TALK
Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Karletta Chief, The University of Arizona

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Worldwide, approximately 370 million Indigenous people live in over 90 countries. Although, Indigenous people are only approximately 5% of the world population, they represent 90% of the cultural diversity and hold ...
Earth Science Place-Based Education at the American Museum of Natural History POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm PT / 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30pm CT / 3:00-4:30pm ET Online

Rondi Davies, CUNY Queensborough Community College
Jessica Wolk-Stanley, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx, New York
Victoria Yuan, FDRHS, AMNH
Julie Contino, American Museum of Natural History

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The Halls of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) are used to engage urban graduate, undergraduate, and secondary (7-12) Earth Science students in place-based learning activities. Place-based learning, ...
Developing a New Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Geophysics and Hydrology Field Camp POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm PT / 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30pm CT / 3:00-4:30pm ET Online

Marianne Karplus, University of Texas at El Paso
Hugo Gutierrez, University of Texas at El Paso
Lin Ma, University of Texas at El Paso
Aaron Velasco, University of Texas at El Paso

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A team of faculty at The University of Texas at El Paso developed and taught a new, three-week interdisciplinary undergraduate Geophysics and Hydrology Field Camp in Valles Caldera National Preserve during May ...
Promoting Inclusion in the Geosciences with an Equity-Minded Syllabus POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm PT / 1:00-1:30pm MT / 2:00-2:30pm CT / 3:00-3:30pm ET Online

Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Susan Keenan, University of Northern Colorado
Cassendra Bergstrom, University of Northern Colorado
Lori Reinvold, University of Northern Colorado
Jodie Novak, University of Northern Colorado
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado

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The syllabus provides a first opportunity to leave an impression on your students and can go a long way in helping to promote an inclusive environment in your course, especially for marginalized students. ...
Geoscience Success Lessons: Short interventions to improve student success in introductory geology labs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Curtis HopeHill, University of Northern Colorado
Molly Jameson, University of Northern Colorado
Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado

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Geoscience students report math skills and attitudes as a barrier to their interest and success in geoscience. Yet, few studies have examined whether math serves as a barrier to student success and persistence ...
Geoscience Success Lessons: Instructional Intervention to Help Introductory Geology Students Increase their Interest in Geology POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Dina London, University of Northern Colorado
Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Molly Jameson, University of Northern Colorado
Curtis HopeHill, University of Northern Colorado
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Interest in geology topics does not necessarily occur spontaneously, particularly for students in introductory geology classes. If students' level of interest in geology topics increases, they can also ...
Geoscience Success Lessons: Creating a Psychologically Wise Intervention for Introductory Geoscience Students to Change Their Working Hypotheses on Learning POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm PT / 1:00-3:00pm MT / 2:00-4:00pm CT / 3:00-5:00pm ET Online

Molly Jameson, University of Northern Colorado
Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado
Curtis HopeHill, University of Northern Colorado
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado

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Careers in geoscience are increasing in demand, but the discipline struggles to attract majors. Additionally, women continue to be underrepresented in geoscience. Teaching interventions that address ...
Engaging your faculty colleagues in evidence-based practices using SAGE 2YC resources: Book clubs, journal clubs, and implementation groups ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

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

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SAGE 2YC is a national network of 2YC geoscience faculty who use evidence-based strategies to improve students' academic success, broaden participation in STEM, and facilitate students' professional ...
Interactive Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Curriculum for REU Programs: Results from Pilots and Expert Reviews ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Michael Hubenthal, IRIS Consortium
Daphne LaDue, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Martin Snow, University of Colorado at Boulder

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In support of the geoscience community's desire to develop an inclusive culture resistant to harassment and discrimination, a collaborative effort to develop an anti-harassment/discrimination curriculum is ...
Exploring the Transformative Experience of Undergraduate Geologic Field Camps Through the Lens of Gender and Diversity POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm PT / 1:30-2:30pm MT / 2:30-3:30pm CT / 3:30-4:30pm ET Online

Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University
Jessica McKay, Texas A & M University
Ennea Fairchild, University of Northern Colorado
Krystal Hinerman, Lamar University
Harmony Newman, University of Northern Colorado
Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Geologic fieldwork is considered to be transformative for geology students in the development of expertise and confidence. Engagement in fieldwork can have positive outcomes on undergraduate students' ...
Contextual and cultural practices that normalize sexism in geology field programs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:30-2:00pm PT / 1:30-3:00pm MT / 2:30-4:00pm CT / 3:30-5:00pm ET Online

Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ennea Fairchild, University of Northern Colorado
Harmony Newman, University of Northern Colorado
Krystal Hinerman, Lamar University
Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University

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Fieldwork is a required element for most undergraduate geology students. Research suggests that undergraduate female students may experience sexism and a hostile social climate in field settings, which can be a ...
Community Science ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Melissa Goodwin, AGU
Kelly McCarthy, American Geophysical Union
Natasha Udu-gama, AGU
Rajul Pandya, AGU

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This session is intended for scientists, science educators, graduate students and anyone who has the opportunity to integrate community voice into their practice of science. The goal of the session is to ...
Improving Career Readiness and Student Retention in Earth System Science: A Comparison Across BA and BS Majors POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:00-1:30pm PT / 2:00-2:30pm MT / 3:00-3:30pm CT / 4:00-4:30pm ET Online

Elizabeth Crook, University of California-Irvine
Julie Ferguson, University of California-Irvine

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The Earth System Science (ESS) department at the University of California, Irvine, aims to improve undergraduate recruitment and retention in a strategic and data-driven way. The department goals are to increase ...
Community Science Learning Module (K-12) TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 1:13 PT / 2:13 MT / 3:13 CT / 4:13 ET Online

Kelly McCarthy, American Geophysical Union
Rajul Pandya, AGU
Melissa Goodwin, AGU

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The learning module includes a series of activities that facilitate skill building in community and civic engagement through the lens of community science. The practice of community science is defined as a way of ...
Mirroring minoritized students' cultures in the classroom and field can improve Geoscience diversity ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:30 PT / 2:30 MT / 3:30 CT / 4:30 ET Online

Alissa Kotowski, McGill University
Vanshan Wright, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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The incorporation of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in out-of-school time (OOST) Geoscience courses has not led to significant increases in the number of minoritized students that pursue Geoscience. Previous studies ...
Communicating Beyond Visuals: Materials to Support Blind and Visually-Impaired Students in an Introductory Geology Course SHARE-A-THON
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm PT / 2:30-3:30pm MT / 3:30-4:30pm CT / 4:30-5:30pm ET Online

Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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An introductory geology course can be daunting to students even with full use of their eyes, but students who are blind or visually-impaired experience a new world of challenges. Common, visual-based tasks include ...
Graduate Course-based Research Experiences: Lessons Learned from Mississippi State University ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:30 PT / 2:30 MT / 3:30 CT / 4:30 ET Online

Larry Collins, Delta State University
Brenda Kirkland, Mississippi State University
Kathy Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus
Nina Baghai Riding, Delta State University
Amanda Lawrence, Mississippi State University

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Course-based Research Experiences are a growing area of interest, because they allow learning and engagement to take place by involving students in real, broadly applicable research. At Mississippi State ...
Assessing the Impact of Department Climate and Redesigned Curriculum on Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Learning and Inclusion POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm PT / 2:30-3:30pm MT / 3:30-4:30pm CT / 4:30-5:30pm ET Online

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 underwent a curriculum redesign. This study assesses the effect of both departmental climate and redesigned curriculum on ...
Capturing the Dynamics of Non-Traditional Educational Settings: Lessons Learned in Developing Instrumentation for Use in Field-Based Career Development Research POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm PT / 2:30-3:30pm MT / 3:30-4:30pm CT / 4:30-5:30pm ET Online

Krystal Hinerman, Lamar University
Ennea Fairchild, University of Northern Colorado
Jessica McKay, Texas A & M University
Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University
Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Harmony Newman, University of Northern Colorado

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While fieldwork is often a required element for undergraduate students in field science, little research has been conducted to determine how fieldwork impacts students' plans for further study and career ...
Seeking Feedback on Proposed Geoscience Teacher Leaders Criteria ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:45 PT / 2:45 MT / 3:45 CT / 4:45 ET Online

Suzanne Traub-Metlay, Western Governors University
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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National recognition for excellence in K-12 Earth Sciences education is under development by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Teacher Education Division (TED) and other organizations. ...
Scientist of the Week: Measuring the effects of diverse representation in STEM classrooms ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:45 PT / 2:45 MT / 3:45 CT / 4:45 ET Online

Sarah Sheffield, University of South Florida
Victor Ricchezza, Georgia State University

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Seeing scientists who share similar backgrounds and identities (e.g., culture, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, veteran status, etc.) is vital for giving students an avenue to visualize ...
The True Cost of Participation – Addressing Financial Barriers to Field Education ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:15 PT / 3:15 MT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 ET Online

Antoinette Abeyta, University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
Anjali Fernandes, Denison University
Robert Mahon, University of New Orleans
Travis Swanson, Georgia Southern University

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Fieldwork is often cited as a critical component of geoscience education, and is an opportunity for individuals to gain and develop valuable technical skills necessary for entering the workforce. It is estimated ...
Supporting Student Wellness WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Ann Marie Pettigrew, Stanford University
Robyn Dunbar, Stanford University

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Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer able to offer this workshop. We will contact current registrants soon with alternative options.
Broadening participation in the geosciences through undergraduate on-ramps: Lessons learned in the SAGE 2YC Project AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30-4:00pm PT / 2:30-5:00pm MT / 3:30-6:00pm CT / 4:30-7:00pm ET Online

Andrea Bair, Delta College

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The geosciences are currently among the least diverse of all science fields. Broadening participation at all levels likely requires both confronting issues of implicit bias and privilege, and concerted efforts ...