Theme: Research for Undergrads

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Research for Undergrads.

National Ecological Observatory Network- A Data Source For Your Classroom POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Arlene Megill, National Ecological Observatory Network
Erin Crandall, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Kate Ludwig, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Byron Graves, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Megan Jones, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

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The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation. NEON collects data at 81 sites across the United States and ...
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 ...
International Research Experiences for Students and Place-Based Learning: Studying Faults in the Malawi Rift POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Toni Ivey, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Daniel Lao-Davila, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Estella Atekwana, University of Delaware

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We present the findings from an NSF-International Research Experiences for Students grant that provided 11 undergraduate and 2 graduate students with a month-long, faculty-mentored, hands-on research experience in ...
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, EarthScope
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 ...
Utilizing Android Phones for NASA Relative Measurements TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:31 PT / 1:31 MT / 2:31 CT / 3:31 ET Online

CONSTANCE MEADORS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Katina White, Forest Heights Middle school
Dr. Marico Bryant-Howe, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

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Phones have become a part of our lives. They are used to measure many physical activities and measurements such as heart rate. However, academia often bands the use of phones in the classroom. This activity is ...
Teaching experimental design in a sophomore-level lab class ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:15 PT / 3:15 MT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 ET Online

Allison Luengen, University of San Francisco
Amalia Kokkinaki, University of San Francisco

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Air and Water lecture and lab is a required second-year course in our environmental science undergraduate degree. The course is an introductory environmental chemistry course. To revamp the labs, we asked, ...
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 ...
To Highlight or Summarize? The Benefits of Constructive Learning in Geology. POSTER SESSION
Wednesday N/A Online

Rachel Wong, Washington State University-Vancouver
Larry Collins, Longwood University
Olusola Adesope, Washington State University- Pullman
Catherine Cooper, Washington State University- Pullman

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Chi and Wylie's (2014) ICAP framework identifies four modes of cognitive engagement in learning – passive, active, constructive, and interactive, defined by the overt learning activities that learners ...