Theme: Program Design

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Program Design.


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Systematic evaluation of culturally responsive schooling and anti-racism frameworks in geoscience education programs for American Indian and Alaska Native students
Claire McKinley, Bellevue Community College; Max Showalter, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Thomas Crofoot, Eastern Washington University
As the geoscience community continues to address centuries of harm to, and erasure of Indigenous communities done by scientists, educators in K-12 and higher education have new interest in "decolonizing" ...

The Geological Tactile Image Repository: A Digital Resource Collection to Support Instructors of Blind and Low-Vision Geoscience Students
Kent Ratajeski, University of Kentucky; P. Jack Reed, Stanford University; Sydney L. Clark, Kentucky Department of Public Health; Donna Lee, University of Kentucky; Christopher Atchison, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
To support instructors of Blind and low-vision students and to make the visual component of geoscience more accessible to all students regardless of ability, we have developed a online repository of tactile images ...

Discovering Opportunity During COVID: Geoscience Outreach in the Virtual World
Michael Chiappone, The University of Texas at Austin; Patrick Martin, The University of Texas at Austin; Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin; Alicia Rusthoven, The University of Texas at Austin; Anthony Edgington, The University of Texas at Austin; Carole Lakrout, The University of Texas at Austin; Mason Currin, The University of Texas at Austin; Matthew Riley, The University of Texas at Austin
We have developed an outreach program for grades 5-12 designed to engage students in learning about the diversity and importance of the geosciences. Our outreach team features a panel of geoscience undergraduates ...

Using Field and Laboratory Studies of Pyroclastic Deposits to Engage Students in the Scientific Process and Promote Development of Professional Skills
Jeffrey Templeton, Western Oregon University
The dynamic volcanic landscape of the Pacific Northwest provides an ideal framework for teaching undergraduate students about fundamental volcanology concepts, as well as core geoscience and professional skills. ...

Assessing the Impact of Curriculum and Department Climate on Undergraduate Diversity, through Student Perceptions of Learning and Inclusion
Alexandra Snell, Texas A & M University; Julie Newman, Texas A & M University; David Sparks, Texas A & M University
This study investigates the impacts of the Texas A&M Geology & Geophysics (G&G) department cultural climate (via perceptions of inclusion) and curriculum (via perceptions of learning) on undergraduate ...

Curricular and co-curricular influences on student sustainability motivations, beliefs, and behaviors
Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College; Hayden Gillooly, Williams College
The InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) project created sustainability-focused modules for undergraduate courses. Pre and post-instruction surveys asked participating ...

Locally grown fruit retains its soil signature: using the scanning electron microscope to bridge soil science to fruit spreads
Nina Baghai Riding, Delta State University; Larry Collins, Longwood University; Chuck Smithhart, Delta State University
The need to transform the undergraduate laboratory experience in order to provide students access to authentic research opportunities has been well documented. At Delta State University, students enrolled in ...

Supporting Underrepresented STEM Scholars through the LSAMP STEM Scholars Program
Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College; Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a NSF-funded program that aims to support inclusion and diversity efforts in STEM, significantly increasing the numbers of underrepresented ...

Utilizing Backwards Design to create a Blended, Multicontext learning framework in a field-based Geoscience course
Alissa Kotowski, McGill University; Nicholas Soltis, University of Indianapolis; Evan Ramos, The University of Texas at Austin; Vashan Wright, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin; Dana Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin
GeoFORCE is an out-of-school-time high school program that strives to increase the number of minoritized students pursuing STEM and Geoscience by exposing students to Geoscience through week-long field-based ...

The Petroleum Science and Technology Institute and Hildebrand Teacher Leadership Program
Sabrina Ewald, The University of Texas at Austin; Dawn Chegwidden, Lewisville High; Hilary Olson, The University of Texas at Austin; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
The Petroleum Science and Technology (PST) Institute in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin provides Texas high school STEM teachers with professional development through a ...