Theme: Program Design

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


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Oral Session IV: Improving Programs and Broadening Participation in Geoscience Education
Claire McKinley, University of California-Davis; Alexandra Snell, Texas A & M University
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Storytelling for Change in the Geosciences
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin; Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin; Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
This workshop is based on the HHMI-funded Geoscience Ambassadors program at UT Austin. The aim of the workshop is to share ways of embedding personal storytelling in courses and programs to develop a high context ...

Vision and Change in the Geosciences: Preparing for the Future of Geoscience Education
Sharon Mosher, The University of Texas at Austin; Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida; Christopher Keane, American Geosciences Institute
The goal of the workshop is to help foster change in undergraduate and graduate geoscience programs to better prepare geoscience students for the future. This workshop will focus on the recently published Vision ...

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. ...

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 ...

Building a Career Pathway Starting in High School
Chelsea Campbell, Red Rocks Community College
Industry guidance and input is vital for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The water industry needs fresh, energetic talent to fill the retirement gaps. A Water Quality Management (WQM) concurrent ...

The Petroleum Science and Technology Institute and Hildebrand Teacher Leadership Program
Sabrina Ewald, Frisco Independent School District; 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 ...

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 ...

Supporting Underrepresented STEM Scholars through the LSAMP STEM Scholars Program
Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College; Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College
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 ...