Theme: Program Design

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


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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. ...

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 ...

Undergraduate research, university outreach, career training, and near-peer mentoring at Salt Lake Community College
Christopher Johnson, Salt Lake Community College
Recruiting diverse students from community colleges is an underutilized way to increase diversity and participation in four-year geoscience programs. Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) partnered with local ...

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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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 ...

Water – related standards for teaching and learning to support K-12 to lifelong water literacy
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Water is a critical component of Earth systems, including their human dimensions. Water literacy is a key outcome for learners, who should understand how water interacts with different human and non-human systems ...

Moving the Needle by Expanding HBCU Pathways for Geoscience Education
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University; Edith G. Davis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Whether one uses the language of the sub-fields or that of the overarching field, there has been a consistent theme over the past 40-plus years. The gross under-representation of African Americans in the ...

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 ...

Enhancing Teaching and Learning about the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Who are Postsecondary Reformers in NC-FEW?
Sumaiya Tabassum, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Food, energy and water (FEW) are critical systems for humanity and subject to rapidly growing global demand compounded by climate change. The inter-dependency among these resources is multifaceted and complex, ...