Theme: Research for Undergrads

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

Planetary Science Education: Thoughts, Approaches, and Examples for Teaching Planetary Science and Introducing Students to the Research Process AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Nick Lang, Mercyhurst College
Jeannette Wolak Luna, Tennessee Technological University

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This short course will work with participants on the development of a class in planetary geology. Topics to cover in a planetary geology course, teaching (and research) resources, example class activities, syllabi, ...
Discovering Opportunity During COVID: Geoscience Outreach in the Virtual World POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

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

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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 ...
Locally grown fruit retains its soil signature: using the scanning electron microscope to bridge soil science to fruit spreads POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Nina Baghai Riding, Delta State University
Larry Collins, Delta State University
Chuck Smithhart, Delta State University

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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 ...
Geoscience Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
Kusali Gamage, Austin Community College
Meagan Bittner, The University of Texas at Austin
Christopher J. Bell, The University of Texas at Austin
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin

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Geosciences Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) is a unique partnership between Austin Community College (ACC) and the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin to ...
Campus as Conservation Classroom ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder
Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College

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Place-based learning develops a sense of belonging for the student and an investment in the local community. By drawing upon regional history, ecology, issues, and data, learners are shown clear ties between ...
Undergraduate research, university outreach, career training, and near-peer mentoring at Salt Lake Community College ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:50 PT / 1:50 MT / 2:50 CT / 3:50 ET Online

Christopher Johnson, Salt Lake Community College

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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 ...
Supporting Underrepresented STEM Scholars through the LSAMP STEM Scholars Program ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder

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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 ...
Bringing meaningful and diverse narratives into learning geology and paleontology through story maps ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:50 PT / 2:50 MT / 3:50 CT / 4:50 ET Online

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
Megan Rich, Georgia State University
Evan R. Jones, Georgia State University
Cameron Muskelly, Georgia State University
Leonardo A. Maduro-Salvarrey, Georgia State University
Candice E.N. Simon, Georgia State University
Robert A. Wilson, Georgia State University

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Stories can be used to make connections that not only convey information but bring emotion and deeper meaning into educational experiences. They offer an opportunity to humanize learning, foster community, and ...
Expectancy and Value as Drivers for Participation and Persistence in an Open-access Online Scientific Computing Training in Seismology ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:50 PT / 2:50 MT / 3:50 CT / 4:50 ET Online

Michael Hubenthal, IRIS Co
Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford

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During the summer of 2020, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), in collaboration with Miami university, offered a free, 3-month, certificate-granting online workshop. This workshop sought ...
Curiosity to Question: A New Model for Disciplinarily Diverse and Inclusive Course-Based Research Experiences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:15-3:45pm PT / 2:15-4:45pm MT / 3:15-5:45pm CT / 4:15-6:45pm ET Online

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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Curiosity to Question (CtQ) is an emerging model for course-based research experiences that are diverse by design. By recruiting for diverse identities and disciplines, and by emphasizing open inquiry, peer ...
Water in Society: A Five-Year Evaluation Study of an Interdisciplinary Course to Support Undergraduate Students' Water Literacy POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington

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To prepare students to address water-related challenges, undergraduate courses must provide them with opportunities to learn and reason about water issues. Water in Society is an introductory-level, innovative, ...
GeoGateway for Learning about Crustal Deformation, Data Analysis and Applications POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Lisa Grant Ludwig, University of California-Irvine
Megan Mirkhanian, University of California-Irvine
Andrea Donnellan, California Institute of Technology
Jay W. Parker, California Institute of Technology

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Science gateways allow users to access shared data, software and services. GeoGateway (http://geo-gateway.org) is a solid earth geoscience gateway that provides tools for scientific discovery, field use, and ...
Water – related standards for teaching and learning to support K-12 to lifelong water literacy POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington

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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 ...