Theme: Developing Geocompetencies

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Developing Geocompetencies.

Preparing Students for Careers, Licensure, Industry WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 401-20

Matthew Pendleton, University of Waterloo Canada
Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia
James Kubicki, University of Texas at El Paso
Rachel Phillips, University of Texas at El Paso

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The goal of this workshop is to help initiate programmatic and departmental change to better prepare students for careers in geoscience, or careers reached via a geoscience degree. The workshop will expand upon the ...
The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Using Hydroviz to Support Undergraduate Student Learning about Complex Socio-Hydrologic Issues AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B55

Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington
Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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This workshop aims to introduce undergraduate instructors to a course module and associated resources developed to engage undergraduate students in visualization of data grounded in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus ...
Using Course Observations to Characterize Spatial Thinking in Undergraduate Geology Courses ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm Tate 105

Stephanie Sabatini, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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Traditional undergraduate education often consists of passive delivery of course content without explicit focus on fostering the development of essential skills. However, in recent years, various STEM disciplines ...
A Coordinated Experiential Learning Program to Broaden Participation by Enhancing Self-Efficacy, geoSTEM Identity, and Career Awareness ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Tate 105

Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster
Greg Wiles, College of Wooster
Missy Schen, College of Wooster

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To broaden participation in the geosciences, we developed a coordinated program of summer internships and experiential learning courses that implement evidence-based strategies for increasing students' ...
Exposure To How an Industry Applies Science ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:30pm Tate 105

Corine Prieto, VIDL Network

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Modern learning science suggests that reading and studying a topic alone is not sufficient to gain working knowledge. Proficiency is gained through the practice of the topic. Students today face competition from ...
IGUaNA: Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 105

Carol Ormand, Carleton College
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Danielle Sumy, IRIS
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Tonian Robinson, University of South Florida
Christine Downs, Sandia National Labs

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Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. One key step in this process is transforming our curricula, looking beyond traditional topics ...
Your compelling story - increasing scientific and mapping literacy in breadth requirement classes ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Tate 105

Lisa Tutty, Lakehead University

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I teach approximately 1000 non-science students each semester. Increasing their scientific literacy and mapping skills are important goals. As such, I created the "Your compelling story" assignment. ...
Browser-based visualization tool for seismic records SHARE-A-THON
Janine Birnbaum, Columbia University in the City of New York
Christopher Carchedi, Columbia University in the City of New York
Michelle Lee, Columbia University in the City of New York

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We present a visualization tool for publicly available seismic data. Seismic data is freely available online from global and regional seismic networks, but access and visualization often require specialist ...
Interactive Online Diagrams SHARE-A-THON
John Brady, Smith College
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Many concepts used in the study of igneous and metamorphic rock are abstract and challenging for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Experienced petrologists work with graphs and diagrams that help them ...
Relative Age: Painted, Cut, Screwed, Glued, and Taped Wooden Blocks SHARE-A-THON
Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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A series of sets of wooden blocks all contain varying records of the order in which the blocks have been painted, cut, screwed, glued, and taped. These blocks are used in introductory geology courses at the ...
You be the Isopleth! SHARE-A-THON
Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University

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In a room where numbers 1-10 are written on index cards and scattered around, students physically align themselves around the room as an isopleth determined by the instructor. Learning outcomes are: Following the ...
Coal: The Geologic History of a Fossil Fuel and its Function in a Changing Climate TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm Bruininks 131A

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, Front Range Community College

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In this experiential laboratory, students explore the fossil fuel, coal, its geologic origins, its role in plate tectonics, and the implications of burning coal for climate change. The lab contains a virtual field ...
The Water Footprint of My Food TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm Bruininks 131A

Kai Olson-Sawyer, GRACE Communications Foundation
Robin Madel, GRACE Communications Foundation

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In this demo, we are teaching how food and water are connected, through the framework of water footprints. Put simply, it takes a lot of water to grow and manufacture food and understanding the water footprint of ...
Broadening Participation through Disruption and Technology POSTER SESSION
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Mary Earick, New Mexico Highlands University
Amy Villamagna, Plymouth State University
Eric Kelsey, Plymouth State University
Rachelle Lyons, Plymouth State University
Sarah Turtle, Plymouth State University
Tracey Lesser, New Hampshire Technical Institute
Ye Tao, Harvard University

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From 2018-2022, Plymouth State University, a predominantly undergraduate institution with no geology program but strong B.S. and M.S. programs in meteorology and environmental science ran a GeoPaths EXTRA project ...
Raising our expectations for JEDI work in geoscience faculty evaluation systems: an insight into who sustains this work and what motivates faculty to be engaged POSTER SESSION
Alisa Kotash, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Morgan Woodle, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Joyeeta Bhattacharya, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Megan Elwood Madden, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Amy Cerato, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Mashhad Fahes, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Jane Irungu, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lori Snyder, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lynn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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Many geoscience departments are acutely aware of the exceptionally low racial and ethnic diversity among our geoscience students, faculty, and professional peers. Unfortunately, these demographics have stayed ...
Academic-Industry Career Events: Lessons Learned and Takeaways from a Successful DE&I Event POSTER SESSION
Matthew Pendleton, University of Waterloo Canada

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is becoming a centerpiece of many professional and academic organizations that are now positioning DE&I focused events in front of students. DE&I events are an ...
Quantitative skills in courses for geoscience majors POSTER SESSION
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Application of quantitative skills in geoscience courses is a source of frustration for many faculty and a significant barrier to students. One response is to remove quantitative content from geoscience courses. ...
Supporting secondary students' understanding of Earth's climate system and global climate change using Easy Global Climate Modeling POSTER SESSION
Amanda Olsen, The University of Texas at Arlington
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington

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Science classrooms are uniquely positioned for teaching and learning about Earth's climate system and Global Climate Change (GCC), as well as how both are studied scientifically, particularly using ...
The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Using Hydroviz to Support Undergraduate Students' Learning about Complex Socio-Hydrologic Issues POSTER SESSION
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Holly White, University of Maine
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington

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The Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus is a framework that foregrounds food, energy, and water security, while responding to increasing human and natural pressures brought about by population growth and economic ...
Perception Science + Real-World Data + Data Visualization = Enhancing Students' Data Analysis & Interpretation WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Appleby 3

Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Dataspire Education & Evaluation LLC, Rutgers University
Tracy Ostrom, University of California-Berkeley

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Join us as we highlight findings of perception science and approaches to data visualization to help students unpack "Analyzing & Interpreting Data" when it comes to looking at lots of geoscience data. ...
Putting in the Pencil Miles: Introduction to nature journaling and field sketching AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B85

Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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From capturing quick sketches of the environment, to producing a detailed field drawing of an outcrop, illustration can be used in many ways across disciplines. Nature journaling has become a popular pastime during ...
A pilot study of how evolution understanding, evolution acceptance, and perceptions of conflict between religion and evolution are affected by biology, geoscience, and science education courses at a religiously affiliated institution ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm Tate B20

Brendan Anderson, Baylor University
Elizabeth Petsios, Baylor University
Suzanne, Baylor University
Dana Friend, Paleontological Research Institution

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Understanding and acceptance of the theory of evolution are crucial components of science literacy, and widespread non-acceptance of evolution may have far reaching policy consequences for human health, ...
The Challenge of Incorporating Authentic Assessment into a Hybrid Field Methods Course in Physical Geography ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm Tate 105

Alec Aitken, University of Saskatchewan
Cherie Westbrook, University of Saskatchewan

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We examine the challenge of supporting students' learning experience through authentic assessment in a second-year physical geography field course. The course, titled "Field Methods and Laboratory ...
Demystifying Walther's Law: Large Pickleball Models and Tabletop Challenges to Stratigraphic Column Interpretation TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:50pm-2:10pm Bruininks 131B

Lee Schmitt, Hamline University
Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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Many students find the application of Walther's Law a temporal-spatial challenge. In this demonstration a set of large plastic tubes represents geographically separated locations (ultimately stratigraphic ...
Investigating Vegetation Patterns in an Urban Wetland Using Electrical Resistivity TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm Bruininks 131B

Joshua Thompson, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Carol Ormand, Carleton College

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This module, consisting of 5 units, introduces students to the fundamental principles and uses of electrical resistivity, with a focus on an environmental application. Students explore the characteristics and ...
Bringing Polar Landscapes into the College Classroom Using 360-degree Interactive Environments TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:30pm-2:50pm Bruininks 131B

Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Alyssa Lazoen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with 360-degree interactive environments (360 IE) that explore the polar environments of Greenland. We will discuss how the 360 IEs were ...
Integrating peer review and portfolio into a hybrid GIS course POSTER SESSION
Yongli Gao, The University of Texas at San Antonio

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The "Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS)" course was offered as a traditional in-person course at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The course is an introduction to the ...
Greenland in your classroom - New college-level curriculum combines polar field data, 360-degree immersive field experiences and geospatial technologies POSTER SESSION
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Earth's polar environments have undergone rapid change during the 21st century and scientists have generated important new data and made groundbreaking insights. Shrinking glaciers, melting sea ice, thawing ...
Incorporating Data, Inquiry, and Exploration into the Classroom with Project EDDIE POSTER SESSION
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College

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Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) endeavors to engage students in inquiry and exploration using large, publicly-available data sets by providing a large collection of ...
From Greenland to our coasts: Learning about the Earth system with GIS and authentic data POSTER SESSION
Alyse Thurber, University of Colorado at Boulder
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lianna Nixon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder

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An understanding of Arctic regions, which are warming faster than the rest of the world, is crucial for understanding the global climate system. Greenland is of particular global importance due to its large ice ...