Theme: Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty.

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 ...
Accessible and Equitable: Using Universal Design for Learning in Earth Science Learning Spaces WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 201-20

Jennifer Lewis, University of Calgary
Wendi J. W. Williams, South Texas College
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Heather Houlton, Colorado School of Mines

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Goals of this workshop are to explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), discuss how UDL applies to different learning spaces (formal K-12, undergraduate, graduate, field experiences, informal ...
2YC Whole Student Mentoring: Recruiting and Guiding Students into Geosciences WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate B85

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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This workshop will provide faculty and graduate students interested in teaching with information and resources to improve their mentoring interactions with students, with an emphasis on students attending two-year ...
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 301-20

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...
3D-printed Educational Models in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 301-20

Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton

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3D spatial visualization is extremely important to students pursuing an education in STEM, especially those that pursue coursework in the geosciences. As instructors, we always wish for additional resources to help ...
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' ...
Providing Real-World Environmental Experience in the Undergraduate Classroom ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm Tate 105

Brenda Barnes, University of Texas at El Paso

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A mixture of group activities, targeted discussions and completion of real-world tasks/projects provides students in our Environmental Policy and Law course with an edge over other job applicants. Informational ...
STEMSEAS: Case studies of Student Impact ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Tate 105

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) Project leverages unused capacity during non-operational transits of ships in the U.S. academic fleet to provide ...
Understanding the complex teaching-related characteristics of graduate teaching assistants to provide a personalized teaching assistant orientation ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:45pm Tate 101

Georgina Anderson, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Michelle Hardee, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katie Kathrein, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Universities often require incoming graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) participate in a Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO), though the scope and content vary. TAO at the University of South Carolina, provided ...
Monday Earth Education Forum: Mentoring for the Next Generation of Geoscientists
Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University
Eva Kostyu, American Geophysical Union
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University

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For many of us, the pandemic has laid bare challenges all across academia, not the least of which is how we mentor and support our students. In this forum, our goal is to have frank conversations to reflect on what ...
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 ...
Managing Grad School Stress ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University
Deon Knights, West Virginia University

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Graduate school is often a stressful endeavor for most stud. For students, it can be a challenge to prioritize mental and physical health during the hard work that graduate school requires. For mentors, it can be ...
Field Trip Accessibility AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 110

Anita Marshall, University of Florida

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This workshop will explore how field education can be more accessible and inclusive for students with disabilities or other students who may have difficulty participating in field activities. Participants will ...
Exploring Geohazard Data Portals and Related Teaching Activities AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B85

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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This workshop will give participants the chance to explore a range of simple data portals related to plate tectonics and geohazards, as well as associated teaching activities. Portals will include UNAVCO GPS/GNSS ...
Teaching with 3D printed terrain models - how to get started AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Appleby 3

Chris Harding, Iowa State University

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This workshop will touch on the main aspects of how to integrate 3D terrain models into your teaching. I will talk about 3D printing hardware (especially of low-cost 3D printers) and the best software to use to ...
How Our Food Moves Water Around the Planet AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B45

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

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In this workshop teachers will learn about the connections between agriculture, food production and water use, and discover ideas and resources for how to teach about the sometimes-abstract relationship between ...
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 ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the January 2022 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Joyce Smith, North Carolina State University
Emily Eley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Maya Gilchrist, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kevin Mendoza, University of Utah
Jessica Prince, Tennessee Technological University
Peter Tereszkiewicz, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Yorick P. Veenma, University of Cambridge

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Teaching assistants (TAs) provide an important source of connection for undergraduate students, helping them master content, become more confident as scientists, and develop a wide array of skills. NAGT annually ...
Demystifying Graduate School: Tapping the Alumni Resource POSTER SESSION
Katie O'Sullivan, California State University-Bakersfield

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This project conducted a series of alumni panel discussion videos on various topics with the goal of demystifying graduate school to undergraduates. The inspiration for this project came from undergraduate student ...
Supporting the NAGT community and Earth education with the NAGT webinar series POSTER SESSION
Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College
Bradlee Cotton, Carleton College
Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College

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The annual NAGT webinar series serves the NAGT community by showcasing NAGT sponsored programs, projects, and the work of NAGT's Divisions. The webinar series provides professional development opportunities ...
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 ...
Instrument Validity and Reliability WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 301-20

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Kerry Vachta, Carleton College

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This workshop is designed specifically for researchers at any stage in their career (from undergraduate to late career) who are interested in learning about instrument validity and reliability. During the two-day ...
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Next Steps AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 301-20

Nicholas Soltis, University of Indianapolis

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This session is designed for practitioners at various stages of experience with Scholarship of Teaching of Learning (SoTL), from those who are looking to incorporate SoTL in their classrooms to those who have data ...
Finding the Silver Lining: Positive outcomes from the pivot to virtual for instructor professional development and teaching resources in classroom and field geoscience ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate 105

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Bruce Douglas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Ben Crosby, Idaho State University
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO

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GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) is an NSF-funded program that develops and disseminates data-rich and societally relevant curriculum for undergraduate field and classroom teaching ...
Examining experiences in the geosciences as a student and as a professor with a learning disability: an autoethnography comparing the two perspectives ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm Tate B20

Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University

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In 2015 when I started my career as an assistant professor in geology at Grand Valley State University, I resolved that I would disclose my learning disability (LD) to the students in each course that I taught, ...
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 ...
Building capacity for climate change outreach: supporting, encouraging, and inspiring scientists within our academic institutions POSTER SESSION
Janel Hanrahan, Northern Vermont University
Diana Bernstein, University of Southern Mississippi
Gabrielle Brown, Johnson State College
Alix Contosta, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Lauren Cornell, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Barry Klinger, George Mason University
Silje Kristiansen, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Allison LaFleur, Purdue University-Main Campus
Neil Laird, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Bryan Mark, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Emily Mazan, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Sonali McDermid, New York University
Austin Reed, George Mason University
Adam Schlosser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Columbia University in the City of New York
Andrew Westgate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gisela Winckler, Columbia University in the City of New York

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The Climate Consensus is a growing network of concerned students, faculty, and staff from various universities who seek to create a culture shift within academia. Under the traditional academic model, communication ...
Discovery Improvements for SERC Website Visitors POSTER SESSION
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) hosts materials from over 120 geoscience education projects. However, the project-focused nature of the SERC website means that information is siloed and users have ...
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 ...
A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Valerie Sloan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Marissa A Vara, UCAR
Blake Stoner-Osborne, University of California-Berkeley
Ahmiya Cacapit, University of California-San Diego
Elise Mason

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A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the GeosciencesResearch ethics and misconduct such as data falsification, plagiarism, authorship, and intellectual ownership violations are usually the ...