Theme: Program Design

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


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Creating a Graduate Program that Fosters the Success of All Students
Anne Egger, Central Washington University; Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Are you a faculty member or administrator wanting to incorporate inclusive and equitable practices in admissions and programming to support your graduate students? Please join us for a two-day workshop to learn ...

In Search of Earth's Secrets: A Community-Driven Traveling Exhibit as a Mechanism for Building a STEM Learning Ecosystem
Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York; Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Since 2018, the traveling exhibit, In Search of Earth's Secrets has toured the United States to share cutting edge Earth science content in collaboration with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) ...

A Coordinated Experiential Learning Program to Broaden Participation by Enhancing Self-Efficacy, geoSTEM Identity, and Career Awareness
Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster; Greg Wiles, College of Wooster; Missy Schen, College of Wooster
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' ...

The EvaluateUR Methods: Improving learning outcomes, mentorship, and evaluation in independent undergraduate research, course-based research, and team competitions through metacognitive practice
Maureen Kahn, Carleton College; John Draeger, SUNY Buffalo State; Sean Fox, Carleton College; Jill Singer, SUNY Buffalo State; Daniel Weiler, SUNY Buffalo State; Jill Zande, Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center
Metacognition is central to student learning, encouraging learners to be aware of what they are doing and why, and to use that awareness to make intentional adjustments to learn more effectively. Undergraduate ...

Comparing in-person and virtual modes of a 4-year museum-based geoscience outreach program
Graham Edwards, Dartmouth College; Gavin Piccione, University of California-Santa Cruz; Marisa Gomez, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
We evaluate a 4-year (2018–2022) museum-based geoscience outreach program hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and featuring geoscience PhD students. From 2018-2022, the program consisted of ...

Who's going outside? A survey on field trip practices in Introductory Courses
Avery Shinneman, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Relatively good data exist on the frequency of field-based coursework offered to upper division students in earth and environmental sciences nationally as well as the skills they aim to develop and foster in ...

Undergraduate Research in the First Two Years
Kaatje van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College; John McDaris, Carleton College
Undergraduate research experiences can be deeply impactful for student learning of content and skills as well as for identity development. Early exposure to authentic research has been shown to improve recruitment, ...