Theme: Student Learning

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Student Learning.

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 ...
Bringing visual groundwater teaching tools and field experiences into K-12 teaching WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Peter Kang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Carmen Gavin Vanegas, South High School
Mathew Winbigler, Cloquet High School
Michael Chen, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Did you know that about 99% of global unfrozen freshwater is stored in groundwater systems? Many people are aware of the need to protect the surface water in our lakes and streams, but most do not know much about ...
ENGAGE Your Students as Critical Readers: Connecting Science News to the Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 201-20

Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania

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In 2022, Eos: Science News by AGU will launch ENGAGE (Eos News: Geoscience and Global Events) in partnership with SERC's Teach the Earth. This workshop will introduce educators to the resource, including how ...
Using 'Design our Climate Simulation' to spark discussion about climate change solutions in K-16 classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Andrea Bair, Delta College

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Looking for a positive, empowering, and flexible tool to introduce climate change solutions to your students? The "Design Our Climate" simulation lets anyone explore strategies using existing technologies ...
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 ...
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 ...
Engaging students in the scientific process: A case study of inquiry within five introductory geology courses ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm Tate 101

Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kelsey Bitting, Elon University
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

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Introductory geology courses provide crucial opportunities to learn how to apply scientific information and practices, and help recruit students to the major. As such, high quality instruction is important, ...
Characteristics of student interest in online introductory geology labs ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Tate 101

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kelsey Bitting, Elon University

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Inquiry-based lab activities offer students opportunities to engage in authentic geoscience learning experiences in which they also interact with their instructors and peers. We hosted a 2020 EER workshop in which ...
Building an Inclusive Mineralogy Classroom through Alternative Assessment ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Tate 105

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College

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In the spring of 2021, I made a drastic change to my teaching: I dumped grades. I stopped giving numerical or letter-grades on assignments and tests. Instead, I provided only written feedback and asked students to ...
Assessing students' perceived skill acquisition and growth in a face-to-face geology field camp ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Tate 101

Lancen Tully, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Dave Barbeau, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geology field camp (field camp) is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum at many geology programs in the United States. Field camp is generally a capstone course for juniors and seniors where 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 ...
Assessing Student Transdisciplinary Thinking about Sustainability through Wicked Problems ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 101

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
David Szymanski, Bentley University
Otgontsetseg Erhemjamts, Bentley University
Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University
Christine Mooney, Northern Illinois University
Rick Oches, Bentley University
John Ritter, Wittenberg University
Rachel Wilson, Wittenberg University
Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College

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To address the wicked problems of sustainability in a global economy, students need instruction that drives them to use systems thinking and integrate ideas from across multiple disciplines. The NSF-funded ...
Teaching Earth's Climate Using a Student Friendly Global Climate Model ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Tate 101

Kimberly Carroll Steward, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington

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Increasing consensus about anthropogenic changes to Earth's climate within the scientific community is not fully reflected in current public opinion, suggesting that work needs to be done in fostering climate ...
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. ...
Online content 'miner's - approaches to enhance student engagement, learning, and critical thinking ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:45pm Tate 105

David Harwood, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Student engagement and learning is enhanced through exploration and 'mining' internet content, specifically short videos shared and discussed asynchronously with peers. This approach enables students to ...
Open Historical Geology Lab Manual SHARE-A-THON
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University

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I have generated the first draft of an open access lab manual for Historical Geology that includes 12 "investigations", which are a combination of skills training, guided inquiry and independent research. ...
Using the Simons CMAP data portal to investigate oceanographic processes SHARE-A-THON
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Tansy Clay Burns, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (Simons CMAP) data portal as a way to compare data from three different ocean observing methods (ships, autonomous vehicles, and ...
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 ...
Creative Final Project SHARE-A-THON
Sabrina Brown, Defiance College

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I use this activity as a final project in my introductory courses. Students are asked to choose a topic covered during the course and develop a creative project surrounding this topic. Students are also required to ...
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 ...
Where in the World is Mineral Sandiego TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm Bruininks 131A

Angela Daneshmand, Santiago Canyon College

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Where in the World is Mineral Sandiego is an educational game that allows students to practice identifying locations using coordinates while indirectly teaching about mineral occurrences around the globe. In this ...
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 ...
Using art to enhance science engagement and understanding AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Lindsey Kenyon, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jennifer Taylor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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This workshop is designed to introduce the concept of using art in the classroom as both a teaching and assessment tool as well as in outreach efforts to reach a broader audience. We will provide examples and ideas ...
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 ...
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 ...
SLATES: SERVICE-LEARNING FOR TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS REGION (2017-2021) POSTER SESSION
Richard Langford, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
Rob Rohrbaugh, El Paso Community College

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The SLATES (Service Learning Activities Targeting the Earth Sciences) program is focused on expanding service learning opportunities for undergraduates at the Hispanic serving University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) ...
A 3D model of thermohaline circulation to support learning in an undergraduate introductory oceanography course POSTER SESSION
Caleb Flaim, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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Thermohaline circulation is a foundational concept in introductory undergraduate oceanography courses required for advanced learning in upper-level oceanography courses. Thermohaline circulation describes the ...
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 ...
Teaching atmosphere, ocean, and planetary fluid dynamic fundamentals vividly with rotating tanks WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Spencer Hill, Princeton University
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Iowa State University
Juan Lora, Yale University
Jordyn Moscoso, University of California-Los Angeles
Indrani Ganguly, Iowa State University
Norris Khoo

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Participants will each receive a hands-on, do-it-yourself rotating fluid dynamics kit (https://diynamics.github.io). The workshop will convey how to build and modify this kit; how to use it to teach fundamental concepts on ocean, atmosphere and climate processes; and discuss how best to adapt these kits to the needs of different learning environments.
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, University of Colorado at Boulder

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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 ...
Undergraduate Research in the First Two Years AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Bruininks 131A

Kaatje van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College
John McDaris, Carleton College

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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, ...
Using an online storm chasing game as a vehicle to teach meteorology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Tate 105

Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University-Main Campus
Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus
Ryan Koopmans, Simchi Corp.

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This presentation will describe the integration of a no-cost, web-based, online game (Stormslam) in a meteorology-focused, general science course at Purdue University in Spring 2021. In Stormslam, players engage in ...
Data show that ALL students do better when Introductory Geology course is adapted to actively and equitably include visually impaired students ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Tate B20

Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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Educators work within a system that expects us to address the learning needs of all our students, which can be challenging, particularly given the status of funding, resources, and time available to us, it can ...
Development of Socially and Ethically Articulate Science Identities in a Broader Impacts of Science Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Tate B20

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Flavio S. Azevedo, The University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin

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Students in the geosciences and other sciences may have few opportunities in their academic curriculum to think systematically about the individual and social values that influence their disciplinary pursuits. ...
Learning and Identity Work in a Field-based Introductory Geology Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate B20

Christopher J. Bell, The University of Texas at Austin
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Fernando Rey, The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
David Mohrig, The University of Texas at Austin

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Place- and field-based learning experiences have been shown to contribute to students' understandings of the earth as a complex system and strengthen their scientific identities. At the same time, ...
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 ...
Challenges and Successes of Teaching Lab-Based Earth Science Courses Remotely ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:30pm Tate 105

Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Donna Whitney, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Teaching labs online during the pandemic has been a challenge faced by many instructors in courses designed for in-person delivery. In petrology courses, labs rely nearly entirely on the observation of rocks in ...
Virtual strike and dip – advancing inclusive and accessible field geology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Tate B20

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
Pejman Sajjadi, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Hannah Riegel, Appalachian State University
Jiawei Huang, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jiayan Zhao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bart Masters, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Accessibility and inclusivity in field geology have become increasingly important issues to address in geoscience education and have long been set aside due to the tradition of field geology and the laborious task ...
Student-built acoustic sensors for hands-on learning in the earth sciences TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:30pm-1:50pm Bruininks 131B

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Claire C McKinley, University of California-Davis
Robert Levine, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the concept and function of acoustics within the geosciences using inexpensive and commercially available sensor building materials. Several adaptations of this activity ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mapping motion direction to color in seismic ground motion visualizations: a tool for teaching and outreach. POSTER SESSION
Maximiliano Bezada, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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The increase in seismometer density on a continental scale since the start of the EarthScope project has enabled the community to produce visualizations of the propagating wavefield from local and teleseismic ...
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 ...