Theme: Program Design

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

How is your Program Helping Students Prepare for the Jobs they Want? WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 220

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

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In this workshop, we will help you make more explicit connections between the skills you are building in your geoscience programs and the skills that geoscience employers (and graduate schools) are seeking. You ...
Building Stronger Multidisciplinary Departments: Navigating a department merger AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 32

Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College

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This workshop is designed for members of geology, geography, atmospheric sciences, and/or environmental science/studies departments/programs who have recently merged or are considering a merger. Workshop ...
Place-based education for effective geoscience outreach: Caltech GO-Outdoors ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm E Building 220

Shaelyn Silverman, California Institute of Technology
Juliet Ryan-Davis, California Institute of Technology
Caltech GO-Outdoors 2020-2023, California Institute of Technology
Hannah Dion-Kirschner, California Institute of Technology

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Caltech is situated in Pasadena, where the public school district does not offer any dedicated geoscience courses. Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves a racially diverse student population, 71% of whom ...
Creating connections at sea - HBCUs and STEMSEAS ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm E Building 220

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Shondricka Burrell, Morgan State University
Emmanuel Atta-Obeng, Coppin State University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Loretta Williams Gurnell, SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation
Dwight Ebanks, Savannah State University
Justin Ballenger, Morehouse College
Dawn Lewis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University

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The STEMSEAS project aims to increase the number and diversity of undergraduate students who participate in scientific expeditions and enter the fields of Earth and ocean sciences. The STEMSEAS leadership team ...
Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm E Building 220

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Climate Justice in Academia: A Graduate Student-Led Initiative for Learning, Community, and Action POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Kira Fish, University of California-Los Angeles
Sara Graves, University of California-Los Angeles
Surabhi Biyani, University of California-Los Angeles

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It is well established that climate change disproportionately affects traditionally marginalized groups, including low income communities, people of color, and the global South. Despite this reality, climate ...
Recruiting Experience - Early Results from Targeted Strategies at Baylor University POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Wayne Hamilton, Baylor University
Joe Yelderman Jr., Baylor University
Sharon Browning, Baylor University

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K-12 curriculum can affect career choices and potential college majors. Worldwide events such as a pandemic, petroleum prices, and changing climate can also affect these choices. Baylor University has employed ...
The Impacts of a First-Year Seminar on Academic and Career Planning for Earth System Science Students at UCI POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Elizabeth Crook, University of California-Irvine
Julie Ferguson, University of California-Irvine

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Retention of students in geoscience fields, particularly of traditionally underrepresented groups, remains a nationally recognized concern. Many studies have shown that first-year seminars can have a positive ...
Teaching physics in context for environmental science and policy majors POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Julie Ferguson, University of California-Irvine
Elizabeth Crook, University of California-Irvine

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It is common for traditional geoscience majors to take at least a year of core STEM courses, including chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. At UC Irvine, these introductory courses are often large (400+ ...
Increasing STEM Interest through a Placed-Based Interdisciplinary Field Course for TRIO High School Students POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
Chelsie Romulo, University of Northern Colorado
Andrew Creekmore, University of Northern Colorado
Sarah Johnson, Wild Rose Education
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting

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We piloted a field-based summer bridge program for Upward Bound enrolled high school students (a federal TRIO program). Longterm, our goal is to recruit, support, and retain historically underrepresented and ...
Science and communication at sea: The JR Academy for undergraduate students POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Laurel Childress, Texas A & M University

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The JR Academy is a program for undergraduate students on the ocean drilling vessel, JOIDES Resolution (JR). Designed to inspire students toward geoscience topics and careers, it was held in February 2023 for the ...
Designing for bidirectional community-university learning: The Community Resilience integrated into an Earth System Science Learning Ecosystem (CRESSLE) project POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Banner, The University of Texas at Austin
Didey Montoya, The University of Texas at Austin
Lucy Atkinson, The University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Bixler, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Duke, The University of Texas at Austin
Angela D. R. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting

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Action for community resilience and environmental justice demands new educational structures, routines and practices that more equitably and productively integrate academic geoscience with local community-based ...
Creating an Online Learning Environment about Geoscience Careers and Licensure AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 217

Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Overview Student recruitment, retention and diversity can be improved by providing students with timely information on careers in earth science and related fields, and information on professional licensing ...
Essential factors to consider when partnering with and creating youth diversity outreach programs ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm E Building 202

Leah Turner, The University of Texas at Austin

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GeoFORCE Texas at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences is a very large, well-funded youth diversity outreach program created to introduce high school students to STEM, especially the geosciences. ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...
Using Student-Focused Design to Develop an Undergraduate Earth Science Course POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Janel Ancayan, California State University-Long Beach
Alyssa Abbey, California State University-Long Beach

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Course-based research experiences (CBREs) and applying scientific skills to "real" problems have been shown to increase students' interest and retention in STEM fields (e.g., Papendieck et al., 2018; ...
Oxnard College’s Earth Science, Oceanography, & Geology Program Integrated with Field Trips of Extinct Volcanic Centers, Hydrocarbon Seeps, and Shoreline Sand Migration in Central and Southern CA POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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Our Oxnard College students are involved in learning about Oceanography, Geology, and Earth Science in the Ventura County area. Learning is combined with Canvas course software supporting textbook instruction, and ...
The Groundwater Project – A Global Initiative to Serve Humanity and our Planet's Ecology by Making Groundwater Knowledge Freely Available POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

John Cherry, Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute / Emeritus University of Waterloo
Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Groundwater makes up 99 % of all liquid freshwater and is essential for sustaining biodiversity, food production, and climate adaptation. Although the future of humanity is closely tied to groundwater, there is a ...