Theme: Student Learning

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

Applied Geoscience Education: Engaging with Society for Sustainability WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217

Jeffrey Greenberg, Wheaton College (IL)
Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Gregory Wessel, Geology in the Public Interest (nonprofit)
Ted Smith, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

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Workshop participants will discuss and share their current approaches to applied geosciences education, explore materials from the SERC InTeGrate Project and other sources, and develop an action plan for including ...
Beyond Your Classroom: Building Effective Geoscience Activities for Improved Student Learning with a Teacher Audience in Mind WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union

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Participants will be introduced to the Teach the Earth (TTE) portal to find existing resources to adopt or adapt for their own classrooms. Attendees will develop their own activity and work through the Teach the ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 10

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Lynsey LeMay, Virginia Peninsula Community College
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University

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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 ...
Teaching Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics with Interactive Demonstrations WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 205

Jordyn E Moscoso, University of California-Santa Cruz
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kaylie Cohanim, Princeton University
Rodrigo Rodakoviski, University of California-Los Angeles
Rachel Tripoli, University of California-Los Angeles
william church, CRCS

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Weather, ocean, and climate processes are often notoriously difficult for students and educators to conceptualize. In this three-day workshop, participants will gain knowledge using simple experiments to create ...
Increasing Representation of Diverse Geoscientists with Geoscientist Spotlights in Introductory Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 2

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Connor Chilton, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geoscientist Spotlights, modeled off of Scientist Spotlights, offer an opportunity for more students to see themselves as geoscientists. These short, reflective writing assignments can be used across a wide range ...
Defining Learning Goals and Assessing Learning through an Active Learning Lens AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pierre Lu, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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This interactive 2.5-hour workshop will engage participants in (1) defining learning goals for a course they already teach or plan to teach in the future and (2) discussing how student learning can be assessed ...
Field trips as multidimensional and transformative educational opportunities ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:30pm E Building 220

ling O'Connor, Pasadena City College

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Field trips, in the arms of nature of the great outdoors, provide a golden opportunity for facilitating multi-dimensional educational experiences, that address some of the current challenges we face in the technol ...
Teaching Deep Time Principles: Study Methodology and Phase I Survey Results
Monday 1:45pm E Building 202

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, Front Range Community College

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Teaching deep-time concepts, especially geologic time, can help instructors impart an understanding of the big ideas in geology and the biography of the Earth to their students (Dodick, 2003a; Ervin-Blankenheim, ...
Climate Outreach in Undergraduate Programs: A Student Perspective ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:30pm E Building 220

Gabrielle Brown, Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Janel Hanrahan, Northern Vermont University

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Many students desire to become better communicators on anthropogenic climate change but are easily intimidated by the topic and how it is discussed in society. This has increased the importance of having outlets ...
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 ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the June 2022 & January 2023 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Madelyn Petersen, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Joey Pasterski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sydney Beltran, Tennessee Technological University
Elyssa Rivera, Auburn University Main Campus
Beth Bartel, Michigan Technological University
Ashlesha Khatiwada, The University of Montana-Missoula
Nicole Wagner, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kiersten Crye, Georgia State University
Katie Withrow

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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 ...
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-Berkeley
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 ...
Teaching Teamwork: Project-based Learning in an Interdisciplinary Course Delivered by an Interdisciplinary Teaching Team POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Dana Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin
Hailun Ni, The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Hovorka, The University of Texas at Austin
Sahar Bakhshian, The University of Texas at Austin
Alex Bump, The University of Texas at Austin
Shuvajit Bhattacharya, The University of Texas at Austin

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Geoscience degree earners are entering workplaces in which they are expected to be productive members of multidisciplinary teams (Mosher and Keane, 2021), yet undergraduate and graduate students report having ...
Hands-on Lab Activity: Deep Water and Shallow Water Ocean Surface Waves POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Tamara Barriquand, Humboldt State University
Jessica Kleiss, Lewis & Clark College

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A sequence of hands-on lab activities allow students to visualize theoretical and observed ocean surface wave behavior through both a physical model (wave tank) and an analytical model (Matlab). For the analytical ...
Supporting Educators of Geosciences and Geophysics with EarthScope Consortium Resources POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Donna Charlevoix, EarthScope Consortium
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Earthscope Consortium
Michael Hubenthal, EarthScope
Tammy Bravo, EarthScope Consortium
Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
Shelley E Olds, EarthScope Consortium
Scott Johnson, EarthScope Consortium
Anika Knight, EarthScope Consortium
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, EarthScope Consortium
Justin Sweet, EarthScope Consortium

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IRIS Consortium and UNAVCO Inc. merged to form EarthScope Consortium on January 1, 2023. EarthScope Consortium operates the SAGE (seismology) and GAGE (geodesy) facilities funded by the National Science ...
Does modality matter? Comparing student learning and course satisfaction in face-to-face, hybrid and online sections of an introductory oceanography course POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Mikelle Nuwer, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Susanna Michael, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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There has been ongoing discussion about whether online and hybrid instruction is equally as effective as face-to-face instruction. To explore this question, we designed a comparative study to evaluate student ...
Evaluating the usability of the EzGCM climate modeling toolkit and its impact on undergraduate students' understanding of the climate modeling process and climate change science. POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Jena Brown, Auburn University Main Campus
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus
Mark Chandler, Auburn University Main Campus
Justin Zhou, Auburn University Main Campus

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Complex global climate models, or GCMs, are one of the primary tools used by scientists to make projections about the future of Earth's climate system. To properly deploy climate models, scientists utilize a ...
Implementation of a Climate Decision Support System in an Undergraduate Weather and Climate Classroom POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Haven Cashwell, Auburn University Main Campus
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus

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Climate education needs to include actionable items to resonate with those pupils who are learning about climate change (Anderson 2012). For this project, a Decision Support System (DSS) was used in a classroom lab ...
Coriolis Acceleration SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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This is an activity intended to get Oceanography students to look and understand components of an equation. I always do this when I see equations: Which terms are constants? Do you know the constant's value ...
An Inquiry-Based Approach to Rock Classification and Identification SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Sabrina Brown, Defiance College

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This series of three laboratory activities focused on igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, respectively, encourages inquiry-based interaction with the concepts of rock classification and identification. To ...
Scaffolded exercises in the design of an ocean observing study for introductory undergraduates SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This is a series of in-class worksheet activities which prompt students to design multiple ocean observing studies, each time using different tools, over the course of a quarter. Students are given the same ...
Paperless earthquake location SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian

Fred Marton, Bergen Community College

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Students are typically taught to locate earthquakes by deriving epicentral distances from S-P times. This activity replaces printed seismograms and travel time curves with Google Sheets/PowerPoint slides that they ...
Earthquake Gamification and Simulation in Geoscience Courses for Non-Majors TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm E Building 202

Elizabeth Montgomery, Palo Alto College

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Have you ever wondered about your effectiveness in engaging students in face-to-face, Zoom, or online settings? Attend this session to capture relevant and pragmatic strategies to engage audiences in active ...
Professional Development for Higher Education Science Faculty that Improves Student Learning ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Peter Cormas, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Min Li, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Louise Nicholson, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Sy Doan, RAND Corporation
Elizabeth Steiner, RAND Corporation

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Are you a higher education science faculty member who is or would like to create a professional development experience for your faculty that is most likely to impact student learning? In this roundtable, we will ...
WaGSS What a Geology Student Sees
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm E Building 202

Daina Hardisty, Mt. Hood Community College

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with an activity one of my former students named WaGSS ("What a Geology Student Sees" about Geomorphology-focused photos, based ...
FossilSketch: a web-based program for learning about microfossils
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm E Building 202

Christina Belanger, Texas A & M University
Anna Stepanova, Texas A & M University
Josh Cherian, Texas A & M University

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To enable instructors to integrate microfossil identification in their undergraduate courses, we developed FossilSketch, an interactive web-based educational tool that introduces students to micropaleontology and ...
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 ...
3D-Printed Educational Models in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 202

Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton

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The recent widespread accessibility of 3D printing now provides an opportunity for geoscience educators to produce their own affordable, high-quality models that students can hold and manipulate in their hands. ...
Gaming in the Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Ander Sundell, College of Western Idaho
Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula

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Tabletop Boardgames are currently experiencing a golden age not seen since the 1980s, with sales increasing more than 20% from spring 2019 to 2022. Currently, there are thousands of new games released each year ...
Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 104

Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Lauren Decker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Whether because of class size, grading time, or other constraints, sometimes we need to include multiple choice questions in our summative assessments. However, it is often difficult and time-consuming to write ...
Connecting with the Environment through Nature Journaling WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 10

Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder

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This workshop will guide participants through the process of incorporating nature journaling into their curriculum. We will discuss ways to blend reflective writing, field notetaking and sketching to enhance ...
Teaching with Geochemical Data: A collaborative workshop to identify barriers and find solutions WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217

Karin A. Block, CUNY City College
Hannah Adrienne Sweets, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Students frequently struggle when working with data. Handling solid earth geochemical data can be especially daunting as it requires a basic knowledge of stoichiometry, magma composition, and physical processes. ...
Getting the Most Out of your TA Experience WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Science Village 32

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Earthscope Consortium
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College

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In this workshop, we will help graduate students build their skills as teaching assistants (TAs) and articulate those skills in light of future careers. Participants will develop skills and confidence for ...
Designing Student-Centered Activities to Increase Engagement and Learning within Atmospheric Dynamics Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 104

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Zachary Handlos, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
John Knox, University of Georgia

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The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide participants an opportunity to develop their own hands-on, student-centered (i.e., active learning) dynamics activity that participants can then readily use within ...
Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Real Data - The EDDIE Way! WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 220

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Dax Soule, CUNY City College

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Please join us as we introduce you to the Project EDDIE resource collection – the results of an NSF-funded effort to create flexible classroom modules that aim to expose students to real-world data and practice ...
Ungrading for Equity: Developing assessment strategies that support learning for all students AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 2

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College
Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University
Gabrielle Brown, Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Easton Maxey, Vanderbilt University

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Ungrading is the practice of decentering or removing grades from the learning process to better support diverse student needs. It can help to reduce student stress and anxiety, stimulate more meaningful reflection ...
Using Geophysics to Address Societally-relevant, Urban and Environmental Real-world Questions in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 10

Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
John McDaris, Carleton College
Klaudio Peshtani, Rutgers University-Newark
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida

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Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications (IGUANA) Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. The IGUaNA project, ...
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. ...
Utilizing implicit perceptions of cultural similarity in teaching evolution – how religious students' perceptions of their instructors influences acceptance of evolution in the classroom ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm E Building 202

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

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Non-acceptance of biological evolution is prevalent in U.S. adults, including in college students across all disciplines. Previous studies have shown that even among college biology majors, non-acceptance of ...
Using Authentic Assessments in Introduction to Environmental Science at Spelman College ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm E Building 220

Jessica Terrien-Dunn, Spelman College
Aaliyah Beard, Spelman College
Karen Brakke, Spelman College
KatieAnn Skogsberg, Centre College

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Introduction to Environmental Science is a required course for Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors at Spelman College. It is also commonly taken by non-science majors because it fulfills their ...
Mind maps as an integration and decision making tool in introductory level Geohazards course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm E Building 220

Mercy Achang, University of Delaware
Lauren Kelly, University of Delaware

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Encouraging critical thinking and the integration of information to solve real-life problems is key as it assists in building lifelong learning skills applicable in any space. Helping students build these skills ...
Strategies for Teaching Intro Earth Science to STEM Majors ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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Many discussions about teaching introductory earth science focus on how to work with non-STEM majors but at a sizable number of institutions the majority, if not most students in an introductory class are STEM ...
Ice Core Science TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm E Building 202

Elizabeth Nagy, Pasadena City College
Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College
Bill Grosser, U.S. Ice Drilling Program

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Do you teach students about earth's cryosphere? You should! The Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Education and Outreach office offers free, downloadable resources (icedrill-education.org) related to earth's ...
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 ...
A Field Exercise on the Flow Regime: A Fundamental Concept in a Sedimentology Course POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Mario V Caputo, Emeritus Professor of Geology - Mt. San Antonio College

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In sedimentology courses, I emphasized the flow regime; how bedforms and their internal structure develop and transform at the sediment-water interface. It is essential for geology students to understand the flow ...
Engaging Students in Quantitative Reasoning through the Use of Large, Publicly Available Data Sets: Project EDDIE Modules POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Rebekka Darner, Illinois State University
Tom Meixner, The University of Arizona
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Catherine O'Reilly, Illinois State University
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Dax Soule, CUNY City College

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Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) aims to strengthen undergraduate students' quantitative reasoning and inquiry through utilizing large, authentic, publicly-available datasets ...
NASA's Citizen Science Projects: Another avenue for engaging students POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Nick Lang, NASA Headquarters
Michael S. Kelley, NASA Headquarters
Marc Kuchner, NASA Goddard

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Citizen science is a way for the public to actively contribute to scientific research. NASA supports multiple citizen science efforts (https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience) that provide individuals with varying ...