Theme: Developing Geocompetencies

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Developing Geocompetencies.


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Information from Seismograms: Beyond Epicenters, For Even the Novice Student
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
An objective of many entry-level earthquake exercises is to use S-P wave travel time differences from multiple seismic stations, and then "triangulate" to determine the location of the epicenter of a ...

Mission to Mars: Teaching Space Exploration and Technology Through Low-Tech Rover Simulations
Juliane Gross, NASA; Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Lauren Neitzke-Adamo, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Many misconceptions about Planetary Sciences and exploration still exist today despite the progress that scientists and engineers have made over the last 50+ years. Much of these advancements have occurred on Mars, ...

Inquiry-based modeling in Earth Science
Beth Dushman, Howard Community College
Two activities are presented here, both using the Model-Based Inquiry method, in which students are introduced to a phenomenon, model an explanation, test those models with real scientific data, and share and ...

Paleontologists for a Day
Mattie Horne, Western Washington University; Robyn Mieko Dahl, Western Washington University
This activity uses hands-on interaction with 3D-modeled fossils to guide students and educators through an exploration of critical geoscience concepts (deep time, paleoclimate, functional morphology, and ...

Bergeron M&M's
Alicia Mullens, De Anza College
After explaining the concepts of Vapor Pressure and Saturation Vapor Pressure to my students, I use an "activity board" to represent a cloud along with M&M's to represent water vapor molecules to ...

Assessing geoscience major learning objectives using a course-based undergraduate field research experience
Phil Resor, Wesleyan University; Rachael Barlow, Wesleyan University; Tim Ku, Wesleyan University; Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University; Dana Royer, Wesleyan University; Kim Diver, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
A key question is how successful geoscience bachelor's degree programs are at building skills students require for future success. In Wesleyan University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences ...

Training about FAIR principles to support undergraduate students' research about water and energy
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington; Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington; Junaid Ahmad, The University of Texas at Arlington; Upendranath Chakravarthy, The University of Texas at Arlington; Steven Tanner McCullough, The University of Texas at Arlington; June Young Park, The University of Texas at Arlington; Jessica Eisma, The University of Texas at Arlington
Research experiences for undergraduate students (REUs) in the fields of water and energy not only enhance student learning but also bolster their self-efficacy to conduct independent research, provide valuable ...

Understanding feedback loops to approach systems-level thinking
An Nguyen, Temple University; Alexandra Davatzes, Temple University; Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Thomas Shipley, Temple University
Systems-level thinking and analysis, where a problem is viewed broadly as a whole rather than as its parts, is a necessary skill when attempting to solve systemic problems; one, however, which students can struggle ...

Where are Students Developing the Skills and Dispositions Needed for the Geoscience Workforce?
Kaelyn Lagerwall, Boise State University; Karen Viskupic, Boise State University; Anne Egger, Central Washington University; Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This study aims to identify trends in undergraduate geoscience course instruction and assess its impact on students' development of critical workforce skills and dispositions, with the goal of utilizing these ...

Guiding students to use evidence to support their scientific reasoning: Research Results
Kathy Browne, Rider University; Gabriela Smalley, Rider University; Andrea Drewes, Rider University; Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Scientific reasoning is complex and many of us have experienced our students struggling to excel in this skill. With NSF funding, we have been testing a strategy built into general education introductory ...