Essays on Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences
These essays were contributed in association with the February 2014 workshop on Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences held at Arizona State University. Workshop participants and community members submitted essays in response to the prompt:
Submit a 1-2 page essay describing how your programs help students understand the relevance of their learning about the Earth to issues they care about. What does it mean to be "societally important" and "relevant" to your student population? How does this work inform the department's work throughout the cycle of attracting new students, supporting them through the major, and preparing them for careers?
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Maintaining Undergraduate Geoscience Education Excellence in a Climate of Emerging Research Institution
Tania Anders, Mt. San Antonio College
Tania Anders, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), a Hispanic-serving Institution, is currently seeking status of ...
Using hazards to engage students
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
Eric Baer, Geosciences, Highline Community College Highline Community College is located in the Puget Sound region and therefore our students live with multiple geologic hazards including earthquakes, mass ...
Copper Triangle Pilot Project: Enhancing Opportunities for Geoscience Studies and Careers in a Culturally Diverse, Underserved Rural Mining Area
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Steven Semken, Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus The Copper Triangle Pilot Project (CTPP) is an NSF Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity grant project (GEO-1108044) ...
Developing a strong Geology Program at the University of Puerto Rico
Hernan Santos, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Hernan Santos, Department of Geology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez The University of Puerto Rico offers a Master and a Bachelors degree in Geology at the Mayagüez Campus. The Geology Department is composed ...
Infusing Relevant, Community-Based Environmental Investigations into Introductory Environmental and Geoscience Curriculum
Julie Maxson, Metropolitan State University
Julie Maxson, Natural Sciences, Metropolitan State University Because the majority of Metropolitan State University students are adult residents of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul) they are strongly ...
Importance of role models, introductory courses, and outreach to increasing the number of majors in geosciences
Larry Braile, Purdue University-Main Campus
Lawrence W. Braile, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University-Main Campus Many of us have likely had experience with the following ideas and strategies for increasing the number of geosciences ...
Making geoscience more relevant: A game of catch up
Phil Stokes, The University of Arizona
Philip Stokes, Geosciences, The University of Arizona To learn more about public attitudes towards geoscience, we collected data from 92 local middle school students who attended a geoscience-themed outreach event ...
Learning about the Earth at the University of South Alabama
Carol Sawyer, University of South Alabama
Carol Sawyer, Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama With the University of South Alabama being a primary region-serving institution, students are most concerned about all aspects of the coastal environment ...
Geoscience Community College Programs of Societal Relevance and Importance in the Wind River Basin and Range
Suki Smaglik, Yakima Valley College
Suzanne M (Suki) Smaglik, Health & Science, Central Wyoming College Central Wyoming College, Fremont County, WY, is in a unique situation: being within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation ...
Outreach, Diversity, and Education at LacCore and the Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office, University of Minnesota
Amy Myrbo, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Amy Myrbo, LacCore, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities For our student interns and researchers to feel that they and their work are "societally important" and "relevant," they need to see the ...