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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Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Geosciences at a Two-Year College
Kaatje van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College
Kaatje Kraft, Physical Science, Mesa Community College Research supports that undergraduate research (UGR) is critical for preparing students to be successful in STEM domains. In addition, there is evidence that ...
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 ...
Geology at NOVA: Important ideas that are failing to reach everyone
Callan Bentley, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Callan Bentley, Math, Science and Engineering, Northern Virginia Community College Part I: No plan for minorities, and the data show it At Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, we have no ...
Attracting Students to the Geosciences with a First-Semester Dune Research Experience
Deanna van Dijk, Calvin College
Deanna van Dijk, Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College × For the past three years, the First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES): Dunes project has been inviting ...
Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS): Engaging and Supporting Historically Underrepresented Students in the Geosciences
Aisha Morris, National Science Foundation
Aisha Morris, Education and Community Engagement, UNAVCO Over the past 9 years, UNAVCO supported 44 interns through Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS), an NSF-funded multi-year, ...
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) ...
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 ...