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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Recruiting and graduating a rapidly diversifying student body at Humboldt State University
Brandon Schwab, Western Carolina University
Brandon Schwab, Geology, Humboldt State University The Humboldt State University Geology Department has an opportunity to dramatically increase the diversity of its undergraduate population as campus demographics ...
Outreach, Diversity, and Education at LacCore and the Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office, University of Minnesota
Amy Myrbo, Science Museum of MN
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 ...
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 ...
Creating a Thriving Geoscience Program at a Small, Minority-Serving Public University
Dirk Baron, California State University-Bakersfield
Dirk Baron, Geological Sciences, California State University, Bakersfield × California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is located in Kern County in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. It is ...
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 ...
Building context for Students in Environmental Sciences
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Gary Weissmann, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico-Main Campus Preamble to essay: This work represents only one opinion and set of observations about the Environmental Sciences degree program ...