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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 ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

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 ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

An Urban University's Approach to Broadening Participation in Geoscience Training Programs
Christopher Atchison, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Chris Atchison, Geosciences, Georgia State University Georgia State University's campus is situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, adjacent to the state capital. GSU has an extremely diverse student body ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS): Engaging and Supporting Historically Underrepresented Students in the Geosciences
Aisha Morris, UNAVCO
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, ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

Recognizing the Advantages of an Endemic Diverse Population at Mesa Community College
Joanna Scheffler, Mesa Community College
Joanna Scheffler, Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College Diversity within the Physical Sciences Department at Mesa Community College (MCC) benefits from the diversity of the college population in general. We do ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Geosciences at a Two-Year College
Kaatje 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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 the only ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

Geology at NOVA: Important ideas that are failing to reach everyone
Callan Bentley, Northern 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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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