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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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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)

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)

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) ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

Geoscience Community College Programs of Societal Relevance and Importance in the Wind River Basin and Range
Suki Smaglik, Laramie County Community 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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

SAFL/NCED: Promoting broadened participation through networking, mentoring, team building, and institutional change.
Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Diana Dalbotten, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory/National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities For a decade and more, the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) has been ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

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