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)

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

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

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

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

CUAHSI Education and Outreach Programs
Emily Geosling and Jennifer Arrigo, CUAHSI As a university consortium operating on a national scale, CUAHSI has a unique role to provide our university community members with support and opportunities to integrate ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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 ...

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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

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