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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Trans-disciplinary undergraduate marine science research experience in Puerto Rico
Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina, Sciences, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Despite the enormous variety and socio-economic importance of marine resources in Puerto Rico, opportunities to conduct marine ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

The SOARS Program - Engaging Minority Students through Geoscience Research Experiences
Rebecca Haacker, NCAR/UCAR
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric and Related Sciences (SOARS) combines a summer internship with year-round mentoring, conference travel, and publishing support. During their ten week internship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), SOARS protégés get to choose a research topic and will explore it with the help of their scientific mentors. They also attend a weekly scientific communication workshop, seminars about graduate school and career choices, and complete end-of-summer poster and oral presentations. Topics of research span the broad field of climate and weather, including computing and engineering in support of the atmospheric sciences.

Institution Type: Non-minority-serving

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)

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

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

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

The International Boundary and Water Commission: Serving the Nation and Society in Minority, Veteran and Disability Recruitment in Water Management, Engineering and Environmental Issues for Today and Tomorrow.
Mark Howe, USIBWC
Mark Howe, Environmental Management Division, US State Dept, International Boundary and Water Commission The United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) have helped to promote ...

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

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 ...

Institution Type: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

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)