Eric Baer

Des Moines

Geology, Geosciences, Physical Science (Geology Program)

Highline Community College

I am an instructor at Highline College who teaches a wide variety of geoscience courses. I am a PI on the SAGE 2YC project to support geoscience and STEM education in two-year colleges and was PI on The Math You Need When You Need It, a project to develop and test online quantitative support modules for introductory geoscience students. I have a particular interest in developing a community of community college faculty to exchange information and ideas about the wide variety of roles that we fill. To that end, I have been involved in several projects that support 2YC faculty attendance and participation at the national meetings of the Geological Society of America. My Ph.D in volcanology is from the University of California Santa Barbara and my Bachelor's degree in Geology is from Carleton College.

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The Math You Need, When You Need It Math tutorials for students in introductory geosciences part of Math You Need
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (11)

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

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Essays (5)

SAGE Musings: Guided Pathways - A Challenge and an Opportunity For 2YC Geosciences part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
Guided Pathways is a national initiative/movement that has important implications for two-year college programs such as geoscience where students typically do not "discover" the discipline until they are ...

Conference Presentations (8)

Quantitative skills in courses for geoscience majors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday Poster Session
Application of quantitative skills in geoscience courses is a source of frustration for many faculty and a significant barrier to students. One response is to remove quantitative content from geoscience courses. ...

Other Contributions (4)

Successful Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Geoscience Majors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
With an aging geoscience workforce, employment opportunities in the geosciences remain robust, creating a demand for workers prepared as undergraduate majors in the geosciences. At the same time, participation of ...


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Webinar Participant (6 webinars)