Geology, Math and Science, Geosciences, Physical Science (Geology Program)
Highline Community College
I am an instructor at Highline Community College who teaches a wide variety of geoscience courses including Geologic Catastrophes. I also am a 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 PhD in volcanology is from the University of California Santa Barbara and my Bachelor's degree in Geology is from Carleton College.
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.
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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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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 (7)
A Program Model for Engaging a Community: Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) is a multi-year national professional development program for geoscience faculty in two-year colleges (2YCs) that enabled broad and ...
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Physical Geology and Quantitative Geology at Highline Community College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Instuctor: Eric Baer, Carla Whittington, Matthew von der Ahe, and Mike Valentine Enrollment: 3-20 Challenges to using math in introductory geoscience As the most diverse community college in Washington State and ...