Steven Anderson

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

University of Northern Colorado

For the past 8 years, Steve has served as the Director of the Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute at the University of Northern Colorado. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and is the Winchester Distinguished Faculty in Science Education. Specializing primarily in field courses, he has taught for the Semester at Sea program, Black Hills State University, the University of Pittsburgh's Honors College, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. Funded primarily through the NSF and NASA, his research in volcanology, planetary geology, and geoscience education has led to more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, including 2 in Nature. His geoscience education work involves conceptual understanding (he coauthored the Geoscience Concept Inventory with Dr. Julie Libarkin) and building a geoscience program from scratch as the sole geoscience faculty member at Black Hills State University.

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Curriculum & Student Assessment; Routes to Recruitment part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
After two years working in the Assessment Leadership Institute (ALI) at the University of Northern Colorado, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty crafted student learning outcomes based on ...

Student Understanding of Food-Energy-Water Nexus Concepts in Introductory Interdisciplinary Environmental Programs part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session V
To better inform teaching, curricular decision-making, and management of college-level environmental programs (EPs), we are investigating environmental students' foundational knowledge, alternative ...

Getting (and Keeping) Northern Colorado Students in the Door: Broadening Participation by Attracting and Supporting All Students part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
Strategies to broaden participation in geosciences are varied. Many in the geosciences know we can do a better job, but how? The InTeGrate implementation program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNCo) ...

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University of Northern Colorado - Inviting diverse students to sustain their future part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:University of Northern Colorado
× The faculty at the University of Northern Colorado set about increasing the recruitment and retention of students in geoscience, including a focus on increasing the diversity of those students. Their ...