Suzanne O'Connell

E&ES, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Wesleyan University

I am a paleoceanographer/sedimentologist at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I have many passions, but two near the top are scientific ocean drilling (SOD) and DEI. I was inspired to learn more about SOD as an undergraduate and have been involved in SOD since 1978 when I was the Science Coordinator for JOIDES, based at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Since then, I have proceeded to participate in SOD in many capacities. Part of my PhD research was based on data and cores from Leg 96, the last voyage of the Glomar Challenger. I went on to be a staff scientist for ODP and since then have served in many capacities, twice on USAC, distinguished lecturer, workshops and most importantly, almost all of my research students, many from diverse backgrounds, have done research on SOD samples.

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Teaching Sedimentology Using Modern and Ancient Comparisions part of Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
As sedimentolotigsts much or our work involes looking at modern depostional environments to interpret past environments. Thi class used repeated comparisons to teach sedimentology.

Conference Presentation (1)

Assessing geoscience major learning objectives using a course-based undergraduate field research experience part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
A key question is how successful geoscience bachelor's degree programs are at building skills students require for future success. In Wesleyan University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences ...

Other Contributions (2)

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 ...

Air Quality Measurements and Potential Health Effects part of Metacognition:Classroom Tactics
Contributors: Jim McDougal, Wumi Alabi, Suzanne O'Connell Developed at the 2008 workshop, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience. Course level: intro Description of the metacognitive tactic: Analyze ...


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Workshop Participant (18 workshops)

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