Laura Rademacher

Geological and Environmental Sciences

University of the Pacific

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Non-traditional and under-represented students in hydrogeology: Learning by discovery in an urban environment part of Hydrogeology:Activities
An example of student-driven, instructor-guided field experiments on a budget. Schools that cater to under-represented students are often those with limited resources, however, student-driven discovery in the field ...

Back of the Envelope Calculations: Renewable Energy part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
This is an example of a back of the envelope calculation of the payback period for a renewable energy installation.

Course (1)

Its Not Easy Being Green part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This course will address the real-life challenges of environmental sustainability through examination of the scientific, socio-economic, and political factors that govern sustainability in complex systems. ...

Essay (1)

Making Connections between Geoscience and Sustainability part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Laura Rademacher, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of the Pacific My approach to teaching sustainability in an interdisciplinary context has evolved out of years of teaching about the Earth and the ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Do InTeGrate materials increase scientific understanding among women? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate geoscience teaching materials were developed to link societal challenges to geologic concepts in order to improve Earth literacy in undergraduate students. These curricular products span topics from ...

Other Contribution (1)

Laura Rademacher: Environmental Science for Informed Citizens at University of the Pacific part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
My course is an introductory environmental science course, which began as a traditional lecture and lab class. Over time, I've incorporated more opportunities for active learning in the classroom. The additional time spent engaging more deeply with topics has come at the expense of breadth, however, students respond favorably to spending additional time on the topics they find most compelling. The incorporation of integrate modules has provided new opportunities for active learning in the classroom. Most of the modules lead students through case studies, many of which are focused on regions outside of California. As most of my students are from California, the modules have been particularly compelling as they broaden my students' perspectives on these issues.