Deana Pennington

Department of Geological Sciences

University of Texas at El Paso

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (3)

Participatory Modelling: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understand Stakeholder Awareness, Critical Thinking and Collaborative Reasoning About Water Scarcity. part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Freshwater is a scarce natural resource in the Paso del Norte Region and continues to be threatened by the increase in demand and environmental stressors. The projected increase of water use along with rising ...

EMBeRS: A New Method for Igniting Interdisciplinary Learning, Synthesis and Convergence part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Many of humanity's most pressing issues are socio-environmental, and as such, are ill-structured, "wicked" problems. Investigating wicked problems requires a collaborative process that includes ...

Addressing student readiness for data-intensive science — takeaways from other disciplines' efforts and prospects for the earth sciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The current research landscape has seen an undeniable increase in data-intensive science, consistent with the impact of "big data" in every corner of our society. Within this arena, high volume, ...

Other Contributions (4)

Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Socio-Environmental Synthesis (EMBeRS) part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
A key competency for scientists is the ability to work effectively in teams composed of people who are from different disciplines and may hold very different perspectives. The EMBeRS program specializes in methods for training students to integrate the knowledge into a shared vision of work they could do together.

Research on Cognitive Domain in Geoscience Learning: Quantitative Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Use of Models part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Cognitive - Problem Solving, Quantitative Reasoning, Models
Download a pdf of this chapterKim A. Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Deana Pennington, The University of Texas at El Paso; and Vic Ricchezza, University of ...

Developing Student Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Leadership Capacity to Address Wicked Problems part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Morning Workshops:Developing Student Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Leadership Capacity to Address Wicked Problems
NOTE: This workshop is now being offered as a Tuesday round table discussion rather than a morning workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Developing Student Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Leadership Capacity to Address Wicked Problems part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Roundtable Discussions
This roundtable will address one of the biggest challenges for higher education, that is, training students to create effective interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary linkages to address the many "wicked ...