Alissa Kotowski

McGill University

Hi! I'm currently a Wares Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University in Montreal. My research focuses broadly on deformation at plate boundaries, to understand how rocks as a whole and minerals as individuals respond to stress over tectonic and seismic timescales. I employ field-based structural observations and laboratory-based microstructural analysis, petrology, geochronology, and experiments to understand metamorphism and deformation mechanisms. I'm also passionate about improving Geoscience education and community diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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Conference Presentations (2)

Utilizing Backwards Design to create a Blended, Multicontext learning framework in a field-based Geoscience course part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session IV
GeoFORCE is an out-of-school-time high school program that strives to increase the number of minoritized students pursuing STEM and Geoscience by exposing students to Geoscience through week-long field-based ...

Mirroring minoritized students' cultures in the classroom and field can improve Geoscience diversity part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session III
The incorporation of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in out-of-school time (OOST) Geoscience courses has not led to significant increases in the number of minoritized students that pursue Geoscience. Previous studies ...