Monica Bruckner

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

I am part of the SERC webteam and work as a web content developer and evaluation associate. This involves working with SERC collaborators and contributors to build and support web pages and modules, supporting webinars and workshops - both virtual and face-to-face, and working with the SERC evaluation team to evaluate workshops, events, materials, and projects hosted by SERC and its collaborators.

I earned a MS in Earth Science from Montana State University, Bozeman, and a BA in Geology from Augustana College. My Master's thesis and senior thesis focused on glacial geology; the former involving hydrology and biogeochemistry of meltwater in a proglacial environment in the Yukon and the latter, glacial movement dynamics at the Matanuska Glacier, AK.  I have had experience with teaching 4th grade students in Big Sky, MT, as a fellow in the NSF GK-12 program during grad school. I also had experience with developing teaching materials as part of an internship with the Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation District during my undergraduate work at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.   

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Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (10)

Resources for Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Teach the NGSS part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Over 100,000 students obtain a bachelor's degree in education every year; these students most commonly encounter the geosciences through a general education course, and it may be the only geoscience course ...

On the Cutting Edge: Demonstrating Impact on Teaching part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Established in 2002 with funding from NSF, more than 1800 geoscience faculty, post-docs and graduate students have participated in On the Cutting Edge (CE) professional development workshops. The CE website, ...

Replicating the effects ongoing treatment through sustained networks: the Impact of the On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty (CE) on faculty learning about teaching part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
An interview study of 15 geoscience faculty characterized how some Cutting Edge (CE) workshop participants develop networks of support to sustain changes in teaching, following a workshop experience. These networks ...

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Need, Opportunities and Strategies part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Ethics education is increasingly important in the professional training of geoscientists. Funding agencies (NSF) require training of graduate students in the responsible conduct of research, employers are ...

Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future with the InTeGrate Website part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
One of the main project goals of InTeGrate, Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future, is to greatly increase the number of undergraduate students that are ready to creatively, effectively, ...

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
It is important that we prepare tomorrow's scientists, decision makers, and communities to address the societal impacts of a changing climate. In order to respond to, manage, and adapt to those changes, ...

Nanotechnology in STEM: Incorporating nanotechnology across the geoscience curriculum part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Nanoscience is largely underrepresented in Geoscience research and is almost completely absent in the Geoscience curriculum. However, nanoparticles contribute substantially to energetics and mass balance in all ...

Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future through the InTeGrate Project part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate supports teaching about Earth in the context of sustainability across the curriculum through curricula development and strengthening programs to increase undergraduate students' Earth literacy and ...

Reformed teaching in geoscience classrooms: How engaged are our students and what can we do to engage them more? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
A team of trained observers made direct observations of 204 unique geoscience classes across the US using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). Observed classes were taught by faculty of diverse ...

Succeeding in Your Transition to Faculty Life with Support of the Community and Resources on the SERC Website part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
If you are just beginning, or are about to begin, a career as a faculty member, you are probably wondering how to balance teaching, research, and other demands on your time, so that you can succeed without having ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Far Western Section

Workshop Participant (44 workshops)

Early Career 2019
July 2019 Staff
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees
July 2019
Early Career 2018
July 2018 Staff
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2018 Attendees
July 2018
Early Career Workshop 2016
July 2016 Staff
ITG Materials Design Rubric Webinar 2015
August 2015 Staff
InTeGrate for 2YC - Rendezvous15
July 2015
GeoEthics 2014
June 2014 Staff
Risk and Resilience Workshop 2014
May 2014 Staff
Career Prep Workshop 2013
July 2013 Staff
Oceanography Workshop 2013
June 2013
March 6-8 2013 InTeGrate Engineering Workshop
March 2013 Staff
Career Prep Workshop 2012
June 2012 Staff
Career Development April 2012
April 2012 Staff
CE Problem Solving Journal Club 2012
January 2012 Staff
Pursuing an Academic Career Jan 2012
January 2012 Staff
CE-CUR Undergraduate Research Soiree
October 2011 Staff
Career Development June 2011
June 2011 Staff
Career Prep Workshop 2011 Participants
June 2011 Staff
Career Development May 2011
May 2011 Staff
Career Development April 2011
April 2011 Staff
Climate and Energy Book Club Feb 11, 2011
February 2011 Staff
Career Development Feb 2011
February 2011 Staff
Career Development Jan 2011
January 2011 Staff
Teaching About Earth's Climate Using Data and Numerical Models
October 2010 Staff
Career Prep Workshop 2010
July 2010 Staff
Geochemistry 2010
June 2010 Staff
Early Career Workshop 2010
June 2010 Staff
Designing Effective and Innovative Courses - 2010
May 2010 Staff
Teaching Service Learning in the Geosciences
February 2010 Staff
Academic Prep Alumni
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2017 mini-workshop: Maximizing Learning within Active Learning Studio Classrooms
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2017 mini-workshop: Doing Citizen Science with NASA and The GLOBE Program
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2017 mini-workshop: Communicating Science to the Public
Earth Education for Sustainable Societies Workshop: Leaders
Earth Educators Rendezvous 2019 mini-workshop: Data Labs: Using Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) Data to Engage Students in Oceanography
Goldschmidt Conference Workshop 2018 Participants
NanoEarth Workshop 2018
Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities
Marine Geology Using GEODE
Making the Most of your Intro Course
Earth Education for Sustainable Societies Workshop 2019
Climate and Energy Webinar Participants Jan, 2011
Career Development May 2012

Webinar Participant (14 webinars)