Elizabeth Nagy

Pasadena City College

Elizabeth is a Professor of Geology at Pasadena City College in California. She received her Ph.D. in Geology from Caltech in 1997. She is involved in many aspects of K-16 professional development and geoscience education, and has participated in several large-scale projects such as InTeGrate and SAGY2YC. Most of all she enjoys teaching and finding new ways to make course work relevant and meaningful to her students.

Project Leader, Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials » Support Sustainability ...

Website Content Contributions

Activities (4)

The Usefulness of Tidal Charts part of Oceanography:Activities
This 8-page assignment on the topic of ocean tides is intended to be completed by students alone or in small groups during class (with the possible exception of the last page which requires access to the internet) ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
Learn more about this review process.

Course (1)

California State University Northridge: Liberal Studies Science Experience Capstone Course part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This laboratory course serves as a culminating science experience for Liberal Studies majors in the pre-credential and ITEP options. An interdisciplinary blend of biology, physics, chemistry, and earth and space ...

Essays (2)

Focus on Energy Resources part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Earth Education for Sustainable Societies:Essays
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College It might be useful to bring the concept of energy to the forefront, maybe by establishing a standard introductory course, or create an entire major: B.S. in Earth ...

InTeGrate Liaison and SAGE2YC Advisory Board Member from Pasadena City College part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
In addition to being an advisory board member for SAGE2YC, I am a co-PI on the NSF-funded, five-year InTeGrate project that aims to improve geoscience literacy and build a workforce that can make use of geoscience to solve societal issues. My role is to oversee the involvement of 2-year colleges (2YCs) and to be certain that issues unique to 2YCs are identified and considered during the program development, testing, and dissemination. As such I am a liaison between the InTeGrate and SAGE2YC groups, and am very excited to be involved in both programs.

Conference Presentations (6)

Report on Unlearning Racism in Geoscience from the 2YC URGE Pod part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday:Poster Session III
The five-month long virtual Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE) program was developed to empower groups, or pods, of geoscience faculty to implement anti-racist strategies and policies within their departments ...

Other Contributions (7)

Elizabeth Nagy: Using portions of four InTeGrate modules in Physical Geology at Pasadena City College part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Replacing lab activities with materials from four InTeGrate modules in an introductory physical geology course at a two-year college I replaced about half of my previous laboratory activities in an introductory physical geology class with ten activities adapted from four Integrate Modules. The students seemed to enjoy the group work and moving around the room, something that I rarely did in previous semesters. I also enjoyed the diversity of teaching techniques.


Workshop Participant (39 workshops)

IGUaNA Workshop 2022
August 2022
SAGE 2YC 2019-20 Socal 3 Workshop
January 2020
AGU 2019: Inclusive and Effective College Science Classrooms
December 2019

Webinar Participant (9 webinars)