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 (3)

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.
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Getting a Grip on Hydrogen Bonds part of Oceanography:Activities
The purpose of this brief (~15 minutes) activity is for students to directly observe some of the unique properties of water that are the result of hydrogen bonds, such as capillary action, adhesion, cohesion, and ...

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Ordeal by Check: An introductory activity about the Nature of Science part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
This is an introductory activity about the Nature of Science (NOS) that can be used on the first day of a laboratory class. It is designed to show students how scientific knowledge develops and is general enough to use in any science course.

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)

Using an InTeGrate module for the first time: Tales from a Two-Year-College part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
During springs 2013 and 2014 two faculty and one adjunct instructor from Pasadena City College, California, adopted the InTeGrate module "Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between water, air, and ...

Other Contributions (6)

Research on Geoscience Students' Self-Regulated Learning, Metacognition, and Affect part of NAGT:Our Work:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Self-Regulated Learning
Download a pdf of this chapterKaren S. McNeal, Auburn University; Kaatje Van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College; Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College; Mary Beck, Valencia College, and Jason ...


Workshop Participant (31 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)