Donna Charlevoix

Education & Community Engagement

UNAVCO

Donna Charlevoix is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for UNAVCO, the National Science Foundation facility for geodesy research and education, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Previously she was the Director of Science & Education Division of the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), a NASA-sponsored, international K-12 science education program. Dr. Charlevoix is co-author of a university textbook: Severe and Hazardous Weather, An Introduction to High Impact Meteorology. She is an Adjunct faculty member of the University of Illinois in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences where she was on the faculty for 12 years. Her current research centers on science instruction and learning with a focus on atmospheric sciences and climate, as well as broadening participation in the geosciences. Donna has received multiple teaching awards, is active in governance of the American Meteorological Society, and serves on the Board of several science education non-profit agencies.

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Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Geodetic Learning Resources for Your Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Share-a-Thon:Share-a-Thon Presentations
UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement has developed learning modules and supplemental materials focused on geodesy and geodetic applications that are freely available to educators and the public. In this ...

Conference Presentations (12)

Geoscience Workforce Development Activities at UNAVCO part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation focuses on the ongoing efforts at UNAVCO to meet the needs of students and faculty dedicated to broadening participation in the future geoscience workforce. The geosciences lag behind other STEM ...

Integrating geodesy technology into undergraduate field education courses part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Fieldwork is an integral part of the geosciences and there is a longstanding tradition of teaching field methods as part of the undergraduate earth sciences curriculum. As new technology changes the ways in which ...

Preview of Educational Materials Available through UNAVCO part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation will provide an overview of the suite of educational resources available through UNAVCO, a non-profit University-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using ...

EarthConnections Alliance: Strengthening and Diversifying the Geoscience Workforce and the Geoscientific Capacity of the Communities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to create a world in which all students in our country can make use of pathways that weave together geoscience learning with opportunities to use that knowledge to serve their ...

Data-rich societally-situated undergraduate teaching resources and instructor professional development for geoscience classrooms and field courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The NSF-funded GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project is developing teaching resources and instructor professional development opportunities that emphasize a broad range of geodetic methods and data ...

Helping your students find their career path and options in geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
While students often choose to study and major in geosciences because of their love of the discipline, they may not be aware of what career options are available following graduation. Perhaps even more critically, ...

Geodesy for everyone: Educational resources to incorporate geodetic data and concepts into instruction and activities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Geodesy is the study of Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation. Geodetic applications and data are used to understand many societal issues such as land surface change, drought monitoring, climate change, ...

The Role of an NSF Facility in supporting Education: Geodesy for Everyone through UNAVCO's Education & Community Engagement Program part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
UNAVCO manages the NSF geodetic facility (GAGE: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope) which includes a focused program devoted to education, outreach, communications and geo-workforce development. The ...

Professional Development For Community College Faculty: Lessons Learned From Intentional Mentoring Workshops part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The Geoscience Workforce Development Initiative at UNAVCO supports attracting, training, and professionally developing students, educators, and professionals in the geosciences. For the past 12 years, UNAVCO has ...

Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...

EarthConnections part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
To develop a diverse geoscience workforce, the EarthConnections collective impact alliance is developing regionally focused, Earth education pathways. These pathways support and guide students from engagement in ...

Data-rich societally-relevant undergraduate teaching resources for geoscience classrooms and field courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
UNAVCO (NSF's geodetic facility) and partners are developing and disseminating undergraduate teaching resources that feature geodesy data analysis and methods in order to address gaps in available ...

Other Contributions (3)

Earth Education Forum - Moving from Learning Opportunities to Learning Pathways: Guiding students toward geoscience careers part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Earth Education Forum
Share your experience and ideas! We invite you to join us for this Earth Education Forum, where participants will bring together their experiences to contribute to a discussion of strengthening learning pathways to ...

GP-EXTRA: Geo-Launchpad: Preparing Colorado Community College Students for Geoscience-Focused Careers part of SAGE 2YC:Support Geoscience Transfer Students:Transfer Programs
Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College (PI) Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO (PI) Short Description This project is a collaborative effort between Front Range Community College (FRCC) and UNAVCO, a non-profit, ...

Field Camp for a Technological World part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Incorporating cutting edge technologies in field camps and course experiences is highly rewarding for students and often very challenging for instructors. Geodetic tools such as GPS, terrestrial laser scanning, ...