Rachel Beane

Earth and Oceanographic Science

Bowdoin College

Rachel Beane is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Science in the Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin College.  She serves as the college's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Acting Director of the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching.  She is the recipient of the NAGT Neil Miner teaching award and the Bowdoin College Sydney B. Karofsky teaching prize.  For her geological research, she uses mineral compositions and textures to interpret solid earth processes through a combination of methods including field work, light microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (EBSD, CL, EDS, and BSE). An additional focus of her scholarship is on faculty professional development.  She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America. https://www.bowdoin.edu/profiles/faculty/rbeane/index.html

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

Project Leader

On the Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience education.

Website Content Contributions

Courses (2)

Petrotectonics part of Course Design:Goals Database
Exploration of the processes by which igneous rocks solidify from magma (e.g., volcanoes), and metamorphic rocks form in response to pressure, temperature, and chemical changes (e.g., mountain building). ...

Investigating Earth part of Course Design:Goals Database
In this introduction to physical geology course, we explore rocks exposed near campus, and do our best to interpret the processes that formed them.

Other Contribution (1)

Mineral Properties part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College Course: Mineralogy 8 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those skills. The Activity Students, in ...

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
New England Section, Geoscience Education Research Division