Suki Smaglik

Yakima Valley College, Online

Math & Science

Laramie County Community College

Suzanne M. (Suki) Smaglik currently teaches chemistry and astronomy at Yakima Valley College in Yakima, WA, and geology (online with lab) for Laramie County Community College - Online Campus, based in Cheyenne, WY.  Suki enjoys helping others understand and appreciate their environment from a scientific perspective. Incorporating authentic research experiences for undergraduates into non-majors courses is her latest focus in teaching.  When not in the classroom, she is an naturalist interpreter for a few local outdoor groups, and loves to take her dogs exploring. Suki is a former NAGT board member and former section president.

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Activities (5)

Introduction to Mineral Identification part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
The exercise uses an inquiry-based approached to overcome the fear of tackling mineral identification. Few instructions are given and students discover for themselves how to approach identification.

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Courses (3)

GEOL 1470 Environmental Geology part of Environmental Geology:Courses
Environmental geology is the study of the interactions between humans and their geologic environment: rocks, water, air, soil, life. Humans are impacted by Earth processes, and by their activities have an impact on ...

Geologic Field Excursion part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
Field excursions will be taken to study the geology of specific areas such as the Black Hills, Central Colorado, Death Valley, Colorado Plateau, Hawaii, Central America, or others. Topics will include rock types, ...

The Earth: Its Physical Environment part of Introductory Courses:Courses
Covering topics in Earth Science including geology, astronomy, oceanography and meteorology, this course is directed toward K-8 pre-service teachers. It is also open to any non-science majors as a lab science ...

Essays (3)

Geoscience Community College Programs of Societal Relevance and Importance in the Wind River Basin and Range part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Suzanne M (Suki) Smaglik, Health & Science, Central Wyoming College Central Wyoming College, Fremont County, WY, is in a unique situation: being within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation ...

How do we prepare the next generation of geoscientists in this technology-driven world? We need to attract them in the first place. part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
First of all, we need to have geoscience students in our classrooms in order to start to prepare them. Therefore, we need to start young. Kids love rocks; some collect rocks from the time they can crawl. The question we might ask is: Why does this interest stop rather than expand? Only a few of us who discovered our connection to Earth at a young age become geologists. We need to make it known that being a geoscientist is a good career. Geoscientists with an emphasis on environmental issues will always be employable, from field technicians to industry consultants. We have spent nearly two centuries despoiling North American resources. Problems related to resource extraction will take at least another century to set right. It is geoscientists who will be leading the way.

Suzanne (Suki) Smaglik part of Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Chemistry & Geology, Central Wyoming College   What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop? Engaging students ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Sustaining Student Enthusiasm for Research Beyond the Classroom Introduction part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Great strides have been made in recent years to integrate research into the undergraduate classroom, especially in the early undergraduate and community college years. Bringing research experiences to students in ...

Other Contributions (9)

Earth, Energy, Environment (E^3), Central Wyoming College part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Suzanne M (Suki) Smaglik, Central Wyoming College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a associates degree. ...


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