Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Stefany Sit is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), where she uses active learning strategies and geoscience education initiatives to support all students. Current initiatives focus on strengthening pathways for urban and traditionally underrepresented students to learn about academic and career opportunities in the geosciences. She has participated in UIC's teaching scholar program and has served on UIC's Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning Committee and the Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology's Education and Public Outreach Standing Committee.
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Mineral Selfie part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students identify minerals used in their everyday lives by taking a 'selfie' with the product and then sharing their photo with their fellow students on a class blog.
Conference Presentations (2)
Improving Geoscience Career Awareness for Urban Undergraduates part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
As the demand for talented geoscientists continues to grow, there is a pressing need to attract talented young scientists from all ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds. Urban centers can potentially serve as a ...
Learning So Fast You'll Freak: The Effect of Immersion on Online Learning Success part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Friday B
We investigate the impact of a compressed, immersive teaching format on student learning in online courses based on a validated measure of learning outcomes. This study focuses on larger enrollment (50+) ...
Other Contributions (3)
Metamorphosis: Transitioning into GER part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Stefany Sit, University of Illinois Chicago I began my academic career unaware of Geoscience Education Research. In graduate school I trained to be a seismologist, scanning large amounts of data to study ...
How to Increase Diversity in Geoscience Programs part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Of all the STEM disciplines, the geosciences ranks among the lowest in ethnic and racial diversity. As the demand for well-qualified geoscientists increases, it is essential for our community to broaden ...
University of Illinois at Chicago - Engaging Urban Students through Geoscience Career Development in the Classroom part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago program is centered on engaging urban students by incorporating career development into an overall more urban-relevant curriculum in the Department of Earth and Environmental ...
North Central Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division