Earth System Science
University of California-Irvine
Elizabeth D. Crook is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine.
Website Content Contributions
Modeling Rare Plant Distributions Using ArcGIS part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this activity, students work with rare plant occurrence data from the Nature Reserve of Orange County, California to create species distribution maps in ArcGIS. Students are given shapefiles of species ...
Conference Presentations (3)
The Impacts of a First-Year Seminar on Academic and Career Planning for Earth System Science Students at UCI part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
Retention of students in geoscience fields, particularly of traditionally underrepresented groups, remains a nationally recognized concern. Many studies have shown that first-year seminars can have a positive ...
Teaching physics in context for environmental science and policy majors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
It is common for traditional geoscience majors to take at least a year of core STEM courses, including chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. At UC Irvine, these introductory courses are often large (400+ ...
Improving Career Readiness and Student Retention in Earth System Science: A Comparison Across BA and BS Majors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
The Earth System Science (ESS) department at the University of California, Irvine, aims to improve undergraduate recruitment and retention in a strategic and data-driven way. The department goals are to increase ...