Rory McFadden

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

I am a Science Education Associate at SERC. Prior to joining SERC, I was an assistant professor at Gustavus Adolphus College interested in structural geology, tectonics, and geoscience education.

As a Science Education Associate, I design, conduct, collaborate on, and/or consult with projects and organizations that support effective practices in science education. I lead or support professional development events (e.g., workshops, webinars) and collaborate with project evaluators and research teams to design and conduct studies of program outcomes. I also develop ideas, build partnerships, and write grant proposals for new projects with SERC colleagues and other collaborators.

Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Assesing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This activity has students determine the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp. Students use datasets available within GeoMapApp to examine the influence of the age of oceanic lithosphere and convergence rate on the ...

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Reading and responding to geological journal articles part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This a semester long activity for students in a plate tectonics course will be read one (or two) geological journal articles every other week on the major topics covered in the course. Students will submit reading ...

Course (1)

Plate Tectonics part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
A systematic treatment of the geology and geophysics of plate tectonics, based on present knowledge of the structure and physical properties of the Earth's interior. Included are present kinematics of plate ...

Conference Presentations (8)

The Math Your Earth Science Majors Need: Co-curricular Math and Statistics modules for Earth science majors courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
Quantitative skills are critical in Earth science and students need sustained and distributed practice to strengthen their skills. Applying quantitative approaches to Earth science questions enhances students' ...

Other Contribution (1)

Thursday A: Professional Development: Faculty, graduate students and teachers part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Skip to Main ContentSkip to Navigation Your Account Earth Educators' RendezvousLawrence, KS, July 16-20, 2018 View the Program | Search the ...


Workshop Leader (4 workshops)

Workshop Participant (35 workshops)

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant (17 webinars)

Fulfilling the Land-Grant Mission in a Modern Context: Ensuring Equitable Education via Cooperative Extension
January 2024
Compass: Discoverability, DEI, and Accessibility
October 2022
Community Efforts to Broaden Conference Participation in the Geosciences
September 2022