Brendan Hanger

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Since Fall 2017 I have been a Teaching Assistant Professor in Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens School of Geology. My teaching load includes igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, field camp, volcanology and physical geology. Additionally I coordinate all introductory labs and teaching assistants/. Prior to this I was teaching at the Australian National University, where I earned a PhD in mantle petrology in 2014. I am also an activity reviewer for the Teach the Earth Collection and Secretary/Treasurer of NAGT's Midcontinent Section (OK, KS, AR & MO).

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

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Activities (2)

Density Driven Flows part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This hands-on lab activity is designed to teach students about how density differences, due to salinity, drive the flow of currents in the ocean. It also helps develop skills in performing and designing simple ...

Mineral Structural Formulae & Stochiometry part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Share-a-Thon:Share-a-Thon Presentations
This is an Excel-based activity used in mineralogy and petrology courses to introduce the concept to determining the mineral structure formulae (or cations per atomic functional unit) from given mineral oxide data, ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Understanding ocean circulation using open-ended experiments in an introductory class part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Density-driven flow is a major driver of ocean circulation that we introduce to Earth Systems Science students using quantitative tank experiments. Recently, we added an open-ended activity to the lab – ...

Other Contributions (4)

Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Morning Workshops:Lesson Design
Participants will begin with the big picture of establishing course goals for introductory science courses and then narrow the focus to determine learning outcomes for select individual lessons. Participants will ...


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