University of Northern Colorado
<p class="xxmsonormal">Sharon is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Geoscience at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. She has a background in geology and fluvial geomorphology with her research focusing on controls on sediment transport in riparian areas. She studies water quality and vegetation-hydraulic interactions. She teaches courses in introductory geology, Hydrology, Soils, and Geomorphology.
Website Content Contributions
Working with Point Clouds in CloudCompare and Classifying with CANUPO part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
In spring 2020, the world was hit by a pandemic that spread globally by March, causing universities and most of the world to move to remote means. Summer field camps, long hailed as a rite of passage in the ...
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Geoscience Field Issues Using High-Resolution Topography to Understand Earth Surface Processes part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Courses
The objective of the course is to train students in manual and remote sensing methods of topographic data collection, including 1) GPS/GNSS surveys, 2) structure from motion (SfM), and 3) ground-based (terrestrial ...
Conference Presentations (3)
Increasing STEM Interest through a Placed-Based Interdisciplinary Field Course for TRIO High School Students part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
We piloted a field-based summer bridge program for Upward Bound enrolled high school students (a federal TRIO program). Longterm, our goal is to recruit, support, and retain historically underrepresented and ...
Finding the Silver Lining: Positive outcomes from the pivot to virtual for instructor professional development and teaching resources in classroom and field geoscience part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday Oral Session B
GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) is an NSF-funded program that develops and disseminates data-rich and societally relevant curriculum for undergraduate field and classroom teaching ...
Promoting Inclusion in the Geosciences with an Equity-Minded Syllabus part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
The syllabus provides a first opportunity to leave an impression on your students and can go a long way in helping to promote an inclusive environment in your course, especially for marginalized students. ...