Mitchell Bender-Awalt

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

Mitchell's SERC profile


I became a part of the SERC web team in the fall of 2017. I am involved in developing and maintaining web content, supporting webinars and workshops, and participating in education research and evaluation projects.


My research background is in structural geology and metamorphic petrology. My work focused on ocean-continent convergent margins, where metamorphosed and deformed oceanic crust can be used to track the evolution of these plate margins. Before joining SERC I was an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas where I taught courses on Structural Geology and Field Methods. 

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Conference Presentations (7)

A Curricular Approach to Facilitating Transdisciplinary Thinking about Sustainability part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
Addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals requires educating a citizenry who can undertake the wicked problems of sustainability from multiple disciplinary perspectives. It requires curricular ...

Other Contribution (1)

Facilitating Departmental, Programmatic, and Curricular Change through Traveling Workshops part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Events:Meetings and Conferences:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Poster Presentations
Academic departments and programs in higher education face challenges in adapting to shifting institutional priorities, fluctuating budgets, evolving research landscapes, and changing employment prospects for ...


Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (45 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
Building Structural Equity: National Networks' Role in Promoting Justice
May 2021
Teaching Online Introductory Geoscience Labs
July 2020

Webinar Participant (54 webinars)

Welcome Back! Making science education meaningful through designing authentic ESS learning to reach all students
September 2021
Project EDDIE Assessing Quantitative Reasoning
May 2021
Geoheritage Elements to Enrich ESS Teaching
May 2021