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- Report on Broadening Participation in the Geosciences Released
The Geo-Needs Project Team is pleased to announce the release of results from a series of meetings: Geo-Needs: Stakeholder Needs Assessment for Broadening Participation in the Geoscience Workforce. The full report and the executive summary can be downloaded at the Geo-Needs website.
- Apply Now for the Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB Workshop
October 23-25, 2016
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Participants will share their successes developing computational skills using MATLAB in the undergraduate classroom and discuss best practices for the community. By attending the workshop, you will be part of a community effort to bring together best practices and teaching materials that will be made freely available through the SERC website. MathWorks (makers of MATLAB®) is sponsoring the workshop. Application deadline is September 2, 2016.
- Service Learning in the Geosciences: Resources to Engage Students in Projects Within their Community
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.
American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting
- [linkhttp://abstractsearch.agu.org/meetings/2007/FM/sections/ED/sessions/ED33B/abstracts/ED33B-1219.html 'The Math You Need, When You Need It: Student-Centered Web Resources Designed to Decrease Math Review and Increase Quantitative Geology in the Classroom']
- Design, Development, and Evaluation of an Integrated Mathematics and Science Course to Teach Earth System Science to Preservice Middle School Teachers
American Geophysical Union 2006 Fall Meeting
Session ED14 - Teaching the Quantitative Aspects of Geoscience
Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Introductory Geoscience Courses
June 26-28, 2006
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Cathy Manduca, Eric Baer, Jen Wenner conveners
Improving the Quantitative Training of Earth Science Graduate Students: February 21-22, 2006. Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
This two-day meeting brought together faculty and graduate students to discuss the quantitative preparation of geoscience graduate students. Participants included faculty supervising graduate students in quantitative areas spanning the earth, atmosphere, and ocean sciences; current graduate students in these areas; and faculty teaching undergraduate students in the spectrum of institutions preparing students for graduate work.
Developing Quantitative Activities for Upper Division Geoscience Students: June 27-29, 2005. Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
This workshop brought together 2 groups of faculty who teach surface processes or climate and global change in upper division college courses. The groups worked side-by-side to refine activities and materials for publication on the website.
Teaching Quantitative Skills in a Geoscience Context: July 15 - 17, 2004. Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
This workshop brought together a small group of faculty to create resources for teaching quantitative skills in the geosciences that can be broadly disseminated via the web.
Teaching Quantitative Skills in a Geoscience Context: July 24 - 27, 2002. Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
The goals of this workshop were to bring together mathematicians and geoscientists to examine their complementary approaches to teaching quantitative skills and to develop materials that advance the teaching of mathematics in a geologic context throughout the curriculum.
Building the Quantitative Skills of Non-Majors and Majors in Earth and Planetary Science Courses : January 22 - 24, 1999. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
This workshop explored the issue of quantitative skills in geoscience curricula in terms of the varying needs and perspectives of a variety of institutions.
Macdonald, Srogi and Stracher, 2000 (Eds.) : This issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education was devoted to Building the Quantitative Skills of Students in Geoscience Courses.
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