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- On the Cutting Edge Celebrates 15 Years of Impacts on Geoscience Education
Since its establishment in 2002, On the Cutting Edge has engaged more than 3,000 faculty, post-docs, and graduate students from over 900 institutions in 109 face-to-face and virtual workshops and community-based research projects. In addition, On the Cutting Edge has produced a website that has more than 9,000 pages of content and is visited by more than 1,000,000 users annually. On the Cutting Edge celebrated these accomplishments at the 2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting with an oral session titled "On the Cutting Edge: Fifteen Years of Impacts on Geoscience Education" and an associated poster session of the same name.
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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