Metropolitan Community College-Blue River
Todd Martin is a SAGE 2YC local workshop leader and Division Chair/Faculty at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River. He co-convened the 2014 workshop From the classroom to the workforce: Increasing student success in the geosciences at Metropolitan Community College - Blue River in Kansas City, MO.
Todd Martin regularly teaches General Biology and Microbiology and co-teaches a Geology field study course.
Martin is interested in rigorous STEM education which generates interest in students, demonstrates the applicability of science to society, and prepares students for the academic challenges of completing a 4 year degree.
He has partnered with the geoscience faculty to offer cross disciplinary field study opportunities to community college students, developing classes which emphasize the relationship between geosciences and life sciences.
Metropolitan Community College serves the greater Kansas City, Missouri area from 5 campuses. It serves about 20,000 students, 56% of whom are female and 17% of whom are Black or African American.