Welcome to Geosciences: removing barriers to engagement, success, and persistence

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2018

This event has already occurred.

EVENT DATE: January 3-5, 2019
LOCATION: Pasadena City College Retreat Lodge, 1490 Rockspray Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Southern California community colleges bring together a diverse student population that traditionally do not pursue geoscience as an academic pathway. Among the many reasons why this is the case, educational research shows that issues related to a sense of belonging, science identity, stereotype threat, and a poor understanding of geoscience career options are important factors that can be addressed with a number of classroom strategies. This workshop will focus on the value of well-documented classroom strategies in broadening participation among underrepresented groups in the geosciences.

Workshop Conveners

  • Southern California 3
    • Martha House
    • Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman
    • Michael Vendrasco

Workshop Goals

  • Learn how to create a sense of science identity and belonging that promotes student comfort and performance in the geoscience classroom
  • Provide tools to address the lack of immediate geoscience role models and family influences for first-generation students
  • Learn about barriers to persistence in geosciences and how we can remove them as a program.

See Workshop Program.

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact eanagy-shadman@pasadena.edu

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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