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Updates go live on Bridging to STEM Excellence website
Posted: Jan 5 2022

The newly updated Bridging to STEM Excellence (BTSE) website is a hub of information about the consortium and its work in improving higher education.

SERC Welcomes Calli Thompson, Newest Member of the Evaluation Team
Posted: Dec 22 2021

SERC welcomes Calli Thompson to the Evaluation Team as an Education and Evaluation Specialist.

Provide feedback on commentaries on ICON collaboration in earth and space science education
Posted: Dec 9 2021

Provide feedback on Earth and Space Science Education Commentaries on ICON processes (integrated, coordinated, open, networked) processes and FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable). Drafts are in open review until January 1, 2022.

Living Physics Portal Project Publishes in Physical Review Journal: Teaching Strategies Predict Instructor's Perceived Effectiveness of IPLS Courses
Posted: Nov 19 2021

A new study out of the SERC collaboration with the Living Physics Portal has been published in the Physical Review: Physics Education Research journal, showing self-reported teaching strategies predict instructors' perceived effectiveness of their Introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS) courses.

New GeoContext Collection Provides a Model for Incorporating Social and Political Context in Geoscience Higher Education
Posted: Nov 9 2021

Teaching materials created by the GeoContext team, a group of students and educators, are now available online in SERC's Teach the Earth library. The GeoContext collection is a set of resources that bring social and political context into topics commonly taught in undergraduate and graduate geoscience courses.

Apply now for January 2022 Project EDDIE Module Development & Community Building Experience
Posted: Nov 8 2021

Applications are open now for the January 2022 Project EDDIE Module Development & Community Building Experience. The meeting will now be held virtually on Jan. 20th, Jan. 27th, and Feb. 10th.

SERC Welcomes Kerry Vachta to the Evaluation Team
Posted: Nov 1 2021

Kerry Vachta joins the SERC Evaluation Team as a new Evaluation & Education Associate.

Upcoming Virtual EDDIE Workshop at AGU: Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art
Posted: Oct 28 2021

Are you excited to support your students in developing skills for science and connecting with communities? Sign up for a workshop at the American Geophysical Union Meeting:Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art! Democratize access to science by teaching inquiry with open data. Learn strategies from artists to support students in making cultural and community connections, or using science for advocacy.

BASICS Project Releases New Teaching Module on Water Quality
Posted: Oct 26 2021

The first of two teaching modules from the BASICS (Business and Science: Integrated Curriculum for Sustainability) Project has been made live. The 1-2 week module, The Wicked Problem of Water Quality in the Mississippi River Watershed, is designed to engage students in complex systems-based thinking.

SAGE 2YC Project Publishes in JGE: Making Departments Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive
Posted: Oct 21 2021

The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges) has published an open-access article outlining a practical, step-by-step process geoscience departments can use to improve equity and inclusion, highlighting levers for cultural change and strategies for identifying context-appropriate solutions from the research literature.

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