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October In the Trenches
Posted: Oct 6 2014
The October 2014 issue of In the Trenches is out and should arrive in your mailboxes soon. This month's issue focuses on the power of place in geoscience education and featured articles on
  • Restoring a Lost Sense of Place: An Interdisciplinary Course in the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania
  • NAGT, GSA and CUR Education Division Awards for 2014
  • NGSS: Three Resonating Themes for Geoscience Education
  • Paleolithic Rack & Roll: Making Music with Granite and Shale An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Geology and Physics
The Online Supplement for this issue is available on the NAGT website.
New Teaching Materials from InTeGrate
Posted: Oct 6 2014
InTeGrate is pleased to announce the publication of two new modules of teaching materials on its website.
News from SAGE 2YC
Posted: Oct 6 2014
The SAGE 2YC has a new resource on supporting English language learners, is launching a new Webinar series, and will be hosting a workshop/discussion on undergraduate research with two-year college students at GSA.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Posted: Oct 6 2014
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a public service and professional development opportunity for doctoral level scientists and engineers to apply their knowledge and skills to federal policy issues, while gaining transformative career development skills.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Application Period Now Open
Posted: Sep 11 2014
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applicationperiod is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.
Apply to Test Mini-Lessons in Your Classroom
Posted: Sep 11 2014
The MARGINS Mini-Lesson Project (a.k.a., "Bringing NSF MARGINS Continental Margins Research Into the Undergraduate Curriculum") has developed a suite of mini-lessons designed to integrate the successful decade of NSF MARGINS research into the undergraduate geoscience curricula. As with the MARGINS Program, the mini-lessons are organized around four initiatives, focused on the following science topics: chemical cycling in subduction zones (SubFac), seismogenic zone processes at subduction zones (SEIZE), rupturing continental lithosphere (RCL), and source to sink sediment cycling at continental margins (S2S). MARGINS research provided critical new observations and insights into the fundamental geologic processes along continental margins, enabling data rich learning opportunities for upper-level undergraduate students.

We invite you to apply to test one or more of the MARGINS mini-lessons in your classroom - this semester or next. For more information about the project and in-class field testing, to browse the collection of mini-lessons, and to express your interest in joining the effort, please visit the following site:

http://serc.carleton.edu/margins/test_curr.html

Further questions and inquiries should be directed to Juli Morgan, MARGINS Mini-Lesson Project Lead (morganj@rice.edu).
Executive Director Position at GSA
Posted: Aug 20 2014
The Geological Society of America (GSA), a scientific and professional organization with more than 26,000 members worldwide, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Executive Director as early as January 1, 2015.
Michael Wysession Receives a 2014 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award
Posted: Jul 10 2014
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and On The Cutting Edge is proud to congratulate Michael Wysession on receiving a 2014 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award.
Heather Macdonald Receives the 2014 American Geophysical Union Award for Excellence in Geophysical Education.
Posted: Jul 8 2014
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and On The Cutting Edge is proud to congratulate R. Heather Macdonald on receiving the 2014 American Geophysical Union award for Excellence in Geophysical Education
Invitation to Present at 2015 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Teacher Workshop Meeting
Posted: Jul 7 2014
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is looking for presenters at their upcoming teacher workshop meeting in January 2015.
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