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Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Posted: Aug 27 2015
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, don't forget the the Teaching about Hazards in the Geosciences website from On the Cutting Edge which features a wide selection of materials and resources for teaching about Hurricanes.
Paleobiology Database Survey
Posted: Aug 25 2015
Do you use big science databases, like the Paleobiology Database, to enhance geoscience education and research? Please take part in this survey to help document the potential of these resources.
Interested in Creating the Best-in-class Curriculum Materials for Teaching Quantitative Research and Computational Skills to Geoscience Students? Registration Deadline is Next Week: (8/28)
Posted: Aug 19 2015
MathWorks (makers of MATLABĀ®) and the Science Education Resource Center are partnering to develop and deliver a workshop focused on offering an opportunity for the leading practitioners in the field to participate and share their materials and ideas for teaching geoscience computation with MATLAB. Application deadline: August 28, 2015. For more information visit the workshop website
2015 TED Officer Elections
Posted: Aug 4 2015
The fall 2015 officer election has concluded. Please join with us in congratulating your new NAGT officers for the 2015-16 academic year!
New 2015 Geo2YC Officers
Posted: Aug 4 2015
The fall 2015 officer election has concluded. Please join with us in congratulating your new NAGT officers for the 2015-16 academic year!
New 2015 GER Officers
Posted: Aug 4 2015
The fall 2015 officer election has concluded. Please join with us in congratulating your new NAGT officers for the 2015-16 academic year!
New 2015 National Officers
Posted: Aug 4 2015
The fall 2015 officer election has concluded. The new officers will begin their terms at the NAGT business meetings at the GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore this fall. Please join with us in congratulating your new NAGT officers for the 2015-16 academic year!
New Editor of Physical Geology Lab Manual
Posted: Jul 24 2015
NAGT and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to welcome Baylor Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the publication of the 11th Edition. As Editor, Cronin will have a prominent role in setting the direction of geoscience education nationally. He was selected because of his distinguished career teaching at the university-level, and a strong vision for the direction of future editions. Dr. Cronin's work will be vital to updating both the content and pedagogical approach in the manual so as to maintain its alignment with current knowledge and practice in geology and related sciences, as well as science education. Congratulations Vince!
2015 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards
Posted: Jul 24 2015
NAGT is pleased to announce the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awardees. NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award. Award winners receive a one year membership in NAGT, which includes an online subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education and our In The Trenches quarterly magazine. We offer two submission deadlines for this award, one in january and the other in June.

2015 Recipients for the June award
  • Lars Anderas, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Bobby Cruze, Chemeketa Community College
  • Renee French, Northwestern University
  • Macy Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Rebecca Kiekhaefer, Clemson University
  • David Moss, Syracuse University
  • Natalie Nelson, University of Florida
  • Raymond Pendleton, Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • 2015 Recipients for the January award
  • Kasey Garrand, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Luoth Chou, University of Illinois at Chicago
Workshop: Teaching Geoscience with MATLAB
Posted: Jul 24 2015
MathWorks (makers of MATLABĀ®) and On the Cutting Edge are partnering to develop and deliver a workshop focused on creating the best-in-class curriculum materials for teaching quantitative research and computational skills to geoscience students. Participants will bring and share their successes using MATLAB in the undergraduate classroom and discuss best practices for the community. The materials and findings from the workshop will be shared publicly for use by educators worldwide.
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