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Posted: May 13 2015
Congratulations to Wittenberg University Professor, InTeGrate module author, and NAGT member Sarah Fortner for being awarded The Lou Laux Environmental Sustainability Award for her effort and creativity devoted to cultivating a spirit of environmentalism on her campus.
Posted: May 8 2015
With eight billion people inhabiting a finite planet, living sustainability is a human imperative in the 21st century. Students understand this, and many come to their study of the Earth seeking authentic engagement with sustainability while also increasing the connection of their knowledge to societal needs.
Posted: May 8 2015
Two-year college faculty and instructors who want to adopt new materials into their courses are often concerned about the lack of sufficient time. This includes time for them to learn the new materials and class time where they will "fit" new activities into their current course syllabi. InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future) supports the teaching of geoscience in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. To this end, InTeGrate classroom modules align with high-impact practices that enhance Earth literacy among college students.
Posted: May 6 2015
Successfully meeting global environmental and resource challenges requires science students from diverse backgrounds who are prepared for jobs ranging from petroleum geologist to sustainability business consultant. To educate this workforce requires that we attract diverse students into the STEM sciences, support them fully in our programs, and assist them as they transition into the workforce.
Posted: May 5 2015
InTeGrate congratulates David Gosselin, Steven Burian, Tim Lutz, and Julia Maxson on their recent article on linking place-based learning to geoscience concepts and societal issues in the current issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
Posted: Apr 8 2015
Many of us have interests in multiple areas of Earth Science education (in addition to our discipline-specific interests), and the Rendezvous is designed to allow attendees to explore these areas in ways not possible during conventional scientific meetings. The Contributed Program is a critical component to this end, and offers both a venue to present work and an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of what is going on in the Earth Science education community. Now is the time to register– Early bird deadline is April 13!
Posted: Mar 18 2015
An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop is being held at the University of South Florida - Tampa May 14-17, 2015. The workshop will cover a variety of topics intended to help faculty prepare an IUSE proposal for submission in the Fall, 2015 round of the program. The proposal writing workshop is open to all geoscience/physical geography faculty, with preference given to faculty with limited/no prior experience preparing proposals to the IUSE program (or earlier programs including CCLI and TUES). Faculty that have submitted a IUSE/CCLI/TUES proposal, but were not successful, are encouraged to apply to this workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career faculty to become acquainted with grant writing at NSF.
Posted: Mar 10 2015
We had a great response with over 150 abstracts submitted and the program committee is busy organizing the contributed program. It's going to be a fantastic event! Register now to take advantage of the reduced registration rate.