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InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins
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.
Call for NAGT GEO2YC Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award Nominations
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!
Earth Educators' Rendezvous-- Oral and Poster Sessions Announced. Early bird registration deadline: April 13
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!
New Refereed "Journal of Astronomy and Earth Sciences Education" Invites Manuscripts
Posted: Apr 6 2015
The editor and editorial board are pleased to announce the publication of a new on-line journal for research papers on space science and earth science education. Entitled The Journal of Astronomy and Earth Sciences Education (JAESE), the new peer-reviewed publication is open-access, meaning it is free to all readers.
Pluto Naming Opportunity
Posted: Apr 6 2015
On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, and we will map that distant world and its moons for the first time. Working with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the New Horizons team plans to assign names to the features on the maps of Pluto and its large moon Charon, once we have seen them in sharp detail this summer. At the "Our Pluto" website you can suggest your ideas for names and vote for your favorites. The team will use your best ideas in their proposal to the IAU.
Announcing An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop- May 14-17, 2015
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.
Seeking nominations - GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Posted: Mar 10 2015
The Geosciences Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR)is now accepting nominations for its annual recognition of an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Register for the Upcoming Earth Educators' Rendezvous
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.
InTeGrate Call for Proposals for Research Team Members
Posted: Mar 9 2015

InTeGrate is seeking to recruit a team of up to 12 instructors who will participate in a research project to assess the impact of introducing InTeGrate module materials into introductory geoscience or environmental science courses. Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop Announced- Application Deadline: March 25
Posted: Mar 5 2015

Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.

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