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NAGT at GSA 2014
Posted: Oct 20 2014

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America meeting held in Vancouver, BC, October 19-22, 2014. Please browse the many NAGT activities and events at the upcoming GSA meeting.


InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of Two New Modules of Teaching Materials
Posted: Oct 13 2014
InTeGrate is developing a new breed of teaching materials that can be utilized in general education courses, teacher preparation courses, core courses within geoscience majors, and courses designed for other majors including environmental studies, social science, engineering, and other sciences.
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.
Course Conversations Assignment for all Faculty
Posted: Oct 3 2014
Utilize this teaching activity that engages students and is easily integrated as an assignment into a wide variety of courses. It emphasizes civil discourse skills across political and cultural perspectives and focuses on the topic of sustainable energy (i.e. energy efficiency and renewable energies).
2014 GSA Events
Posted: Sep 23 2014
The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting is being held in Vancouver, BC October 19-22, 2014. The GSA program is full of workshops and sessions on topics of high interest to the InTeGrate community. Read on for further details.
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).
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