Initial Publication Date: February 7, 2018
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In This Issue

News & Announcements

  1. 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous Now Accepting Abstracts
  2. Q&A with Caitlin Callahan and Hannah Scherer, 2018 EER Conference Chairs
  3. InTeGrate Celebrates Six Years of Impact
  4. Seeking Leaders: Nominations Now Open for NAGT Leadership Roles
  5. New Issue of Journal of Geoscience Education
  6. NAGT Members Gain Access to Two New Journals
  7. NAGT Sponsored Project Spotlight: GETSI

Upcoming Webinars

  1. InTeGrate Webinar: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Sustainability
  2. Second Round of CLEAN Webinar Series Running in February
  3. ASCN Webinar: Developing and Sustaining Effective Partnerships to Advance Change in STEM Higher Education
  4. NESTA-NAGT Webinar Opportunity: Facilitating Three-Dimensional Learning with Curricular Materials from InTeGrate
  5. NGSS Webinar Opportunity: Integrating Earth and Space Science Concepts into High School Physics and Physical Science Courses


  1. Submit Papers to the VIII GeoSciEd Conference in Brazil by February 11
  2. Abstract Deadline for the Resources for Future Generations Conference is February 12
  3. Apply for a Scholarship for Field Study by February 14
  4. Abstract Deadline for Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase is March 13
  5. Next Traveling Workshops Program Deadline is March 15
  6. Early Career Workshop Applications due March 16
  7. Spring Deadlines Associated with the 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous
  8. Upcoming NAGT Award Deadlines
  9. JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geoscience
  10. NSF Program Solicitation: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

Section and Division Highlights

NAGT Community Kudos

NAGT Career Hub

  • Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position - Tarleton State University - Structural Geology
  • University of Utah Petroleum Geoscience Field Course
  • Open rank position in STEM at Bates College
  • Summer research internships in Weather, Climate, and Radar Engineering
  • REU program at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Rock and Mineral Exchange


1. 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous Now Accepting Abstracts

rendezvous_logo_swirl.png.pngThe fourth annual Earth Educators Rendezvous (EER) will take place July 16-20, 2018 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Drawing across the work currently taking place in geoscience, environmental, and sustainability education, the conference provides a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. All are invited to present material in the conference's contributed program by submitting oral/poster session abstracts, teaching demonstrations, or Share-a-Thon descriptions by March 1. Groups wishing to conduct a concurrent working group sessions at the Rendezvous should also apply by March 1.

Learn more about the 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous by visiting the conference website, browsing the program, and reviewing options to complete your early bird registration.

2. Q&A with Caitlin Callahan and Hannah Scherer, 2018 EER Conference Chairs

RendezvousQ&A.jpg Hannah Scherer (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) and Caitlin Callahan (Grand Valley State University) are co-chairing the 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Lawrence, KS. In the following conversation, they share insight into what to expect at this year's conference.

What about the 2018 Rendezvous program is new or different from the previous year?

HS: The contributed program chairs (Rachel Teasdale and Katherine Ryker) have come up with some great ideas this year and that's where previous attendees will see the most changes. I'm looking forward to the new Share-a-thon that will allow participants to see new classroom and lab activities and interact with presenters in an informal session.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming Rendezvous?

CC: While the planning committee has worked hard to develop a program with sessions for a range of audiences and interests, I am especially excited about the sessions related to technology and teaching—including, among others, the use of drones, Google Earth, and apps for Smartphones. There are so many outstanding resources that can be useful in the classroom. These sessions will give participants ample time to experiment and to come away with concrete ideas for how to implement the technology in their teaching. I look forward to seeing these sessions in action.

What was one takeaway you got from serving as Conference Chair for the 2017 Rendezvous, and how is that insight shaping your plans and/or process as Conference Chair for the 2018 Rendezvous?

HS: One of the most valuable things about the Rendezvous is the broad range of communities who intersect at the conference and I learned that making sure there is something for everyone is a key consideration in planning. This year, I am thinking more about how we can not only meet a range of participants' interests, but also capitalize on this collaborative environment to continue to build new connections.

What do you find most rewarding about the work you're doing to organize the 2018 Rendezvous?

CC: I take real delight in learning not only about the efforts of different groups and individuals in geoscience education but also about their different needs. The Rendezvous is a community resource. Throughout the process of planning the 2018 Rendezvous, I have very much had in mind the question of how we on the planning committee can make it as useful a resource as possible.

What is one goal you have for the 2018 Rendezvous?

HS: For the 2018 Rendezvous, I want participants to encounter something new and energizing that gives them a fresh perspective on teaching about the Earth.

What do you believe the Earth Educators' Rendezvous offers to the geoscience education community?

CC: I think the Rendezvous offers numerous benefits to the geoscience education community. I have been fortunate to attend all three past Rendezvous meetings. Each year, I have been struck by the gift of time. The Rendezvous offers participants time to dwell on different topics related to teaching and research in geoscience education—in essence, there is time to take one's time and be guided by experiences, interactions, and conversations. Moreover, the week-long schedule and the myriad of different sessions provide some flexibility that other meetings do not always have. Lastly, I think the Rendezvous provides an excellent forum to meet new people and deepen connections with others who may only be seen a couple of times a year.

3. InTeGrate Celebrates Six Years of Impacts

Integrate_sticker.pngNow more than ever, our global society needs to be Earth-literate and have a workforce prepared to tackle tough environmental and sustainability issues. InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future), a $10 million NSF-funded STEP (STEM Talent Expansion Program) Center grant running from 2012 to 2018, answers this need by providing opportunities for educators from a variety of disciplines and institution types to work together to increase Earth literacy and infuse learning about the Earth across the undergraduate curriculum.

This January, InTeGrate celebrated a landmark event by completing development of a suite of immersive, data rich teaching materials designed to be adopted or adapted to a range of classrooms and settings. These 32 courses and modules—developed by teams from more than 90 universities, colleges, and scientific programs—have been rigorously tested and reviewed and are freely available online. Some of these teaching materials help students make more sustainable decisions in their lives. Others help students majoring in geoscience and other fields address societal issues ranging from water resource management to environmental justice. Still others provide concrete resources for future K-12 educators who wish to increase their teaching focus on sustainability. All InTeGrate courses and modules develop systems thinking, incorporate real data, and place learning about the Earth front and center alongside connections with human issues.

In addition to classroom activities and teaching materials, InTeGrate's interdisciplinary resources include: detailed instructor stories about how educators are using InTeGrate materials in their own classrooms; models detailing strategies for meeting program goals such as increasing Earth literacy across the curriculum, building interdisciplinary connections, broadening participation, recruiting and retaining students, and preparing future teachers; InTeGrate workshops including a Traveling Workshops Program to help institutions strengthen and diversify their geoscience, environmental, and sustainability programs; and a webinar series that provides one-hour sessions on subjects ranging from developing systems thinking to reevaluating department strategies. The recordings of all webinars are available on the InTeGrate website.

InTeGrate resources are rapidly being adopted, adapted, or used for inspiration by educators in the United States and beyond; to-date, more than 70,000 reported students have been taught in courses that used or were influenced by InTeGrate materials. There has never been a better time to join InTeGrate's growing community of more than 1,300 instructors from a variety of disciplines, who continue to collaboratively create needed opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and majors to better understand the environmental and resource issues we face as a society today and in the future.

4. Seeking Leaders: Nominations Now Open for NAGT Leadership Roles

nagtlogo-stackedblack400x400.png Nominations are now open for new members of the NAGT Executive Committee, including Members-at-Large, Second Vice President (a position that leads to President), and Secretary/Treasurer. You may nominate yourself or someone else; nominees must be members of NAGT. NAGT's mission is to "support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth." To that end, we also strive for an inclusive and diverse leadership. Our open nomination process is designed to foster broad participation in NAGT's leadership and programming. Find out more about the officers and the nomination process, and submit your nomination by February 16.

5. New Issue of Journal of Geoscience Education

Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 2.32.52 PM.png A new issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education will soon be available to all NAGT members. In addition to its usual high quality research content, the issue marks the journal's transition to a new publisher, Taylor & Francis, resulting in an updated look and feel and a new journal website. The forthcoming issue will feature a range of content to look forward to, including an article on how role playing a city's response to climate change can engage undergraduate geoscience students, research on how students reason about visualizations from large professionally collected data sets, commentary on pathways to the geosciences through 2YR community colleges, and more.

6. NAGT Members Gain Access to Two New Journals

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 4.28.31 PM.pngAs part of transitioning the publication of the Journal of Geoscience Education to Taylor & Francis, NAGT members now have online access to two additional journals produced by the same publisher. These journals complement NAGT's own publications.

  • Science Activities publishes "innovative manuscripts that will provide teachers and educators with the best classroom-tested projects, experiments, and curriculum ideas that promote science inquiry through active learning experiences." This journal is focused on providing great ideas for teachers in the classroom. It's also an excellent place for NAGT members to submit articles about activities they have already published on Teach the Earth, through contributions from On the Cutting Edge, Pedagogies in Action, and more.
  • The Journal of Environmental Education is a research-oriented, refereed periodical intended to provide a forum for critical and constructive debate on all aspects of research, theory and practice in environmental and sustainability education (EE & SE). This journal has a strong emphasis on sustainability education at all levels.

7. NAGT Sponsored Project Spotlight: GETSI

gravity_map_earth_972.jpgNAGT is proud to sponsor programs and activities that align with the association's mission to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth.

Over the last two decades, technical advances in geodesy—the study of the size, shape, and mass of Earth and their changes with time—have revolutionized our understanding of Earth processes and produced discoveries of major societal impact related to climate change, water resource management, and mitigation of natural hazards. Teaching resources have simply not kept pace with advances in geodesy, both for introductory and majors-level undergraduate courses. GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) was born out of requests from geoscience faculty for more resources with which to educate future citizens and future geoscience professionals on the power and breadth of geodetic methods to address critical topics.

The GETSI Project is developing a suite of adaptable teaching modules that feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, environmental management, and more) in a way that maximizes student engagement. All GETSI modules are developed by teams of faculty and content experts, undergo a rigorous review and classroom testing process spearheaded by the InTeGrate Project, and are ready for use in your classroom.

Some of the teaching materials now available on the GETSI website include modules on Surface Process Hazards (introductory level), Ice Mass and Sea Level Changes (introductory level), Analyzing High Resolution Topography with TLS and SfM (majors level; field collection), and Imaging Active Tectonics with InSAR and LiDar Data (majors level), among others. Modules in development and beginning development will address subjects such as High Precision Position with Static and Kinematic GPS/GNSS (majors level; field collection), Volcanic Hazards (introductory level), and Storm and Flood Hazards (majors level), among others.

Each module is comprised of four to six "units" and takes about two weeks of class time when completed in entirety. For instructors with less time available, guidance is provided on how a subset of units can be selected instead. All modules include instructor stories that showcase how the materials can be used in different educational settings.

Using GETSI materials, instructors can make use of authentic geodesy data to teach central concepts in the context of geoscience methods of inquiry, develop student ability to address interdisciplinary problems and apply geoscience to social issues, and increase student capacity to apply quantitative skills to geoscience learning. If you currently teach geodesy or wish to connect within this community, consider sharing your stories about how you are using GETSI materials, join the community interested in GETSI teaching materials, or sign up for the Geodesy email list.


1. InTeGrate Webinar: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Sustainability

On Thursday, February 15 at 12pm CT, presenters Ellen Metzger (San Jose State University) and David Blockstein (National Council for Science and the Environment) will lead a webinar on the subject of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Sustainability as part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools. This webinar will highlight strategies and instructional resources that can be used at the course or program level to connect the science-relevant aspects of sustainability with its interlinked social and economic dimensions using examples from a collection of articles in a recent theme issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education devoted to interdisciplinary teaching and sustainability (Volume 65, Issue 2, May 2017) and the NAGT/InTeGrate Traveling Workshop Program. At the end of this webinar, participants will have greater familiarity with sustainability as a multidimensional concept that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries; examples of teaching approaches and instructional materials that provide K-16 teachers and students with opportunities to investigate sustainability issues from multiple perspectives; and information on the InTeGrate/NAGT Traveling Workshop Program and how to apply to host a traveling workshop for a department or interdisciplinary academic unit. Participants must register for this webinar by Tuesday, February 13.

2. Second Round of CLEAN Webinar Series Running in February

Did you miss out on the first round of the CLEAN Webinar Series? There's now another chance to participate in all four webinars, which will take place during the month of February. The subjects include Intro to CLEAN (February 8), Teaching About Climate and Energy (February 12), How to Plan Climate and Energy Lessons (February 22), and CLEAN, NGSS, and 3-D Learning for Climate and Energy Education (February 27).

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) portal's primary effort is to steward the collection of climate and energy science educational resources, and to support a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy. The CLEAN Webinar Series in particular aims to help educators take their teaching about climate and energy to the next level. Registration and participation are free. Webinar recordings from the first round of the webinars are available and new ones will be posted after each event takes place.

3. ASCN Webinar: Developing and Sustaining Effective Partnerships to Advance Change in STEM Higher Education

On Wednesday, February 21, presenters Marilyn Amey (Michigan State University), Sarah Rodriguez (Iowa State University), and Lucas Hill (University of Wisconsin - Madison) will lead a webinar on the subject of Developing and Sustaining Effective Partnerships to Advance Change in STEM Higher Education. Successful STEM projects, especially those aiming to influence cultural and structural changes, involve working across organizational levels (e.g., disciplines, departments, colleges, institutions). Funders and administrative directives encourage collaborative efforts, but typically focus more on reform mission of the collaborative rather than the functional developmental components. Experience clearly shows there is more to creating and sustaining effective educational partnerships. This webinar is designed for faculty, institutional change agents (e.g., program managers, center directors, department chairs, vice provosts) and national level change leaders (professional and disciplinary association administrators, network leaders) who are interested in developing effective partnerships to advance systemic change in STEM Higher Education. Following the webinar, participants will be able to recognize the complexity of developing partnerships, identify essential characteristics of successful partnerships, and understand thinking and behavior required for engaging in effective partnerships. Participants should register for this webinar by Monday, February 19.

4. NESTA/NAGT Webinar: Facilitating Three-Dimensional Learning With Curricular Materials from InTeGrate

On Thursday, March 1 at 4pm CT, presenters Anne Egger (NAGT) and Carla McAuliffe (NESTA) will lead a special collaborative webinar available only to members of NAGT and/or NESTA (National Earth Science Teachers Association) on the subject of facilitating three-dimensional learning with curricular materials from InTeGrate. Participants must register for the webinar by Tuesday, February 27. A screencast of the webinar will be available for those unable to attend.

The InTeGrate Project developed and tested curricular materials with goals to address societal grand challenges, use rigorous science and research-based practices in learning, and be adaptable by instructors in many types of institutions and environments. These goals, which are well-aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), are encoded in a detailed rubric that materials had to pass in order to be tested in the classroom, peer-reviewed, and published online as freely available modules and courses. By the end of this webinar, participants will have learned about the InTeGrate materials development rubric and how it aligns with the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS, explored the InTeGrate materials using the NGSS-driven search and browse functionality, and considered how to adapt materials to their setting to facilitate three-dimensional learning.

5. NGSS Webinar: Integrating Earth and Space Science Concepts into High School Physics and Physical Science Courses

On Thursday, March 8 at 3PM CT, Rebecca Vieyra (NBCT, PAEMST, K-12 Program Manager, American Association of Physics Teachers) will present a webinar on the subject of Integrating Earth and Space Science Concepts into High School Physics and Physical Science Courses.

Nationwide, high school teachers are being asked to teach outside their areas of expertise. Because many states and districts are not including the Earth and Space Sciences in their course structure, concepts associated with geology, atmospheric and oceanic science, and astronomy are necessarily being incorporated into biology, chemistry, and physics courses. Specifically in physics or physical science courses, there are tangible and relevant connections to the Earth and Space sciences. This webinar will explore these through example integrated lessons from the American Association of Physics Teachers that can be taught immediately upon return to the classroom. Participants must register for the webinar by March 6.



1. Submit Papers to the VIII GeoSciEd Conference in Brazil by February 11

GeoSciEdThe VIII GeoSciEd Conference, an international meeting of geoscientists concerned with education and training in Geosciences, will take place July 22-27 in Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil. The deadline for submitting papers is February 11. More information is available on the GeoSciEd website.

2. Abstract Deadline for Resources for Future Generations Conference is February 12

RFG ConferencePlease consider attending the Resources for Future Generations Conference (a meeting associated with IUGS), which will be convened in Vancouver, British Columbia,June 16-21, 2018. Registration is now open, and the deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to February 12. Over 20 topical sessions on Education and Knowledge are scheduled on subjects related to the public, future impacts on society, indigenous ways of knowing, teaching, and career. Other sessions related to resources and society address social and ethical values, indigenous and community collaborations, and global change and sustainability. This is a great opportunity to extend to an international audience the recent work on sustainability and workforce development from InTeGrate activities and from Cutting Edge programs such as Teaching Environmental Geology. Details of this conference can be found at the conference website.

3. Apply for a Scholarship for Field Study by February 14

students_field.jpgEach year, NAGT makes several $750 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience. These awards, previously given to students who attend a traditional summer field camp, are now available for students attending field-based courses at any time of year. The intent of the awards is to support students' participation in intensive field courses in any aspect of geoscience (including geophysics, soil science, hydrology, etc.) that focuses on students practicing skills of field observation, data collection, analysis, and synthesis. Awardees are selected based on the importance of the field experience in meeting their educational and career goals, the quality of the field aspects of the course, and the importance of the financial award in allowing them to participate in the program. In addition, the committee endeavors to select awardees that expand the diversity of people studying geosciences in the field, and a collaboration with the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) funds two additional awards specifically for women. To learn more and apply, visit the Field Study Scholarship Program website.

4. Abstract Deadline for Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase is March 13

Spring-2018-Global.pngThe Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is now open for registration and abstract submissions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. VPS is a great opportunity for students to boost career potential, build a resume, and receive critical feedback—without the need to travel. For more information, please visit the program website The abstract submission deadline is March 13.

5. Next Traveling Workshops Program Deadline is March 15

twp_program.pngThe Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event. Designed for departments, institutions, or groups of institutions with shared interests, TWP offers workshops on strengthening cross-campus environmental and sustainability programs as well as supporting the success of all students. The TWP is a part of NAGT's integrated Workshop Program.

Application deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • March 15, 2018 (for Fall 2018 Workshops)
  • October 15, 2018 (for Spring 2019 Workshops)
  • January 15, 2019 (for Summer 2019 Workshops)

6. Early Career Workshop Applications due March 16

early_career_15166524031246162251.pngThe 2018 Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career takes place July 22-26 (with an optional trip to NSF on Friday, July 27) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Do you have new faculty in your department just starting out in their academic career? Consider recommending this important multi-day workshop, where they will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management.

Applications for this workshop are due March 16.

7. Spring Deadlines Associated with the 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous

2018Rendezvous.jpgThe 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous will take place July 16-20 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Submit abstracts, teaching demos, and share-a-thon proposals by March 1. Working group applications are also due March 1. Other deadlines include:

Sign up to receive Rendezvous updates to be the first to know when additional news and information becomes available.

8. Upcoming NAGT Award Deadlines

AwardsNAGT's Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level. Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of Earth science content with their students is eligible. Ten national finalists are selected, one from each NAGT regional section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award. The selection of award winners is conducted at the Section level and each Section sets its own deadline for nomination. A listing of the deadlines and contact people for each Section is listed on the award website. The earliest Section deadline is March 31 for the Pacific Northwest Section, with other sections following until the middle of May. Check out your Section's deadline and submit your nominations via the website.

The Neil Miner Award is presented each year by NAGT to an individual for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences. Nominations, including a letter of nomination and letters of support, are due April 1.

The James H. Shea Award is presented each year by NAGT to an individual for exceptional contributions in the form of writing and/or editing of Earth science materials (broadly construed) that are of interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth science. Nominations, including a letter describing the nominee's writing and/or editing contributions and the reasons why the contributions should be judged as exceptional, are due April 1.

In honor of Dottie Stout's outstanding work and lifelong dedication to Earth science education, NAGT awards Dorothy Lalonde Stout Professional Development Grants that support Earth science professional development in three categories: Community College Faculty, Community College Student, and K-12 Educator. The deadline for applications, which include a proposal describing how applicants will use the award to support their professional growth, is April 15.

The Robert Christman Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize individuals who have provided long, distinguished service to NAGT at the national and/or section level. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.

9. JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences

JGEIn an upcoming edition centered on New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in Geosciences, the Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) will explore issues on pipeline development, recruitment and retention, graduate education and special topics such as minority serving institutions and non-traditional opportunities in both case studies and broad research investigations. Manuscripts as well as submissions of cover art for JGE should be submitted using the journal's new submission website. The manuscript submission deadline is August 31, 2018.

For more information, including the objective of the issue, background to the theme, the types of papers solicited for the issue, and instructions for manuscript preparation and submission, please see the full announcement regarding this call for papers.

10. NSF Program Solicitation: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

NSFThrough the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR program is a core NSF undergraduate STEM education program that seeks to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education for both majors and non-majors. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations seeking support for projects that have the potential to improve student learning in STEM through development of new curricular materials and methods of instruction, and development of new assessment tools to measure student learning. In addition to innovative work at the frontier of STEM education, this program also encourages replications of research studies at different types of institutions and with different student bodies to produce deeper knowledge about the effectiveness and transferability of findings. To learn more about this opportunity, including the requirements for submitting a proposal, read the full announcement. Beginning in FY 2018, there will be no single date deadlines for Exploration and Design proposals, which may be submitted any time from October 1, 2017 onward. Please note, however, that proposals received after May 1 will be held over to the subsequent financial year for possible award (for example, awards will be made in FY 19 for proposals received after May 1, 2018).


Eastern Section

  • The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Student Research Symposium (SRS) for the GLOBE Program will be held in Buffalo, NY May 4-5, 2018. Teachers and their students from across this region will share their research with their peers and guests. If you are interested in helping support these efforts, there is an opportunity for NAGT Eastern Section members to help serve as mentors to these teachers and their students or help in offering expertise as a reviewer. If you are interested in helping you can contact GLOBE directly ( or contact the Northeast lead Dr. Michael Jabot (
  • Save the Date: The 2018 annual meeting of the NAGT Eastern Section will take place in Millersville, PA, June 7-9.

MidContinent Section

  • The newly revitalized MidContinent Section is managing the NAGT booth at South Central GSA in Little Rock on March 12-13, 2018, and they are in need of volunteers to help in the booth. For more information about volunteering, please contact Brendan Hanger (

Southeastern Section

  • The 2018 National Science Teachers Association meeting will take place in downtown Atlanta on March 15-18, 2018. The theme of the meeting is "Science on My Mind," and highlighted conference strands will include 1) Focusing on Evidence of 3D Learning, 2) Imagining Science as the Foundation for STEM, 3) Reflecting on Access for All Students, and 4) Comprehending the Role of Literacy in Science. For those located in Georgia, this is an exciting local opportunity to convene with 10,000+ fellow educators passionate about science.

GER Division

  • If you are submitting a GER-themed session proposal for GSA 2019 and would like the GER Division to sponsor and help promote your session, please contact Katherine Ryker (


Do you have good news related to your geoscience education work that you would like to share with your NAGT Community? Would you like to call attention to a paper, presentation, or resource you developed or helped develop to share with your fellow Earth educators? Submit to NAGT's Community Kudos!


NAGT Career Hub

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position - Tarleton State University - Structural Geology

Posted: Nov 6 2017

The Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics at Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in structural geology to start Fall 2018. The successful candidate will support the geosciences program by providing engaging, student-centered teaching; develop an active research program that involves undergraduates; and actively contribute to service and outreach initiatives that advance the department, college, and university. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, with a position start date of September 1, 2018.

University of Utah Petroleum Geoscience Field Course

Posted: Nov 10 2017

University of Utah offers a 17-day Integrated Petroleum Geology Field Course focusing on Foreland Basins and Fold-thrust Belts. The course, for graduate students and advanced undergrads, will be taught in late May to early June 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas.

Open rank position in STEM at Bates College

Posted: Nov 13 2017

Bates College invites applications for an open rank faculty position, broadly defined, to encompass any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline at Bates. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in supporting the success of students from underrepresented groups, in addition to commitment to excellence and innovation in both teaching and scholarship.

Summer Research Internships in Weather, Climate, and Radar Engineering

Posted: Jan 24 2018

Are you an undergraduate student at a 2- or 4-yr institution curious about what scientific research is like? In the National Weather Center, South Central Climate Science Center, & Radar Innovation Lab's 10-week summer research internship program you conduct your own unique research study in weather, climate, or radar engineering. Posted: Feb 2 2018

REU program at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Posted: Feb 2 2018

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's research experience for undergraduates program, "Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast" (EMBOC) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in ongoing marine science research at the University of Oregon's marine lab during the summer months. In addition to conducting research at OIMB, students participating in the EMBOC program will participate in weekly professional development discussions and training sessions, social activities, field trips and marine biology seminars.

Need help getting the word out about your position opening, event, or field trip? Submit your posting to the new NAGT Career Hub!

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