News Releases and Announcements
Below is the full list of NAGT's current news items and community announcements, beginning with the most recent. If you would like to narrow your view to just national news or a particular section's news, use the links in the box on the right side of the page. You can also view the online supplement to current and past issues of In the Trenches, the NAGT Career Hub, past issues of the e-News Magazine, and more using the links in the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
Posted: Apr 11 2018
The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 16-20) will provide a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. The deadline for submitting abstracts and teaching demo proposals has now passed, however posters and share-a-thon proposals will be accepted until the late deadline of May 15. Remember to register before May 1 to receive the early bird rate!
Posted: Mar 27 2018
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is holding spaces at the annual Early Career Workshop (July 22-26, 2018) for additional Two Year College faculty to attend, even though the official deadline has passed. If you are 2YC faculty, please submit your application ASAP, and yes—scholarships are offered to defray the cost.
Posted: Feb 20 2018
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."
Posted: Feb 15 2018
The SAGE 2YC project is building a national network of two-year college geoscience faculty who implement evidence-based practices that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce. Four new articles related to these project goals are now available on the SAGE Musings blog, focusing on how mindset affects student learning, research summarizing the power of value affirmation on the performance of underrepresented students in STEM, experiments in flipping a geoscience course, and strategies for engaging all students by cultivating their voices.
Posted: Nov 4 2017
Started in 1965, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past fifty years, more than 2,300 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2018.
Posted: May 3 2017
The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents) has launched a blog, SAGE Musings. The bi-weekly blog posts address topics related to supporting students' academic success, facilitating students' professional pathways in the geosciences, broadening participation in the geosciences, and catalyzing change.