Webinar: What does "research" look like at the Introduction level, such as at 2YC's?
Friday, March 4, 2022
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
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Kaatje Kraft, Whatcom Community College
DavidVoorhees, Waubonsee Community College
with invited guests Niccole Cerveny,Mesa Community College,
Kusali Gamage, Austin Community College,
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine,
Gretchen Miller, Wake Technical Community College, and
Sean Tvalia, Suffolk County Community College
There is a broad spectrum of ways for students to engage inresearch at the introductory level, particularly at two-year colleges where students are still exploring their possible major pathways. Participating in research can bean engaging activity that can support student learning, and mentor future geoscientists. This webinar will examine the varied forms that research can take at the introductory level, particularly at two-year colleges. We will discuss what ways we would like to see students engage in research, examine a variety of existing models and provide space for planning for your own ideas to move forward.
Attendees will be able to:
- Define the spectrum of "research" at the introduction level
- Provide tangible examples of effective implementation
- Develop a plan for implementation in your own context
- Presentation slides (Acrobat (PDF) 15.9MB Mar3 22)
- Teaching Examples
- Articles, Abstracts, Blogs and Other Information
- In the Trenches (2015), "Undergraduate Research in the first 2 years"
- Supporting STEM transfer students through cross-institutional undergraduate research experiences (Gamage et al., 2021, JGE - open access)
- GeoEd Trek Blog (L. Guertin), "Revisiting the Continua of Undergraduate Research"
- Helping students to open doors to undergraduate research upon transfer (Guertin)
- Engaging 2YC students in Research (SAGE 2YC)
- Using Data in the classroom (NSDL)
- Registry of Analytical geotechnical equipment (Teach the Earth)
- Blake, R.A., Liou-Mark, J., and Chukuigwe, C., 2013, An effective model for enhancing underrepresented minority participation and success in geoscience undergraduate research, Journal of Geoscience Education, v 61, p405-414.
- Hewlett, J.A., 2018, Broadening participation in Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs): The expanding role of the Community College, CBE – Life Sciences Education, 17:es9, p 1-3.
- Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI)
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
- Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: Educational Equity and High Impact Practice (Stylus Publishing, Edited by N. Hensel)
- Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges: Equity, Discovery & Innovation (Stylus Publishing, N. Hensel)
- Undergraduate Research in Online, Virtual and Hybrid Courses: Proactive Practices for Distant Students (Stylus Publishing, Edited by J. Coleman, N. Hensel & W. Campbell)
- Undergraduate Research Experiences: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities (National Academies Press)
- Integrating Discovery-based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Report of a Convocation (National Academies Press)
- Hensel, N.H., and Cejda, B.D.(eds.), 2014, Tapping the potential of all: Undergraduate research at Community Colleges, Council on Undergraduate Research, 135 p.
- Undergraduate Research in the first 2 years, Earth Educators Rendezvous, 2022
- Undergraduate Research in Earth Science classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years, Bozeman, MT, 2014
- Engaging Students in Scientific Research in Your Course - EER, 2015
- Datasets and Citizen Science options
- Mars data using Mars Trek (NASA) [May work better in some browsers over others]
- Zooniverse - Citizen science research projects
- National Water Dashboard (USGS)
- Weather & Precipitation data (National Weather Service)
- Snow data (SNOTEL- USDA)
- Seismology data (IRIS)
- Recent blog post about Chronolog - a citizen science approach of chronicaling environmental change (AGU)
- Opportunities for Students
Duration: 1 hour
Format: 2yc_ResearchWebinar.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 15.9MB Mar3 22)Presentations (pdf of slides) will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
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