February 3, 2016

The SEG Wiki – a wiki by/for geologists

The SEG Wiki - a wiki by/for geologists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has made available the SEG Wiki – the first wiki that is comprised exclusively of content relevant to students, educators, and the geosciences industry

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January 27, 2016

Wikipedia Year of Science 2016

Wikipedia Year of Science 2016

Wikipedia is doing its part in acknowledging that their science articles need work, and that science students and faculty are the content experts that can improve these pages. So, are we as a community going get involved, or continue to ban our students from using Wikipedia as a source? Wikipedia is knocking – are we willing to answer during this Year of Science?

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January 20, 2016

Wikipedia turns 15 – but do academics trust this teenager?

Wikipedia turns 15 - but do academics trust this teenager?

I asked my students how many had a faculty member tell them they cannot use Wikipedia as a source. All students raised their hands. I asked them why they thought they were banned from using Wikipedia for academic purposes. Everyone said in unison, said it was because Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Now 15 years of age, when do we start trusting this teenager?

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January 10, 2016

2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 3

2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 3

You can check out my blog posts from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Summit, as well as my posts from the 1st Summit Day 3 of the 2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education saw some very exhausted yet positive department heads and chairs, looking forward to finalizing their plans to head back with to their institutions. This was a half-day session that involved some working …

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2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 2

2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 2

Day 2 of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education addressed overcoming barriers, finding solutions, creating incentives and rewards, as well as recruitment and retention of underrepresented geoscience students and empowering 2YC/4YC transitions

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January 9, 2016

2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 1

2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, Day 1

The 2nd Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education “will bring together geoscience academic leaders to discuss the developing community vision for undergraduate geoscience education and to develop strategies for implementing this vision in departments across the country.”

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January 6, 2016

2016 New Year’s Resolution – Suggestions for Faculty

2016 New Year's Resolution - Suggestions for Faculty

It’s that time of year again – the time when some people declare to dedicate efforts to improve their personal and/or professional lives. With so many online articles and posts calling attention to New Year’s resolutions, this wasn’t a topic I could ignore on my blog, as grad students, post-docs, faculty and researchers can generate resolutions to help us find that magical work/life balance (or at least get closer to it!).

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December 30, 2015

Top Science Stories of 2015 – what would our students say?

Top Science Stories of 2015 - what would our students say?

There were many significant and exciting news stories and discoveries in 2015. How many of these stories did our students hear about, and could they share the importance/relevance of these headlines?

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December 24, 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Mentoring at the Fall Meeting

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Mentoring at the Fall Meeting

AGU piloted two new mentoring programs at the 2015 Fall Meeting – one for undergraduate students, one for those interested in science communication. I had the opportunity to participate as a mentor in both programs, and I encourage others t consider doing the same at AGU 2015 (and all year-round!).

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December 17, 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Ignite@AGU

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Ignite@AGU

“An evening of insightful and entertaining five-minute presentations by Earth and space scientists!”

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