July 26, 2016

2016 CUR Fellows Award – Dr. Jill Singer

2016 CUR Fellows Award - Dr. Jill Singer

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Singer, named a 2016 CUR Fellow by the Council on Undergraduate Research for influencing undergraduate research through her own research, through scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and through demonstrated leadership activities

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July 18, 2016

Take home final exam – why Earth science/the ocean matters

Take home final exam - why Earth science/the ocean matters

Here’s an idea for a take-home final exam – ask students why Earth science matters. Ask them to frame their response in the format of a script/video of a TED talk, and be prepared for some inspiring student submissions.

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June 22, 2016

June 2016 AGU Meetings Committee

June 2016 AGU Meetings Committee

This post details my journey as a member of the AGU Meetings Committee, capturing highlights of what we accomplished during our June 2016 meeting about meetings!

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June 8, 2016

StoryCorps – missing the stories of Earth & space scientists

From Katie Spence on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If scientists want to make a broader impact and let a larger audience know who we are and hear our stories, I suggest we start sharing our stories outside of science-focused outlets. Why not add our voices to the “largest single collection of human voices” that is then archived at the Library of Congress? People from diverse backgrounds, ages and locations can then hear our Earth and space science voices when exploring the StoryCorps collection.

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June 1, 2016

Khan Academy – effective science video instruction?

Khan Academy - effective science video instruction?

Khan Academy may help students learn about lots of different subjects. But is it really adequate for learning those subjects on a level that really makes a difference in the world? And what are these videos teaching about Earth science?

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May 25, 2016

TED – an “idea worth spreading” in the classroom

TED - an "idea worth spreading" in the classroom

TED talks showcase “ideas worth spreading” through talks that are 18 minutes or less. What can they provide to the Earth science classroom? – an introduction to scientists and a spark for classroom conversation, for starters…

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May 18, 2016

What was your #sparkofscience? Nautilus magazine wants to know

What was your #sparkofscience? Nautilus magazine wants to know

“How do people get interested in science? Whether it’s professional scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts or the general public — everyone has their own story. The “Spark of Science” series is all about how the story starts. Come here to read the personal narratives of some of today’s best scientists, and add your own!”

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May 11, 2016

Does membership in an organization “matter” anymore?

Does membership in an organization "matter" anymore?

Many organizations (dare I suggest all?) are going back and examining the value of membership and what that offers. Engaging students and the Millennials that make up the majority of the workforce (now surpassing Generation X) takes a different approach.

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May 4, 2016

There’s the CV, then there’s the shadow CV (a document of failures)

There's the CV, then there's the shadow CV (a document of failures)

No scientist enjoys failures, but too often, we hide them. Explore the world of a CV of failures, or shadow CV’s.

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April 22, 2016

Day 2 AM – Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

Day 2 AM - Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

This morning’s session explored understanding how service learning experiences could enhance the competitiveness of geoscience students in the workforce

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