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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April 20, 2016

Day 1 PM – Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

Day 1 PM - Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

Today’s afternoon session addressed understanding what is know about the impact of service-learning experiences on students from historically under-represented populations, and understanding how the geoscience community defines and implements service learning

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Day 1 AM – Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

Day 1 AM - Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

The morning session focused on why service learning is important in geoscience, and understanding the breadth of service-learning implementation across discipline

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April 19, 2016

Pre-meeting, Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

Pre-meeting, Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop

A workshop is being held in Washington DC on “service learning as an instructional approach that combines community service and academic instruction with a focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility”

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April 13, 2016

National Citizen Science Day 2016

National Citizen Science Day 2016

This year marks the first annual National Citizen Science Day (OK – so the “Day” is extending from April 16 to May 21, 2016). Organized by the Citizen Science Association (CSA) and SciStarter, it is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to come together and promote, celebrate, and/or participate in citizen science activities.

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April 6, 2016

Course video trailers: Coming soon to a classroom near you

Course video trailers: Coming soon to a classroom near you

Course trailers are a strategy for attracting student interest and attendance… but are they instead slick promotional ads and introduce bias?

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March 30, 2016

The STEM Women of #365scienceselfies [Women’s History Month]

The STEM Women of #365scienceselfies [Women's History Month]

View the life of a scientist, one selfie at a time, through this year’s #365scienceselfies project. Share what you see, and inspire the next generation of scientists to see a unique view into the lives of women and men in STEM.

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March 23, 2016

Women in #SciArt [Women’s History Month]

Women in #SciArt [Women's History Month]

More and more, art is being utilized as a science communication tool. Here are three examples of women that are successful in bridging the science and communications disciplines with their own artistic twist.

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March 16, 2016

STEM Women in U.S. federal agencies [Women’s History Month]

STEM Women in U.S. federal agencies [Women's History Month]

The U.S. Geological Survey, as well as NASA, the EPA, and other STEM-related federal agencies are taking time this month to celebrate the innovations by and contributions of women towards advancing each agency’s mission

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March 7, 2016

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2016 [Women’s History Month]

International Women's Day - March 8, 2016 [Women's History Month]

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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