September 27, 2016

2016 GSA Presidential Address: Mission-Driven Geoscience

2016 GSA Presidential Address: Mission-Driven Geoscience

“Harnessing scientific understanding to resolve large, complex problems is fundamentally important to a healthy, safe, and prosperous nation and will remain a challenge to future geo-generations.” — GSA President Dr. Claudia Mora

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September 21, 2016

Introducing students to geoheritage during Earth Science Week 2016

Introducing students to geoheritage during Earth Science Week 2016

Do your students know about “geoheritage”? Perhaps engage them with an exercise on the relevance of geoheritage, while teaching about Creative Commons images and the Earth Science Literacy Principles.

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September 14, 2016

Teaching professional skills… using Creative Commons and Pubic Domain images

Teaching professional skills... using Creative Commons and Pubic Domain images

Who took this photo? Do you have permission to use it? Help students learn best practices in acquiring images for their projects by understanding Creative Commons and public domain sources.

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September 7, 2016

Earth Science Literacy Principles – sharing with students why Earth science

Earth Science Literacy Principles - sharing with students why Earth science

Do you use the Earth Science Literacy Principles with your students? By sharing this document with your students and integrating it with classroom exercises and assignments, students can learn why and how the larger community feels about the importance of Earth science.

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August 31, 2016

Mentors wanted for AGU Sharing Science Mentoring Program

Mentors wanted for AGU Sharing Science Mentoring Program

“Just one meeting with your mentee during Fall Meeting… can make a big difference for a graduate student who doesn’t see an opportunity to do research *and* outreach”

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August 17, 2016

The first day of class – what will you do?

The first day of class - what will you do?

There is no right or wrong way to conduct your first class meeting of the semester – but are you using your time wisely? Explore these ideas for how to kick off the first day and every class day in the academic year.

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August 8, 2016

A #SeriousAcademic on social media? Yes, you can…

A #SeriousAcademic on social media? Yes, you can...

Being a #SeriousAcademic on social media is a choice – a choice that can be incredibly successful and rewarding. Community-building and communication are all possible – with the right attitude.

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August 3, 2016

DC #SciArt – Icebergs and Washed Ashore

DC #SciArt - Icebergs and Washed Ashore

Two recent exhibits in Washington DC showcase how science can be portrayed through art – ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, and Washed Ashore at the National Zoo

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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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