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April 3, 2022

A reading list on scientific ocean drilling for university undergraduate students

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I’ve been exploring articles on the past, present, and future of scientific ocean drilling. As I’ve come across several articles to use with the students in my college classroom, I thought I would compile and share this list so that and anyone with a general interest in scientific ocean drilling could read, learn, and share.

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DSDP Leg 3 – a legacy expedition for plate tectonics

Before heading out on IODP Expedition 390, I’m taking a look at why this South Atlantic location for coring and drilling in the deep ocean is so important for scientific and historical reasons.

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April 1, 2022

JOIDES Resolution Expedition 390 – what to know before we go

The co-chief scientists of IODP joint Expeditions 390/393 responded to this question: What is one piece of information you would like a person (non-scientist) to know about the upcoming EXP 390/393? See how each responded!

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March 26, 2022

The science communications from H.M.S. Challenger were “Good Words” and more

Scientists on the first oceanographic expedition realized how important it was to engage in science communication and storytelling outside of their science circles, while at sea and upon returning home. This is a good reminder that we need to continue to build upon those early messages sent via snail mail, using our modern-day technologies, to share our oceanographic work with others. Communications, no matter what the tool utilized, is key to education, engagement, excitement, and increasing science literacy across all audiences.

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March 21, 2022

On-site training to be an Onboard Outreach Officer on JOIDES Resolution

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What happens between the time one is accepted to sail on the JR as an education/outreach officer and the actual day one boards the ship? Alot of training! Learn more about how we prepare to do science communications from the JOIDES Resolution.

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March 18, 2022

The missions of H.M.S. Challenger and JOIDES Resolution – a comparison of ocean exploration then and now

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the departure of the first ocean research expedition, H.M.S. Challenger. This year is when I am departing on JOIDES Resolution. I thought it would be interesting with Challenger’s anniversary to take a moment and reflect upon the mission of each research vessel to see how their missions are different between the two ships and over time.

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March 14, 2022

Using learning analytics in courses via Review, Amend, Apply

book cover for Review, Amend, Apply

Implementing practices such as Review, Amend, Apply have the opportunity for us to create a more inclusive, equitable, and supportive learning environment. We can’t address all of the questions we have in just one semester, but by taking some time to work forward with thought and intention, we can improve our own pedagogical practices while increasing student success each time we teach.

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March 3, 2022

The Iditarod marks 50 years – but not all from the same starting point

I created a quilt in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and to acknowledge the impact of warming temperatures.

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February 11, 2022

February birthdays – the discipline of oceanography and early NOAA organizations

Photos of HMS Challenger and early NOAA ship

The month of February is a month with some significant beginnings in ocean science

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Student-generated geoscience voicemails for the future – or present

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Creative geoscience-themed voicemail assignments can help students with communication and research skills, along with practice telling stories of science and solutions

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