2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting (22–25 October 2006)
Session No. 190 Wednesday, 25 October 2006
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Pennsylvania Convention Center: 108 A

T56. Successful Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Undergraduate Geoscience Majors (National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division)

Barbara Tewksbury, Carolyn Eyles and R. Heather Macdonald, Presiding
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190-18:00 AM A PRE-FRESHMAN SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: A RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AID: CORNELL, Winton C. and TAPP, J. Bryan, Department of Geosciences, University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104, winton-cornell@utulsa.edu
190-28:15 AM GEOSCOPE: A PROJECT TO ENGAGE UNDERGRADUATES IN THE GEOSCIENCES: HICKEY-VARGAS, Rosemary, DRAPER, Grenville, COLLINS, Laurel, ANDERSON, William, CLEMENT, Bradford, GROSS, Michael, MACFARLANE, Andrew, PRICE, Rene, and WHITMAN, Dean, Earth Science Department, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, hickey@fiu.edu
190-38:30 AM RECRUITING YOUR REPLACEMENT - LINKING EARTH SCIENCE FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION, PROGRESS IN ONTARIO: FINN, Gregory C., Earth Sciences, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1 Canada, greg.finn@brocku.ca
190-48:45 AM FIGS: FRESHMEN INTEREST GROUPS WITH A GEOLOGY COMPONENT: BADGER, Robert L., Department of Geology, State Univ of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676, badgerrl@potsdam.edu, AMATI, Lisa, Department of Geology, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676, and OMOHUNDRO, John T., Dept. of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676
190-59:00 AM GEOLOGY LEARNING COMMUNITIES FOR FRESHMEN UNDERGRADUATES AS A SUCCESSFUL RECRUITING TOOL: KIME, David, University Honors Program, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099, kimed@nku.edu and BERTOG, Janet L., Physics and Geology, Northern Kentucky Univ, Highland Hts, KY 41099
190-69:15 AM HOW JOBS AND ATTITUDES ABOUT THEM INFLUENCE THE SUCCESS OF GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENTS: KEANE, Christopher M. and BAKER, Margaret A., American Geol Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, keane@agiweb.org
190-79:30 AM USING CURRICULUM AND DEPARTMENTAL PHILOSOPHY TO RECRUIT GEOSCIENCE MAJORS: TEWKSBURY, Barbara J., Dept of Geosciences, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13323-1218, btewksbu@hamilton.edu
190-89:45 AM ATTRACTING MAJORS THROUGH RECRUITMENT TALKS IN INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCE CLASSES: TRUPE, Charles H., Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8149, Statesboro, GA 30460, chtrupe@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
190-910:00 AM A NEW CURRICULUM AND A NEW VISION: MY HOW WE'VE GROWN…: HICKSON, Thomas and LAMB, Melissa, Geology, Univ of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105, tahickson@stthomas.edu
190-1010:15 AM REDESIGNING ENTRY TO THE MAJOR: FROM FUNNEL TO HOURGLASS: PETERS, Stephen C. and ZEITLER, Peter K., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, 31 Williams Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015, Iceland, scp2@lehigh.edu
190-1110:30 AM BAITING THE HOOK: STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTING UNDERGRADUATES INTO GEOSCIENCE PROGRAMS AT A RESEARCH-INTENSIVE UNIVERSITY: EYLES, Carolyn H.1, VAJOCZKI, Susan2, and STOESSER, Marianne1, (1) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 2K1, eylesc@mcmaster.ca, (2) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
190-1210:45 AM UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AT THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY: BICE, David1, BRALOWER, Timothy J.1, FREEMAN, Katherine H.1, FURMAN, Tanya2, HOUSE, Christopher1, KUMP, Lee R.1, and MACALADY, Jennifer L.1, (1) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, dbice@geosc.psu.edu, (2) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
190-1311:00 AM ATTEMPTING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY BY TEACHING NON-SCIENCE ACADEMIC ADVISORS GEOLOGY IN GERMANY: WHALEY, Peter W., Geosciences, Murray State University, 802 Guthrie Dr, Murray, KY 42071-3047, peter.whaley@murraystate.edu
190-1411:15 AM USING FIELD TRIPS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN MINORITY STUDENTS IN THE GEOSCIENCES: VAN HEES, Edmond and LEMKE, Lawrence D., Department of Geology, Wayne State University, 0224 Old Main, 4841 Cass, Detroit, MI 48202, midas@wayne.edu
190-1511:30 AM STRATEGIES FOR RECRUITING AND RETAINING GEOSCIENCE MAJORS: VOICES FROM THE FIELD: BROCK, Leslie1, FUHRMAN, Miriam2, GONZALEZ, Raquel1, and LEVINE, Roger1, (1) American Institutes for Research, 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, rlevine@air.org, (2) Assessment Division, American Institutes for Research, 908 Piovana Court, Carlsbad, CA 92011
190-1611:45 AM MILDLY SUCCESSFUL AND SOMEWHAT RADICAL STRATEGIES FOR RECRUITING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: FIELD WORK, HIRED GUNS, AND MONEY: KEITH, Jeffrey D., Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, jeff_keith@byu.edu and THOMPSON, Kirsten, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, 84602

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