South-Central Section - 46th Annual Meeting (89 March 2012)
Session No. 19 Friday, 9 March 2012
1:30 PM-5:00 PM, Sul Ross University: Espino A & B

T7. Issues in Earth Science Education

Kevin M. Urbanczyk, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
19-11:30 PM GEOSCIENCE LEARNING STYLES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: LOOS, Rebecca J. and WARD, James W., Department of Physics and Geosciences, Angelo State University, ASU Station #11016, San Angelo, TX 76909-1015, rjloos88@gmail.com
19-21:45 PM FEAR AND LEARNING IN BIG BEND: IS IT SAFE TO TAKE A FIELD TRIP DOWN THERE?: URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, kevinu@sulross.edu and BURNETT, Chris, Recreational Sports, The University of Texas at Austin, 2101 Speedway (GRE 2.204), Austin, TX 78712
19-32:00 PM JOHN McPHEE'S LITERARY GEOLOGY: NELSON, Barbara Barney, Languages and Literature, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 79832, bnelson@sulross.edu
19-42:15 PM PAISANO PASS DRIVE-THROUGH VOLCANO - A UNIQUE EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE: BONES, Jim C., Exhibit Resource Development, Visit Big Bend Brewster County Tourism Council, Box 2111, Alpine, TX 79831, jimbones@bigbend.net and DICKERSON, Patricia W., American Geological Institute and Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
19-52:30 PM EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION AT THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT NATURE CENTER: HOYT, Cathryn A., Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, P.O. Box 905, Fort Davis, TX 79734, choyt@cdri.org
19-62:45 PM HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN THE SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S., VIEWED AT NIGHT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: DAWSON, Melissa D.1, EVANS, Cynthia A.2, STEFANOV, William L.3, WILKINSON, M. Justin4, WILLIS, Kim4, and RUNCO, Susan5, (1) Jacobs Engineering and Science Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, melissa.dawson@nasa.gov, (2) NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Code KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, (3) Image Science & Analysis Laboratory/ESCG, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, (4) Jacobs Engineering, NASA/Johnson Space Center, P.O. Box 58447, Houston, TX 77058, (5) NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Code KX, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
 3:00 PM Break
19-73:30 PM ENGAGING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AUTHENTIC RESEARCH BASED ON A SUMMER RESEARCH CRUISE: MANLEY, James, Garland Independent School District, Coyle Middle School, 4500 Skyline Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088, jmmanley@garlandisd.net, ELLINS, Katherine K., Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 196, Austin, TX 78758, and CONTE, Maureen, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science, 17 Biological Station Ferry Reach, St. George's GE 01 Bermuda, Bermuda
19-83:45 PM RADIOACTIVITY IN GEOLOGY: A MUCH NEGLECTED BUT UNIFYING CONCEPT IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: REMPE, Norbert T., 1403 N Country Club Cir, Carlsbad, NM 88220-4115, rempent@yahoo.com
19-94:00 PM PROBLEMS WITH SCIENCE EDUCATION POLICY IN THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: MILLER, Jeremy J., Department of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, ROC 21, Richardson, TX 75080, jjm055000@utdallas.edu
19-104:15 PM CAN SMALL GEOLOGY DEPARTMENTS SURVIVE THE TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD'S POLICIES ON LOW PRODUCING PROGRAMS?: URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, kevinu@sulross.edu
19-114:30 PM PROMOTING STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) SUCCESS AT HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS: HOPPER, Leslie, Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande Research Center, Box C 139, Alpine, TX 79832, rioresearch@sulross.edu and URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832

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