South-Central Section - 47th Annual Meeting (4-5 April 2013)

T26. Engaging the Next Generation of Geoscientists

Session No. 16
Thursday, 4 April 2013: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
AT&T Center Amphitheater 204

T26. Engaging the Next Generation of Geoscientists

TXESS Revolution Program at UT Austin; DIG (Diversity and Innovation in Geosciences) Texas Alliance

 

Katherine K. Ellins and Laura F. Serpa, Presiding
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Start Time
 
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
HOT SCIENCE FOR COOL EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS
HENSGEN, Geoff, 5122325551, UT-Austin, Environmental Science Institute, 1 University Station, Mail Code C9000, Austin, TX 78712, ghensgen@esi.utexas.edu
1:55 PM
BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS IN GEOSCIENCES
GARCIA, Sonia, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, 202 O&M Building, College Station, TX 77845, garcias5@tamu.edu
2:15 PM
URM RETENTION THROUGH IBP’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING ACTIVITIES
JOHNSON, Ashanti1, RICCIARDI, Lois2, SIEGFRIED, David3, FAUVER, Allyson4, DETRICK, Liv5, THOMAS, Sandra1, and WHITNEY, Vivian6, (1) Office Of the Executive Director, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543, ajohnson@ibparticipation.org, (2) MS PHD'S in Earth System Science Program, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543, (3) Program Assessment/Pathways to Engineering Program, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543, (4) Policy and Analysis/Pathways to Ocean Science Program, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543, (5) Web Development/ NASA OSSI Program, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543, (6) Ohio Aerospace Institute, 1315 Lakehurst Drive, Ada, OK 74820
2:35 PM
DIG TEXAS: AN ALLIANCE TO PROMOTE THE GEOSCIENCES AND DIVERSIFY ITS WORKFORCE
MILLER, Kate C., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, kcmiller@tamu.edu, ELLINS, Katherine K., Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 196, Austin, TX 78758, RIGGS, Eric M., College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, Room 202, Eller O&M Building, MS 3148 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, BEDNARZ, Sarah W., College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, MS 3148 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, and MOSHER, Sharon, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254
2:55 PM
DIG TEXAS INSTRUCTIONAL BLUEPRINTS FOR TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
ELLINS, Katherine K., Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 196, Austin, TX 78758, kellins@ig.utexas.edu, SERPA, Laura, Geology and Geophysics, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave. Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX 79968, PENNINGTON, Deana, University of Texas at El Paso, Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, 79968-0555, RIGGS, Eric M., College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, Room 202, Eller O&M Building, MS 3148 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, FOX, Sean P., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057, MOSHER, Sharon, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254, and MILLER, Kate C., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
 
3:15 PM
Break
3:30 PM
PROJECT-BASED INSTRUCTION: TEACHING GEOLOGY TOPICS WITH A PROJECT-BASED APPROACH TO ENGAGE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
KIRBY, Lynn, UTeach, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 5115 Fairview Drive, Austin, TX 78731, lkirby@austin.utexas.edu
3:50 PM
HOW WATER CONSERVATION IS ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GEOSCIENTISTS
MCCALL, Linda Ruiz, Texas Water Development Board, 1700 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13231, Austin 78711-3231, Linda.McCall@twdb.texas.gov
4:10 PM
HIGH IMPACT EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES: GEOSCIENCE FIELD-BASED LEARNING DURING A TEXAS A&M STUDY ABROAD SEMESTER IN ITALY
RICHARDSON, Mary Jo, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, TAMU 3146, College Station, TX 77843, mrichardson@ocean.tamu.edu and GARDNER, Wilford D., Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 3146 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
4:30 PM
A MULTI-METHOD APPROACH TO EVALUATING THE (TXESS) REVOLUTION
STOCKS, Eric, Dept. of Psychology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799, estocks@uttyler.edu and ODELL, Michael, School of Education, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX 75799
4:50 PM
SERIOUS GAMING AS AN EDUCATIONAL APPROACH: INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO ENGAGE AT-RISK STUDENTS WITH GEOSCIENCES AND HANDS-ON COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS
CONOVER, David, Video Game Design Instructor, Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD, 1108 Haverford Dr, Austin, TX 78753, davidcono@gmail.com and PIERCE, Suzanne A., Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
5:10 PM
THE ARLINGTON ARCHOSAUR SITE, AN URBAN NORTH TEXAS EXCAVATION AS A SOURCE OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH IN THE GEOSCIENCES
COLVIN, Ronnie, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, 1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022, colvin.ronnie@att.net and MAIN, Derek J., Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19049, 500 Yates St, Arlington, TX 76019
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