Embedding Research in Undergraduate Classes Across the Geoscience Curriculum

16 December 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A

Event Type:

Workshop

Ticketing Type:

Invite Required

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

Inquiry. Discovery. Exploration. Undergraduate students can engage authentic research at all levels in the geoscience curriculum, from introductory courses (PCAST, 2012) to required courses for geoscience majors. Research projects embedded in formal coursework are increasingly recognized as an important mechanism to inspire and recruit students to the geosciences in introductory courses, and to provide essential pre-professional development for students continuing in geoscience degree programs. This workshop will present numerous strategies for conducting in-class research projects including use of archived on-line Earth data, use of instrumentation, computer and physical modeling, and field-based research. Participants will receive practical advice on design principles, development and implementation plans, and research project assessments. This workshop builds on the On the Cutting Edge modules on Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years and Strategies to Involve Undergraduates in Research: Upper Division Courses, Independent Study, and REU’s (co-sponsored by CUR). This workshop is co-sponsored by AGU Education and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.