Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students in the Geosciences I

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Primary Convener:  Joshua I Villalobos, El Paso Community College, Geological Sciences Discipline, El Paso, TX, United States
Co-Convener:  Diane Irene Doser, University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

4:00 PM
4:15 PM
Geoscience Workforce Development at UNAVCO: Building a Continuous Support Structure for Student Success
Aisha Renee Morris, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States and Donna J Charlevoix, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States
4:30 PM
A new model for teaching to a diverse population of students
Gary S Weissmann and Roberto Ibarra, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States
5:00 PM
Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences – Impact of the IDES Program in Oregon
Shanaka L de Silva1, Eduardo Francisco Guerrero1, Robert A Duncan1, Lynette L de Silva1 and Susan C Eriksson2, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Eriksson Associates, Boulder, CO, United States
5:15 PM
The Challenges for Persistence with Two-Year College Student Transfers and How One Survey Attempts to Identify Pathways of Success for Geoscience Students
Carolyn E Wilson, American Geological Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kaatje Van Der Hoeven Kraft, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ, United States and Ben Wolfe, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States
5:30 PM
Recruiting a Diverse Set of Future Geoscientists through Outreach to Middle and High School Students and Teachers in Miami, Florida
Dean Whitman, Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Grenville Draper, Rodolfo Rego and Jennifer Gebelein, Florida International Univ, Miami, FL, United States
5:45 PM
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