Students Using Social Media to Engage in Science

This semester as a professor at Miami Dade College, I decided to design the final class project around using social media where students will have to engage the general public in science. The classes I teach are ESC1000: General Earth Science, PSC1121: General Physical Science, and PSC1515: Energy in the Natural Environment. Below is a summary of…

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NPS + GSA + Diversity = Geological AWESOMENESS!! (Apply by 2-18-14)

Did I hear that correctly?! The National Parks Service and the Geological Society of America have teamed up to combat the lack of diversity? Yesssss! It’s true! This racial-gap-fighting-duo has come together and created Mosaics in Science, an 11-week internship during Summer 2014. Historically underrepresented undergraduates (or recent grads) between the ages of 17-25 can…

This is how black people feel at a GSA Conference

And…FYI this is also why I personally hate skiing or snowboarding.  Not because I don’t like the outdoors. The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a major center point for many geologists. Their regional and annual conferences are a great way to network and learn about new research. Everyone who’s anyone goes to GSA Conferences…