It has been a quite a while since I updated this blog, but that’s the life of an Assistant Professor I guess! Good news though, my colleagues and I at SHSU and Lone Star College University Park were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study perspectives of late high school students and teachers and early community college students on the geosciences. Our program, Geoscience Exposure and Training in Texas (GET TX), will run for three years and has four main components:
1) Visits to high school STEM classrooms to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of the Geosciences
2) Open-house events at SHSU and LSC-UP with professional scientists as guest speakers to highlight career opportunities
3) Teacher workshops to provide teachers with region specific examples of the applicability of geoscience topics and how they can be incorporated into their classrooms
4) A 12-day summer bridge program for students held at SHSU that includes an $800 stipend with room and board
We are actively recruiting participants for each component from the broader southeast Texas region. If you are interested in participating please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about the grant can be found https://www.shsu.edu/academics/environmental-and-geosciences/get-tx/index
David Moss. Paleontologist.
While most of my blog posts will relate to my research, from time to time I plan to write about something completely unrelated. I like to tell stories to communicate scientific ideas. Hopefully they will be entertaining as well as informative.