Geotimes

Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

Click the corresponding image to see the full article or post. Looking for archived news releases? Looking for EARTH Magazine?

Thu, 2018-05-17 01:00
Free and open to the public, the InTeGrate 2018 Spring Webinar Series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies. The series continues Monday, May 21 with the webinar Teaching Ocean Sustainability Using Active Learning Techniques. The registration deadline for this webinar is Friday, May 18.
Tue, 2018-05-15 16:23
The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for its flagship journal,Limnology & Oceanography.
Tue, 2018-05-15 15:19
A group of students recently traveled to NNSA headquarters to talk to experts about science-based stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy 
Tue, 2018-05-15 13:37
Last night's earthquake struck on the fault most likely to rupture in a large earthquake by 2043, according to the USGS.
Tue, 2018-05-15 13:05
From the Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE): CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Association of Earth Science Editors' 52nd annual meeting, Niagara Falls, NY, September 26-29, 2018. AESE's annual meeting is open to anyone interested in earth science or science editing, publishing and communication. The annual meeting is open to anyone interested in earth science or science editing, publishing and communication. Our meetings, generally small in size, consist of two days of technical sessions and a one-day field trip, and provide an unparalleled opportunity to network with other editors, publishers, educators and others working in the earth sciences. More details can be found at www.aese.org. Please join us!
Tue, 2018-05-15 11:00
By Bob Stern, University of Texas at Dallas The geosciences are a wonderfully visual science, with erupting volcanoes, surging rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers and so much more.  The promise of this visual feast is one reason that a lot of us changed our majors at university to start studying the Earth; certainly it was a major motivation for me.  It would seem natural that there would be an abundance of interesting and informative videos and animations about how the Earth operates, but this is not the case today.  The paucity of high-quality geoscientific videos and animations is all the more puzzling because we are increasingly inundated with videos and animations: on our TVs, at movie theatres, at ballgames, and even on the little screens on many gas station pumps.  Today’s students have been raised on a steady diet of videos and animations. It’s easier today to make and share videos and animations than ever before.  You can use a smart phone to make a video, and a good camera...
Tue, 2018-05-15 01:00
The SAGE 2YC project is building a national network of two-year college geoscience faculty who implement evidence-based practices that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce. Four new articles related to these project goals are now available on the SAGE Musings blog, focusing on using guided pathways to increase degree completion rates, how lessons from biology education—including strategies to incorporate inclusivity and diversity in the classroom— are relevant to teaching geoscience, the impact of social-psychological interventions on academic trajectories, and strategies for facilitating students' professional development in the geosciences.
Tue, 2018-05-15 01:00
The 2018 Earth Educators' Rendezvous (July 16-20) will provide a unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with an audience of Earth educators. The deadline for submitting abstracts and teaching demo proposals has now passed, however the deadline for posters and share-a-thon proposals has been extended to June 3. Remember to register before May 1 to receive the early bird rate!
Tue, 2018-05-15 01:00
Two projects led by the Science Education Resource Center and sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers — InTeGrate and EarthConnections — will be featured in the National Science Foundation's 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, an online event taking place from May 14 to May 21 that features more than 200 videos of federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, mathematics, engineering, and computer science in formal and informal environments. Any time during the week-long event, visitors can vote for their favorite videos and ask questions of the presenters.
Mon, 2018-05-14 16:30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2018     Document represents one of the first community efforts to address harassment on behalf of an entire scientific profession   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Harassment is a serious concern in the scientific community and professional associations are taking steps to address it. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has published a consensus document which outlines strategies for identifying and addressing issues of workplace harassment in the geosciences. An ad hoc committee consisting of representatives from ten geoscience associations or institutions from across industry and academia was convened by AGI to examine the topic of harassment. This same committee ultimately drafted the consensus document, which was formally approved by the AGI Executive Committee on April 9, 2018.   The opening lines of the statement read, "AGI expects those in the profession to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all professional activities....

Pages