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December 2012 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Megan Pickard, a graduate student in the Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University in State College.  Megan began working with middle and high school teachers as a graduate student fellow with the NSF-funded Transforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) program for two years.

November 2012 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Lauren Beal, a sixth grade general science teacher at AMY Northwest Middle School in Philadelphia.  Lauren recently presented her curricular innovations at the first annual PAESTA conference, one of only five K-12 teachers that submitted a conference proposal.  Lauren’s talk was titled “Claim, Evidence, Reasoning: Helping Students to Construct Scientific Explanations.”  Lauren presented student examples and shared strategies of how she has incorporated CER into her classroom.  Then, Lauren led a discussion on strategies for incorporating this pedago

October 2012 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Meredith Hill Bembenic, a postdoctoral researcher with the Earth and Space Science Partnership project at The Pennsylvania State University in State College.  Meredith began working with middle and high school teachers in Pennsylvania, Michigan and North Carolina as a graduate student fellow with the NSF-funded Transforming Earth System Science Education (TESSE) program for two years. With the ESSP project, Meredith has continued to develop and implement new curricular materials in several areas including energy and Earth sciences.

NASA Earth Science Week

During October 14-20, 2012, NASA will introduce students of all ages to an incredible group of NASA Earth Explorers - from scientists and engineers, to multimedia producers, educators and writers. Under the theme 'Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences' this year's Earth Science Week will focus on the stories of the many Earth Explorers who contribute to our understanding of the planet.

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October 16, 2012

EARTH Magazine article for geoscience majors

If you have students asking you what employment will really be like in the geosciences, here is a resource that will help!.  In the American Geosciences Institute's Geoscience Workforce Program's ongoing effort to support the development of a robust geoscience profession, presents the first of these EARTH articles, "The Bakken Boom and the New Wild West – A Young Geologist’s Perspective." Feel free to distribute this article with your students.

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