Welcome Grace, Bella, and Mikayla!

This summer 3 undergraduate researchers have joined us in the Mineral Kitchen!

Grace Brekke started in May and is working remotely on geoscience education. Starting in Fall 2018, we have been collecting data in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (GLG 321) and The Dynamic Earth (GLG 201) to better understand how students learn spatial reasoning in geosciences, and how pedagogical choices can affect students’ sense of belonging, confidence, and interest in geosciences. This project is supported by NSF CAREER (EAR-1751664). Grace is analyzing these data to improve our teaching and recruitment of undergraduate students.

Bella Arroyo and Mikayla Kauinana are starting this week in our group as part of a new summer research program run collaboratively by MSU, Northeastern Illinois University, and GeoLatinas. Bella and Mikayla are working remotely and will be helping with data analysis and presentation.


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