I believe positive experiences early in students’ academic careers will advance participation in Earth sciences and related STEM fields.
After attending USSP as a master's student in 2005, I returned to Urbino as an instructor in 2016.
Lecture content covered the Pliocene to Pleistocene transition including describing El Padre conditions of the equatorial Pacific and Northern Hemisphere Glaciation.
I also presented a discussion on gender diversity in geoscience. This discussion covered the implicit associations we all have related to gender including evidence-based biases in recommendation letters and co-authorship.
Having the opportunity to mentor research projects in Earth science that I care deeply about is what makes teaching exciting and invigorating.
Adam Phillips (Part III, University of Cambridge, 2017-2018)
Project Title: "How did North Atlantic Deep Water contribute to the Mid-Pleistocene Transition?"
Lorriane McChesney (Texas A&M University, REU at LDEO, 2016)
Project Title: "Changes in thermocline structure in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific since the Last Glacial Maximum"
Briana Ramirez (St. Mary's University, San Antonio Texas, REU at LDEO, 2015)
Project Title: "Investigating changes in North Pacific intermediate water during the last 4 million years"