Alexandra Beatty, Rapporteur
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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STEERING COMMITTEE ON SERVICE-LEARNING IN UNDERGRADUATE GEOSCIENCES—A WORKSHOP
CATHRYN MANDUCA (Chair), Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
ANTONY BERTHELOTE, Department of Hydrology, Salish Kootenai College
SUE EBANKS, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Savannah State University
SARAH FORTNER, Department of Geology, Wittenberg University
ART GOLDSTEIN, College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University
EDWARD LAINE, Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College
JOHN SALTMARSH, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts
SUSAN SULLIVAN, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
KERRY BRENNER, Study Director
SAMMANTHA MAGSINO, Senior Program Officer, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
HEIDI SCHWEINGRUBER, Director, Board on Science Education
MIRIAM SCHEIBER, Program Assistant
BOARD ON SCIENCE EDUCATION
ADAM GAMORAN (Chair), William T. Grant Foundation
MELANIE COOPER, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
RODOLFO DIRZO, Department of Biology, Stanford University
MATTHEW KREHBIEL, Achieve, Inc.
MICHAEL LACH, Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago
LYNN S. LIBEN, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
CATHRYN MANDUCA, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
JOHN MATHER, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
BRIAN REISER, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
MARSHALL “MIKE” SMITH, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
ROBERTA TANNER, Thompson School District (retired), Loveland, Colorado
SUZANNE WILSON, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
HEIDI SCHWEINGRUBER, Director
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2 The Role of Service-Learning in the Geosciences
Value of Service-Learning in the Geosciences
Discussion: Successes and Challenges
3 Service-Learning Benefits for Students and Institutions
Reaching Historically Underrepresented Populations
Preparing Students for Employment
Discussion: Ideas for Enhancing Students’ Competitiveness in the Workforce
4 Characterizing Current Service-Learning
What Does Service-Learning Look Like?
Discussion: Similarities and Differences
Reflections on the Guiding Questions
Suggestions for Future Research