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Publications

Journal Articles

Connor, C., and Prakash, A., 2008, Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education: The EDGE Program in Alaska. Journal of Geoscience Education, vol. 56, p 179-186.

Connor, C., Prakash, A., and Brownlee, M,, 2008, Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education (EDGE) Program: Assessment results and lessons learned. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, (in preparation).

Conference Presentations

Prakash, A., Connor, C., and Brownlee, M., 2008, GIS in Alaska’s Grades 6-12 Earth Science Environment: The Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education (EDGE) Project. Geological Society of America, Houston, Texas, Oct 5-9 (accepted).
Galau, K.J., 2008, Analysis of Bears, Glaciers, and Mountain Goats: Using GIS to Develop Environmental and Ecological Awareness. National Science Teachers Association Area Conference, Portland, OR, Nov 20 (accepted).
Connor, C., and Prakash, A., 2007, Alaska's Secondary Science Teachers and Students Receive Earth Systems Science Knowledge, GIS Know How and University Technical Support for Pre- College Research Experiences: The EDGE Project. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED51A-0130.
Prakash, A., Connor, C., and Smikrud, K., 2007, Authentic geoscience research experiences using GPS-GIS skills to excite Alaska's middle and high school students about Earth science. Geological Society of America, Denver, Abstract.
Connor, C., Prakash, A., Berner, L., Hood, E., and Heavner, M., 2007, Glacier Surface Field Experiences and GIS training provide Alaska’s Science Teachers with Climate Change Assessment tools for use in Middle School and High School classrooms. Geological Society of America, Denver, Presentation (PDF 1.3M).
Connor, C., and Prakash, A., 2007, Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education - EDGE: Teaching Field Science and GIS to Alaska’s Science Teachers and Their Students. Alaska Geological Society Annual Science and Technology Conference, University Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK., April 21.
Prakash, A., Brown, N., and Lees, R., 2007, Geospatial Workforce Development Initiative of the Alaska Space Grant Program: Inviting Industry to Partner in Earth and Space Science Research, Education and Training. 41st Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, Fairbanks, AK., March 19-23.
Prakash, A., Connor, C., and Brownlee, M., 2006, Empowering Alaska Teachers with GPS-GIS Skills through Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating a Teachers Training Course. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52) Fall Meet. Supplement., Abstract ED11B-1197.
Connor, C., Prakash, A., Brownlee, M., Nagorski, S., and Walling, R., 2006, EDGE (Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education) Field Course Provides Alaskan High School and Middle School students with Earth Science and GIS Skills for Science Fair Projects and a College Experience. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52) Fall Meet. Supplement., Abstract ED23B-1248.

Special Sessions

Connor, C., and Prakash, A. (Co-chairs), 2008, Propagating Geoinformatics and Virtual Globe Resources into the K-12 Environment: Integrating spatial Earth system data with classroom science for a future workforce. Geological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas. Special Session: Co-sponsored by the following sections/divisions: Geoinformatics, Geoscience Education, Geology and Society, and National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Connor, C., 2007, Experiential Discoveries in Geoscience Education (EDGE): Expanding Field Earth Science into the Grade 6-12 classrooms using GPS, GIS, and Adventure!. Alaska Math Science Conference, Anchorage, AK (PDF 10.4M).
Prakash, A., and Cooper C., 2004, GIS-GPS for Alaska Teachers, Summer 2004: A reflection. Alaska Math Science Conference, Fairbanks, AK (PDF 2.8M).

Popular Media

Radio interview of EDGE teacehr Kathleen Galau, in a prgrapm entitled "Bears" hosted by Rebecca Sheir (January 27-28, 2007). Kathleen's interview with introduction is 3.58 minutes, within a relatively longe coverage. Full coverage available at Alaska radio archives (MP3 format: 12.3Mb).
Article about EDGE in 'Juneau Empire', a local newspaper for Juneau, Alaska (June 2007). Original scanned article (PDF 408K) and Online version (PDF 69K).
UAS Chancellor's Report (April 2007) (PDF 186K).
Radio interview of EDGE teacher Kathleen Galau, in a program entitled "Bears" hosted by Rebecca Sheir (January 27-28, 2007). Kathleen's interview with introduction is 3.58 minutes, within a relatively long coverage. Full coverage available at Alaska radio archives (MP3 format: 12.3Mb).
Brief blurp in 'Juneau Empire' (January 2006), about student presenting the Knotweed project of 2005 pilot teacher, Paula Savikko (PDF 213K) and (Online version).