Rusty Low

Rusty Low
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Bio

Russanne Low is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Arlington, VA, and serves on the Environmental Science faculty in the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has held leadership roles with several national and international Earth science education initiatives, including Director of Strategic Partnerships, Digital Library for Earth System Education, 2004-2006; International Coordinator, Africa and the Near East, The GLOBE Program, 2007-2008), and most recently, Higher Education Working Group Lead, NASA Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum (2009-). Her academic training focused on Earth system science with an emphasis on Holocene paleoecology and paleoclimate (Ph.D., UMN 2001). Low is currently engaged in several climate change research and education projects on the African continent and in the U.S. In addition, she has more than 10 years’ experience working with K-12 science educators, including facilitating professional development and degree programs for science teachers, leading science curriculum design teams for districts and charter schools, and, perhaps the most rewarding activity from a personal perspective, serving as the Scientist- in-Residence for Crossroads Elementary Science Magnet / NASA Explorer School, in St. Paul, MN.

Rusty's Interest Statement:

Trained as a Holocene paleoecologist, I have a strong interest in the human dimensions of global change, past and present. My portfolio of experience is balanced between research and teaching experience in university settings and directing science education and outreach efforts on national and international scales. I bring to the my projects research and teaching experiences from Europe, SW Asia, Africa, and North America, a strong sense of equity, a respect for diversity, and a passion for the Earth and environmental sciences. I see e-learning as a critical tool fostering both educational equity and access, and have worked on digital OER resource development teams and taught college-level courses on-line since 1999.

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Earth Science
My SMD Projects:

NASA SMD Earth Forum

HEWG- Community College Faculty Survey

HEWG- Higher Education Diversity Research- Best Practices

K-12- co-editor, K-12 Educator PD Best Practices Literature Review

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

BROADER IMPACTS (Web Products)

2015  Making a List and Checking it Twice: List Feature of NASA Wavelength Digital Library. EarthEd2YC Community Webinar Series for 2 Year College Faculty, NASA SMD E/PO Earth Forum, February 6.

2014  Clue into Climate.  iTunesU course, KQED-CA (author).

2013 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Scientist-Detectives:  Sleuthing the Climate Past, Projecting the Climate Future.  Invited Speaker, NOAA Climate Stewards Web Seminar, July 1.

2013 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor. Work in conjunction with NSF award #ANT0944348, Climate, Ice Dynamics and Bilogy using Deep Ice Cores from W Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide WGBH-Boston, PBS

2013 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor. Work in conjunction with NSF award #1105819 Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change in the Pacific Region, WGBH-Boston, PBS.

2011 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor, two on-line credit-based graduate teacher courses offered through PBS Learning Media, Work in conjunction with NASA award #NNH08ZNE005N

Global Climate Change Education for High School & Global Climate Change Education for Middle Schoolhttp://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/browse/?sa=233&js=0

2011 Developer/Facilitator, National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Web Seminars:

2011 Earth’s Climate History: How do we know what we know? What DO we know? Why does past climate matter to us today?  Invited Speaker, NOAA/NSTA Web Seminar, September 19. (with C. Mandryk)

2011 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor, Middle School Science Literacy, Work in conjunction with NSF award #0937759. Media-rich lessons help students reinforce literacy skills as they explore topics in history and science. http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/adlit/

2010-2011 Author/Developer Teaching Climate Change: K-12 On-line Professional Development from PBS and NASA . Work in conjunction with NASA Award  #NNH08ZNE005N. Resources use the 5-E educational approach, and guide teachers in an exploration of primary data providing evidence of contemporary climate change. Each module includes a section addressing pedagogic topics relevant to climate science communication and teaching.  These peer-reviewed modules received accolades from NASA’s climate.nasa.gov and two modules have been to serve as the entry point for teachers who wish to learn more about climate education on NASA’s climate change portal http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/professionaldevelopment/

2010  Scientific Advisor/Content Editor Where Words Touch the Earth. Work in conjunction with NASA EPOESS award to WGBH, Boston. Native American perspectives on climate change, student-produced videos.  http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/nasawords/

2010 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor Climate Literacy. Resources explore the influence of climate and climate's influence on youth and society.  http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/climlit/

2009 Developer/Facilitator,  National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Web Seminars: Media Literacy in the 21st Century. National Science Digital Library/ National Science Teachers. Association. January 28. (with R. Payo)

2009 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor,  KET STEM Collection. Kentucky Educational Television offers instructional resources for teachers and students http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/kycol/

2008-2010 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor,  Open Education Resources. Work in conjunction with NSF award #0840737, Ted Sicker, PI. Earth system science and climate change resources.

2008-2009 New Faculty Mentor Facilitator, Provided professional development for university faculty, providing instruction in best practice on-line teaching and facilitation in a national graduate level on-line Earth system science course series. Work in conjunction with NSF award #0631389, R. Myers, PI. www.esseacourses.strategies.org

2007-2008 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor, Engaging Alaska Natives with the Work in    conjunction with NSF award #0703514, Ted Sicker, PI. Native and Western scientific perspectives on Alaska’s unique geology and impacts of climate changehttp://www.teachersdomain.org/special/ean/

2007 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor, International Polar Year Collection: Teacher’s Domain, Polar Sciences. Work in conjunction with NSF award #0632085. Resource collection focuses on the Antarctic, and why scientists are interested in studying Earth's polar regions. http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/ipy07-ex/

2005-2006 Author/Developer on-line course, Earth and Space Science for Middle School Teachers. Work in conjunction with NSF award #0434813, Pathways to Science:  Rich-Media Sources for K-12 Teachers, T. Sicker, PI. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdpd.sci.ess/

2005-2006 Scientific Advisor/Content Editor, Earth and Space Science Collection, Work in conjunction with NSF award #0434813, Ted Sicker, PI.   Building blocks of primary Earth science collection, suggested topics, edited submissions scientific and grammatical accuracy; used as basis to develop on-line course for Middle School Teachers.

2004 Author, How to Design an Earth System Science Course Web Tutorial. In Starting Point:  Teaching Entry Level Geoscience. Work in conjunction with NSF award #0618482. C. Manduca, PI. http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/earthcoursedesign/

PRESENTATIONS

2015 Low, R. Read for the Earth at UNL: Example of an online, asynchronous, large lecture format course. National Energy Education Summit, Washington, D.C., January.

Accepted   Opt, S. and Low, R. Dividing and Uniting through Naming: The Case of North Carolina’s Sea Level Rise Policy. 13th Biannual Conference on Communication and The Environment: Bridging Divides, Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication. International Environmental Communication Association, Boulder, June.

Accepted Opt, S. and Low, R. Influencing Sea-Level Rise Policy: The Role of Informational Bias and Opinion Pieces in Regional Coverage of a Climate-Change Issue. Newspaper Research Journal. (Winter 2015).

2014 Low, R. Introduction. In Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change.  NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, p. 8-9. http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014 Low, R. Introducción. In Módula De Eduacación Sobre: La Defensa de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas Cambio Climático. NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, p. 8-9.  http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014  Low, R. (ed.) Advocacy for Indgenous Peoples’ Rights and Climate Change. Guidebook for Workshop Facilitators. NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, 121 p. http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014 Low, R. (ed.) Defensa de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas El Cambio Climático: Guía para los Facilitadores del Taller. NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, 121 p. http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014 Low, R. (ed.) Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change.  NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, 126 p. http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014 Low, R, (ed.) Módula De Eduacación Sobre: La Defensa de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas Cambio Climático. NY: Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Land is Life, 126 p. http://landislife.org/news/2014/12/20/land-is-life-published-books

2014 Low, R., Boger, R., and Mandryk, C. Connecting Spatial Literacy and Climate Literacy Using a Place-Based GIS Approach in a Collaborative Online Setting. AGU, San Francisco, December.  

2014  Low, R.  Climate Change Education Initiatives. Report to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, November.

2014 Metlay, S., and Low R. EarthEd2YC: NASA-NAGT Earth Education Resources for Two-Year College Faculty. Geological Society of America, Vancouver, November.

2014 Boger, R., Low, R. and Adams, J. Spatial Analysis, Social Media and Sense of Place.  Beyond Science literacy, Students as Agents of Change.  Geological Society of America, Vancouver, November.

2014 Low, R. Community-Based Climate Resiliency: Connecting Hearts and Minds to Climate Change Issues Using a Place-Based Approach. Communities Confronting Climate Impacts: A Pivotal Role for Community Foundations, preconference workshop. (Invited Speaker and Panelist). Fall Conference for Community Foundations, October.

2014 Lawton, B. and Low, R  Using Authentic Science in the Classroom: NASA’s Coordinated Efforts to Enhance STEM Education. Annual Meeting, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, August.

2014  Gross, N., Buxner, S. Schultz, G., and Low, R.  Promoting Diversity in Higher Education: What Works? Annual Meeting, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, August.

2014 Low, R. and Metlay, S. EarthEd2YC: NASA NAGT Earth Education E/PO for Two Year College Faculty. NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth Forum, Annual Meeting, Greenbelt, June.

2014 Low, R. What works for the Earth Sciences?  Higher Education Diversity Initiatives in Earth and Space Science. NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth Forum, Annual Meeting, Greenbelt, June.

2014 Low R., Nolan, T., Cartwright, R., Roberts, J., Ziegler, D. Gifted Students are Underserved Too: Serving Students with all Abilities. NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth Forum, Annual Meeting, Greenbelt, June.

2014 Low, R.  Earth Right Now: Remotely Sensing our Planet. Spring Science Workshop, College of Lake County, IL, May.

2014 Low, R., Gosselin, D., Haney, C., Schwerin, T., Myers, R., and Boger, R. Lessons from a Decade of Experiments in Multiple Modalities of Teaching and Learning. University of Nebraska Online Worldwide Symposium, Lincoln, May.

2014 Low, R. and Morrison, D.  Stories and Suggestions from the Field: Working with Rural and Hispanic/Latino Audiences. (Presentation and Panel Discussion with D. Gonzalez and C. Galindo) Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, March.

2013 Low, R. and Soeffing, C. Eds. Best Practices in Educator Professional Development: Literature Review.  NASA Education and Public Outreach Forums.  43p.  Download available http://smdepo.org/6464.

2013 Low, R., Mandryk, C., Gosselin, D., and Haney, C. Beyond Knowledge: Service Learning and Local Climate Change Research Engaging Behavior Change. Ed31E. Climate Literacy Beyond the Comfort Zone- New Approaches to Climate Change in Higher Education. Virutal Simulcast, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December.

2013 Boger, R., Low, R., Mandryk, C. and Gorokovich, Y. Spatial and Climate Literacy: Connecting Urban and Rural Students. ED33C. Climate Lieracy: Imapacts, Evidence, and Best Practices from Research and Evaluation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December.

2013 Gross, N., Buxner, S., Cobabe-Ammann, E., Franknoi, A., Moldwin, M., Peticolas, L., Low, R., and Schultz, G. Incorporating Space Science Content into the Undergraduate Curriculum by the NASA Education Forums' Higher Education Working Group.  ED52A  Tools, Resources and Lessons Learned for Scientists Engaging in Education and Public Outreach III.

2013 Gross, N., Buxner, S., Cobabe-Amman, E., Franknoi, A., Moldwin, M., Peticolas, L., Low, R., and Schultz, G. Incorporating Space Science Content Into the Undergraduate Curriculum by
the NASA Education Forums’ Higher Education Working Group. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 7. Geological Society of America, Denver, October.

2013 Gosselin, D., Low, R., Haney, C., and Mandryk, C.  Lab Earth: The foundation for an integrated graduate level online Science for Educators Masters Program. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 7. Geological Society of America, Denver, October.

2013 Low, R., Cobabe-Ammann, E.,  Schultz, G. and Gross, Nicholas.  It takes a community: the critical role of 2YR faculty in Earth and Space science workforce preparation. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 7. GSA, Denver, October.

2013 Low, R.,  Gosselin, D., Haney, C., and Mandryk, C. Inspiring Community Engagement:  The Role of Local Climate Change Research and Service Learning. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 7. Geological Society of America, Denver, October.  Geological Society of America, Denver, October.

2013 Mandryk, C., Boger, R., Low, R. and Gorokhovich, Y. Connecting Spatial and Climate Literacy in Evaluating Student Learning of Climate Science. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 45, No. 7.Geological Society of America, Denver, October.

2013 Mandryk, C., Low, R. and Martin, A.  Extreme Evaluation: Beyond Pre-Post Content Knowledge Assessments to Put Evaluation to Work for You. Proceedings, Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Ensuring STEM Literacy. July 20-24, San Jose.

2013 Low, R., Cobabe-Ammann, E. and Schultz, G.  What we need:  Community Discussion of the 2012 NASA EPO Forum Survey of 2YR College STEM Teaching. Proceedings, Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Ensuring STEM Literacy. July 20-24, San Jose.

2013 Low, R. Designing Engaging and Effective On-Line Learning Environments for your College STEM courses (workshop).  Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Ensuring STEM Literacy. July 20-24, San Jose.

2013 Low, R., Cobabe-Ammann, E. and Schultz, G. Higher Education Working Group, NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Forum, Survey of Community College STEM Faculty, Report to NASA SMD, February. Download available at smdepo.org/post/6489.

2013 K-12 Working Group, NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Forums (inc. R. Low) Survey on Teacher Professional Development. Download available at http://smdepo.org/post 5655.

2013 NASA Science Mission Directorate education and Public Outreach Forums (incl. R. Low) Best Practices Webinar Guide. Download available athttp://smdepo.org/post/6470.

2012 Low, R.  Educating and Communicating about the Changing Planet: Activities of the NASA Earth EPO Forum. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Annual Meeting.

2012 Walker, C., Low, R., Zepeda, O. and Valdez, S. The Science of Storytelling:  Indigenous Perspective in Environmental change.  Proceedings, Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

2012 Low, R. and Tenenbaum, L. (Illustrator).  Introduction to Earth’s Changing Climate. http://climate.nasa.gov/education/pbs_modules/lesson1Overview.

2012 Low, R. and Tenenbaum, L. (Illustrator). Impacts of a Warming Arctic. http://climate.nasa.gov/education/pbs_modules/lesson2Overview.

2012 Low, R., Gosselin, D., Haney, C, Larson-Miller, C., Mandryk, C., and Bonnstetter, R.  Laboratory Earth Under the Lens: Diachronic Evaluation of an Integrated Graduate-Level On-line Earth System Science Course of Study.  Abstract presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec.

2012 Boger, Rebecca, Low, R. and Gorokovich, Y.  Climate Literacy: Higher Education Efforts in Climate Change Education.  Abstract presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec.

2012 Mandryk, C. and Low, R. Climate Change: Global and Local Discourses. American Anthropological Association, November 15, San Francisco.

2012 Mandryk, C. and Low, R. Cross-cultural communication and cultural surprises: Unexpected issues and outcomes in a climate and sustainability education project for Latino K-5 Students. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, August, Phoenix.

2012 Low, R. and Gosselin, D. Development of an Educator-Climatologist Learning Community (ECLC) using Web 2.0 and On- Line, Process-Oriented Climate Change Research and Educational Experiences & Global Climate Change Literacy for Educators: Using On-line Professional Development to Integrate Content and Pedagogy.  TriAgency (NSF/NASA/NOAA PI Meeting, Arlington April 17-20.

2012 Low, R. and others. NASA Innovations in Climate Education:  Facilitating Broader Engagement with NASA’s Higher Education Initiatives. American Indian Higher Education Conference, Rapid City, SD. March 25-27.

2012 Low, R. and Gosselin, T.  Promoting Natural Resources Education in K-12 Classrooms:  Developing Active Professional Learning Communities for Science Educators On-Line. Undergraduate Education in Natural Resources Biennial Conference, Ft. Collins, CO, March 22-24.

2012 Low, R. and Schwerin, T.  Get Involved!  Emerging opportunities for 2-year institutions and faculty through NASA’s EPO Forum.  Innovations 2012, Philadelphia, PA, March 4-6.

2011 Low, R., Gosselin, D. Oglesby, R., Larson-Miller, C., Thomas, J., and Malawagedara, R., Integrating Scientific Content with Context to Connect Educators with the Complexities and Consequences of Climate Change" (Control ID 1207566) AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco.

2011 Low, R. Global Climate Change Modules. Stem Education Resource Center: Professional Development, PBS Teachers. http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/professionaldevelopment/

2011 Boger, B., Low, R. and Gorokovich, Y. Global Climate Change, Food Security, and Local Sustainability: Ways to Increase Climate Literacy in Urban Students through University Collaborations. AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco.

2011 Low, R., Tenenbaum, L.F., and Schwerin, T.  Creating a Buzz in the Classroom:  Proven Techniques for Integrating NASA Earth Science Visualizations, Multimedia and Interactives into Two-Year College Classrooms.  Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

2011 Low, R. and Kluger-Bell, B.  Inquiry in the Climate Change Classroom.  Center for Latin American Science and Arts,  (CLACE/OpEPABoulder, September. Workshop.

2011 Low, R., Mandryk, C., and Maurin, P. Global AND Local:  Activity-based Explorations Connecting Global Climate Change Processes to Changes in Students’ Own Communities. Educator Workshop at the Astronomy Society of the Pacific National Conference. August 1, 2010, Baltimore.

2011 Steffen, P., Moravchik, B., Low, R., Evidence-Based Science - Climate in the Classroom. Educator Workshop at the Astronomy Society of the Pacific National Conference. August 1, 2010, Baltimore.

2011 Mandryk, C. and Low, R. Identifying Sources of Climate Change Misconceptions and Crafting Non-Ambiguous Climate Change Messages in Materials Developed for E/PO Audiences. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Meeting, Baltimore, July.

2011 Low, R., Gosselin, D., Woudenberg, D., Larson-Miller, C. Bonnstetter, R., and Thomas, J. Global Climate Change Literacy for Educators: Using On-line Professional Development to Integrate Content and Pedagogy.  Triagency Climate Change Education Meeting, Fairfax, VA, Feb 28-March 2.

2011 Gosselin, D. Low, R., Oglesby, R., Larson-Miller, C., Bonnstetter, R., Mawalagedara, R., and Thomas, J. Development of an Educator-Climatologist Learning Community using Web 2.0 and On-line Process-Oriented Climate Change Research and Educational Experiences. .  Triagency Climate Change Education Meeting, Fairfax, VA, Feb 28-March 2.

2011 Low, R.  Teaching the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy in Middle and High School. National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 3.

2010 Low, R., Gosselin, D., Oglesby, R., Bonnstetter, R. and Larson-Miller, C. Climate Change Research Network: The Educator Scientist Learning and Research Community. NASA IGCCE On-Line Workshop, Invited Presenter, Dec 3 & Dec 6.

2010 Low, R., Gosselin, D., Oglesby, R., Bonnstetter, R. and Larson-Miller, C. Supporting Student Climate Research: The Educator-Scientist Learning and Research Community. Workshop to Define Student Collaborative Climate Research (invited particpant) November 17-19, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD.

2010 Low, R., CoBabe-Ammann, E., and Schultz, G.  The NASA Science Mission Directorate Education Forum Working Group on Higher Education: Building and Supporting a Network that Targets the Next Generation STEM Workforce. NSF Earth System Science Education Alliance Workshop, Ithaca, August.

2010 CoBabe-Ammann, E., Low, R., and Schultz, G.  The NASA Science Mission Directorate Education Forum Working Group on Higher Education: Building and Supporting a Network that Targets the Next Generation STEM Workforce. Astronomical Society of the Pacific/Geological Society of America Joint Conference, Boulder, July 30.

2010 Low, R. Soeffling, C., and Schwerin, T.  NASA Climate Resources for formal and informal education.  Astronomical Society of the Pacific/Geological Society of America Joint Conference, Boulder, July 30.

2010 (panelist) The challenge of communicating and teaching climate science in a climate of confusion and controversy. Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason U., Heidi Cullen, Climate Central, Gavin Schmidt, NASA GISS, Russanne Low, UNL. Moderator: Nancy Colleton, IGES.  NASA Earth Science E/PO Retreat, Airlie Center, Warrenton, May.

2010 Low, R. (convener) Meeting the Needs of Latino Students- Expert Panel Presentation.  NASA Science Mission Directorate Earth Education and Public Outreach Forum Retreat, Airlie Center, Warrenton, May

2010 Woudenberg, D.; D. C. Gosselin, R. J. Bonnstetter, C. S. Larson-Miller, and R. Low. Global climate change literacy for educators: Using on-line professional development to integrate content and pedagogy; American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 17-21.

 

2009 Low, R. and LaGrave, M. Colorado Latino STEM Coalition.  National Association of State Science and Math Coalitions (NASSMC) Annual Coalition Directors' Meeting.  Arlington VA, 09/11.

 

2008 Low, R.  The GLOBE Program in Africa: Climate Change and Future Research Directions. Regional Meeting, GLOBE Africa Consortium, Newlands Hotel Conference Center, Capetown, South Africa, June 2008.

 

2006 Schwerin, T., Botti, J., Low, R., Slattery, W., and Myers, R. Earth System Science Education Alliance. Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(3): 215-222.

 

2006 Few, A., Low, R. and Marlino, M.  Conceptual Modeling as Pedagogy.  Eos. Trans. AGU.

 

2006 Few, A., Marlino, M. and Low, R. Modeling in the Classroom:  An Evolving Tool. Eos Trans AGU.

 

2005 Low, R.; Reap, M., Slattery, W., Crannell, J. and Hessler, E.  Achieving Excellence in K-12 Earth Science Education:  The Critical Role of Geoscientists.  Eos. Trans. AGU 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl . Abstract  U11C-07.

 

2005 Scotchmoor, J., Marlino, M. and Low, R.  Making a Broader Impact:  Geoscience Education, Public Outreach, and Criterion 2 (Report of a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), May 11-13 2005):  University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.

2004 Low, R. (convener) Education in the Geosciences: K-16 and Beyond. National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Annual Symposium, Geological Society of America, St. Louis, April.
 

2004 Low, R. and Brame, R. Teaching with the new Minnesota Earth System Science Standards. Workshop co-sponsored by Science CentrUM, University of Minnesota, and American Geological Institute (AGI). Minnesota Science Teachers Association, Mankato, April.


2003 Low, R. School-based multidisciplinary teacher team building combining on-line professional development (ESSEA) and field-based environmental monitoring (GLOBE). Eos Trans. AGU 84(46).

2003 Low, R. You can't always get what you want, but you can create what you need: The promise of DLESE for pre-service teacher education. Eos Trans. AGU 84(46).

2003 Low, R. and Pandya, R. Using DLESE to support Pre-Service Earth Science Teacher Training. National Science Teachers Association, Minneapolis, October.

2003 Low, R., McGee, P and Metros, S. Issues for Understanding Learning Objects in a Pedagogical Context, National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) Annual Meeting, Columbus, October.

2003 (Panelist and Facilitator) Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences, On the Cutting Edge NSF Geosciences Early Career Workshop, Stanford, August.

2003 Goldston, D. and Low, R. Collaborative research on on-line learning of Earth science teachers. National Center for On-line Learning Research Conference, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, April.

2003 (Facilitator) Developing the Earth Science Teacher Workforce, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, May.

2003 Low, R. Trends in Federal Funding in Science Education. Conference for Service Learning in Environmental Education, Campus Compact, St. John, MN, March.

2002 Low, R. Earth system science education:  Hybrid delivery for K-6 teachers.  Eos Trans. AGU 83(47), Fall Meeting Abstract No. ED61A 0015.

2001 Low, R. Culture and Climate: The Role of Human Impact and Other Forcing Factors in the Development of Forest Structure and Composition in the Mid- to Late Holocene of Central Europe. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota.

 

2001 Low, R., and Schnurrenberger, D.  Student engagement and empowerment through Earth system science. Eos Trans. AGU 82(47). 

2001 (speaker and panelist) Footprints and Milestones: Population and Environmental Change: the State of the World Population 2001. The United Nations Foundation, St. Paul, November.

2001 (speaker and panelist) Intersections: Interdisciplinary Theory Joining History, Ecology, and the Social Sciences Making Environmental History Relevant in the 21st Century. American Society for Environmental History and Forest History Society, Durham, March.

2000 (organizer and Chair) Human Dimensions of Global Change. American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, November.

2000 Low, R., and Teed, B. What is Earth System Science? Earth System Science Education Alliance Workshop, NASA -Center for Education Technology, Wheeling, June.

2000 Low, R. Field F: The Eastern Shelf. In Gerraty, L. and Herr, L., Eds. Madaba Plains Project 4. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press.

1999 (invited paper) Low, R., Kelts, K., and Wright, H. E. Mid-late Holocene climatic change and anthropogenic impacts. (Invited paper and panelist). Symposium on Palaeoclimate and Civilization, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Anaheim.

1999 Low, R., Kelts, K. and Schnurrenberger, D. (invited paper) Lacustrine Signals of Mid- to Late Holocene Climatic Change. Canadian Quaternary Association, August, Calgary.

1999 Low, R., and Myrbo, A. Urban Science Undergraduate Research and Educational Outreach: Records of Human and Environmental history, Lake Minnetonka. NASA Earth Science Education Forum, Austin.

1998 Rollefson, G. O., Schnurrenberger, D., Quintero, L., Watson, R. and Low, R. Ain Soda and Ain Qasiya: New Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Sites in the Azraq Shishan area. In Gebel, H. G., and Kafafi, Z., Eds. The Prehistory of Jordan II. Amman: Department of Antiquities.

1998 Johnson, Z., Kirkby, K., Oches, E., Low, R. Geologic mimicking in the Paleolithic record in southern Arabia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 30, no. 7.

1997 Low, R. Field F: The Eastern Shelf. In Gerraty, L. and Herr, L., Eds. Madaba Plains Project 3. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press.
 

1997 Low, R. Palaeoecological indicators in the Palaeolithic occupation horizons at the Azraq Oasis. American Schools of Oriental Research, Monterey.

1997 Schnurrenberger, D., and Low, R. Palaeoenvironmental Survey of the Madaba Plains. American Schools of Oriental Research, Monterey.

1997 Schnurrenberger, D., and Low R. Lake History of the Azraq Qa and 'Ain Soda. Association for Applied Geography, Albuquerque.

1997 Kelts, K., and Low, R. Evidence of an abrupt stepover in global moisture balance around 4000 years ago. Environmental Transitions in the Middle East: Lessons and Legacies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Yale University.

1996 Low, R. Pollen, varves and lake levels: Evaluating paleorecords of solar signals and climate change. (Invited speaker) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Center, Beltsville.

1996 Kretschmer, W., et al. (including R. Low) 14C dating of Sediment Samples, Eggstaett-Hemhofer Seenplatte, Chiemsee, Germany. Paper presented at Dating and Materials Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan.

1996 Rollefson, G. O., Quintero, L., Low, R., Schnurrenberger, D. Watson, R. Palaeolithic Hunters in the Azraq Oasis. Biblical Archaeologist 59: 239-240.

1996 Low, R., Schnurrenberger, D., Watson R., Rollefson, G. and Quintero, L. Old Stone Age hunters in the Azraq Oasis. Newsletter of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquities Studies of the Holy Land.

1992 Low, R. Field F.The Eastern Shelf. In Gerraty, L. and Herr, L., Eds. Madaba Plains Project. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press.

1991 Geraty, L. T. et al., (including Low, R.) Madaba Plains Project: a preliminary report of the 1989 season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR) supplement.

1990 Geraty, L. T. et al., (including Low, R.) Madaba Plains Project: a preliminary report of the 1987 season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), suppl. 26.

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