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Rob Turner’s course activity recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner’s course activity "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the County Level: A Collaborative Term Project to Enhance Understanding of Climate Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning" has been recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers' On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activity program.  On the Cutting Edge supports excellence in geoscience education through faculty development workshops, web-based resource services and related activities. Over the past few years ...

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Rob Turner speaks about Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner was honored to be an invited speaker on April 22 at the 6th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race sponsored by the Communities of Color Coalition.  The conference theme this year was Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism.  

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Teaching module developed by Rob Turner on Water, Agriculture and Sustainability published

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A teaching module developed by IAS faculty member Rob Turner and 3 colleagues from other institutions titled Water, Agriculture and Sustainability was published on the Science Education Research Center website on March 2nd. This module provides a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management. The three year development ...

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Rob Turner and Keya Sen awarded King County WaterWorks Program grant

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner and Keya Sen (School of STEM) have been awarded a  $45,903 grant via King County’s WaterWorks Program.  The project is titled Investigation on the Use of Mycoremediation to Reduce Loading of Pathogenic Bacteria to North Creek. The funding will primarily be used to support undergraduate student researchers. The goals of the project are to ...

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Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher represent at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher, along with Jean McGregor from Evergreen State College, ran a workshop at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference held at Gonzaga University in Spokane on February 16.  The title of the 75 minute session was How Do We Address the Political Ecology of Education for Sustainability?  In this Solutions Roundtable session, Jason, Jean, and Rob shared resources that place sustainability objectives and proposals, as well as the shifting perspectives of our students, in a ...

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