Department of Geosciences professor McNeal receives prestigious Transformation Award

Published: September 14, 2022

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Karen McNeal, the Molette Endowed Professor in the Department of Geosciences, is the recipient of a prestigious Transformation Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, or NAGT, Geoscience Research Education division.

McNeal chose a non-traditional path while earning her doctorate degree. She wanted to pursue to discipline education research, or DBER. Her research tackles teaching and learning challenges in geoscience education with a goal to improve the undergraduate classroom experience, as well as improving the communication of science more broadly.

McNeal’s work involves climate change and specific technology tools, such as eye-tracking glasses and 3D interactive sandboxes.

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Submitted by: Maria Gebhardt