Atchison receives best student paper award from Geology and Society Division of GSA

Minneapolis, MN – The Geology and Society division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Best Student Paper Awards. They are Jimmy Randolph of the University of Minnesota and Christopher Atchison of Ohio State University (now a faculty member at Georgia State University). Each will receive public...

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The Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD) Project

Institution:TERC,Inc. Primary Contact or Principal Investigator: Judy Vesel Contact Information: Project Collaborators:  Jason Hurdich (Vcom3d) Project Description:  The project is developing an illustrated 3-D SigningAvatar(R)-enabled dictionary of ~750 standards-based Earth science terms and definitions for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Diversity Focus: Deaf...

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Presidential Proclamation–National Disability Employment Awareness Month

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH, 2011 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Utilizing the talents of all Americans is essential for our Nation to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.  During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the skills that...

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Expanding Geoscience Diversity through Simulated Field Environments for Students with Physical Disabilities

Institution: Georgia State University Primary Contact or Project Principal Investigator: Christopher Atchison, Co-Investigator Contact Information:, 404.413.5789 Project Description: The proposed effort seeks to address the problem of limited inclusion for the mobility impaired to participate in field experiences required in the geosciences curriculum. This underrepresented community has been...

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New NSF OEDG Funding!

Columbus, OH – Congratulations to the project team of Don Stredney, Chris Atchison, Alan Price, Karen Irving, and Rick Toomey on the most recent funding for the OEDG Track 1 proposal “Expanding Geoscience Diversity through Simulated Field Environments for Students with Physical Disabilities”.  This $202,744 grant will progress the...

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