The Ragin Explorers kicked off their #SEG #EVOLVE journey.
Dr Jennifer Hargrave (School of Geosciences), together with Brent Yantis (Regional Application Center) and Brittany Cook (College of Liberal Arts), received a National Science Foundation grant.
In response to educational and workforce needs, this grant is called "Geosciences Students Excelling in Real, Vital Investigations with Community Engagement (GEO SERVICE)."
The GEO SERVICE program partners undergraduate students with faculty, graduate student, and community mentors in a program that includes learning geosciences content relevant to addressing environmental challenges, while engaged in broadly mentored, research-based, community-focused Service-Learning Projects.
Students will learn career skills including communicating effectively, working with diverse communities, drawing on expert advice, planning projects, and even recovering from mistakes with resourcefulness and resilience, all while addressing issues in environmental research.
Students will complete digital Story Maps by integrating maps, images, data, geospatial imagery, narratives, and research results to be displayed in Earth as Art exhibitions.