The First Layer 2: Inspiring Undergraduates to Geography

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Undergraduate Student Affinity Group, Geography Education Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM
Room: Silver, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Majestic Level
Organizers: Sarah VanSchoick
Chairs: Sarah VanSchoick


The Undergraduate Student Affinity Group is pleased to host a new panel session!

In "The First Layer: Inspiring Undergraduates to Geography," we will explore the multi-faceted world of undergraduate recruitment, retention, and inspiration of future geographers.

Hear from faculty mentors who recruit undergraduates to the Geography major and learn about approaches they take to do so. Listen to students (both graduate and undergraduate) reflect on who or what changed their mind to pursue Geography. Find out about programs and opportunities that can help you encourage undergraduate students to take on research.

Undergraduates truly are "the first layer," in the academic world!


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Jill Trepanier Louisiana State University 10
Panelist Zachary Suriano University of Nebraska - Omaha 10
Panelist Valérie Plante Lévesque INRS 10
Discussant Kaitlin Stewart 15
Discussant Ashley Allen Ohio Wesleyan University 15
Discussant Amelia Green 15

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