Petitt, Jimenez earn GSA travel grants

Awards & honors
Awards & honors

Destini Petitt and Citlally Jimenez, both School of Natural Resources graduate students, recently earned Fall 2017 SNR Graduate Student Association travel grants.

They both will attend the National Association of Research in College Teaching Conference set for March 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, where they will present their research. The international conference’s theme is “Re-centering on scientific literacy in the era of science mistrust and misunderstanding.”

Petitt will present her research on students who are learning and reasoning about socio-hydrological issues in an undergraduate water course, and Jimenez will present on her research on students who are learning to apply scientific evidence to socio-scientific issues with a decision-making tool. Both are pursuing graduate degrees at SNR with an emphasis on science literacy.

“NARST is a conference that specializes in communicating developed evidence-based science education research into constructive teaching practices,” Jimenez said in her grant application. “If, through effective instruction, we can cultivate in students a sense of responsibility and respect for science, and one another, we will be doing the greatest service we know possible.”

Shawna Richter-Ryerson, Natural Resources