Earth Science Instructor Receives National Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

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Earth Science Instructor Receives National Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers Recognizes Jessica Moore

March 9, 2017
Stone Ridge, NY

Earth Science Instructor Receives National Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers Recognizes Jessica Moore

SUNY Ulster Earth Science Adjunct Instructor, Jessica Moore, receives the 2016 National Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers two-year College division. Moore, who is a SUNY Ulster Alumna, achieves this honor following recognition from the organization for its winter 2016 quarter, which placed her in the running for the annual award.

Moore, a resident of Hurley, NY, was nominated by Steven Schimmrich, SUNY Ulster Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences, Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Chair of the SUNY Ulster Academic Senate. In his nomination Schimmrich writes, “not only is she an excellent teacher, her energy and enthusiasm for the Earth Sciences is contagious and she's responsible for recruiting many of our undecided students into additional Earth science classes - a number of them have then decided to major in geology. As an instructor, Ms. Moore constantly strives to improve her teaching and the presentation of material to the students.”

Each year, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Two-year College division, or Geo2YC, recognizes four quarterly honorees for their outstanding contributions to geoscience teaching at their two-year institution. Moore was highlighted in the division's Foundations December 2016 newsletter, and given a complimentary one-year membership to the division.

As the National Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awardee, Moore will be honored at the annual Geological Society of America meeting, and will receive a $750 stipend from Pearson Publishing to use toward professional development.

Moore says her goal is, “to expertly develop and lead a field excursion class. This will allow me to continue bringing the world into the classroom, as well as being able to bring a group of students out into the world for the 'geosciences in the field' experience.”

SUNY Ulster offers more than 15 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics that are comprehensive, challenging, highly transferable, and rewarding career choices.

Outstanding faculty prepare students to enter cutting edge fields like engineering, geology, environmental, water resources, computing, research, and agriculture. Whether you’re interested in transferring to continue your education or moving right into the job market, STEM opportunities are available at all levels of education at SUNY Ulster.

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