Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Nathan Quarderer

Earth Lab and ESIIL Education Director

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  • PhD - Teaching & Learning - University of Iowa
  • MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering - University of Iowa
  • BS - Physics & Astronomy - University of Iowa
Office Location
SEEC - S348
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Research Interests

  • Science education research
  • Climate science education
  • Data science education
  • Assessment and evaluation in STEM
  • Open educational resources
  • Test and survey instrument development
  • Online learning environments

Current Research

My current research is focused on the assessment and evaluation of the HDR Earth Data Science Corps program. Using a mixed methods approach that includes development of Likert like survey instruments, along with interviews and focus groups with participating students and faculty we are able to measure growth in participants comfort and confidence with different technical and non-technical data science skills. 

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About CECA

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