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|Title||Natural Resources Online Educator|
7373 Olde Stage Road
Russanne "Rusty" Low is an Earth system scientist on the faculty of the School of Natural Resources at UNL. She is especially interested in learning about how the climate and landscapes have changed over time, and how societies have both played a role in environmental change and have responded to changes through responses in their behavior.
Low is a national leader who has been involved in many federally funded global climate change and Earth system science educational initiatives. Before joining SNR, she was the international coordinator for Africa and the Near East for the GLOBE Program. Previously, she served as director of Strategic Partnerships for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE). She was the first director of Science CentrUM, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she worked directly with the faculty and deans of the education and science colleges to develop programs to meet the annual professional development and certification needs of Minnesota's hundreds of science teachers.
Currently, she is Co-PI of the NASA Earth Science Education and Outreach Forum, whose team is guiding development of a nation-wide web-based communication and professional development network, linking scientists working on NASA projects with education and public outreach professionals.
She was a National Science Foundation fellow in the Paleo-records of Global Change program at the University of Minnesota, and received her Ph.D. in 2001.
Low has more than 15 years of experience teaching undergraduates and pre-service teachers, including three years as instructor in the Twin Cities-based Urban Teacher Program, through Minnesota State University, Mankato, and nine years on the environmental science faculty at the University of Maryland, Europe. She is especially skilled at building science excitement and understanding in diverse and non-traditional students and teachers through exploration of global climate change issues.
- BA - University of Maine, Anthropology (1978)
- MS - University of Alberta, Anthropology and Quaternary Studies (1991)
- PhD - University of Minnesota, Anthropology and Quaternary Paleoecology (2001)
develop online Earth systems science courses, conduct research on teaching and learning of distance-delivered Earth Systems Science
Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.
|Grant Title||Global Climate Change, International Food|
|Funding Source||Brooklyn College|
|Grant Title||Global Climate Change Education|
|Funding Source||National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Grant Title||Enhanced NASA Resources for Educators: Supporting Professional Development|
|Funding Source||University of Nebraksa-Omaha/National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
|Courses Taught in the Current Semester|
|Course Number||Course Title||Day||Time||Cross Listing|
|NRES 498||Special Topics in Natural Resources: Earth and Geospatial Technology Applications||Online||Online||NRES 498/898|
|NRES 830||Laboratory Earth: Climate Research Applications||online||online||n/a|
|NRES 898||Special Topics in Natural Resources: Earth and Geospatial Technology Applications||ONLINE||Online||NRES 498/898|
|Course Number||Course Title||Fall Even Years||Fall Odd Years||Spring Even Years||Spring Odd Years||Summer Session||Cross Listing|
|NRES 104||Climate in Crisis||X||n/a|
|NRES 220||Principles of Ecology||X||X||BIOS 220|
|NRES 498||Special Topics: Earth and Geospatial Technology Applications||X||None|
|NRES 809||Laboratory Earth: Earth and Its Systems|
|NRES 814||Laboratory Earth: Earth and its Systems||X||n/a|
|NRES 830||Laboratory Earth: Climate Research Applications||X||X||n/a|
|NRES 832||Laboratory Earth: Human Dimensions of Climate Change||X||n/a|