Hi all-
Thought you would like to know that Kim Kastens has been selected to  
receive the AGU Prize for Excellence in Geophysical Education this  
year.  The prize recognizes her for early recognition of  the  
importance of research into how individuals perceive and learn  
geophysical concepts, for her own pioneering work on map reading and 3- 
D visualizatons, and for her leadership in establishing collaborations  
among geoscientists and cognitive scientists.

I think that this is nice recognition from AGU of the value of the  
research that all of us are doing on aspects of geoscience thinking,  
learning and teaching.

Kim will receive the prize at the AGU Joint Assembly in Toronto this  
spring.  I know that she would appreciate your support if you are  
attending the meeting.


Cathryn A Manduca
Director, Science Education Resource Center
Executive Director, National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Carleton College
1 N College Streen
Northfield, MN  55057
507 222 7096
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