Two models emerged from the analysis of the way that educational institutions adopted the NASA/USRA Earth System Science Education paradigm described by Johnson et al. (1997). This section summarizes the programs that arose from ESSE, or those programs into which ESSE was incorporated.
How Our ESS Courses Were Approved in Less than 30 Minutes!
Julia Shahid, Austin College, Sherman, TX
A small institution has to take advantage of its strengths
Perspective from a First ESSE Meeting
An interview with Rebecca Dodge, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA by Sabra Lee
Gathering ideas and building partnerships to grow new and better programs
Earth System Scientists as Salesmen?
Robert Kelly, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Suddenly, a need to advertise a different sort of product in a way that would attract existing and incoming students, their teachers, and their parents
The Business of Developing Earth System Science Education
Owen E. Thompson, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
The creation and evolution of this ESSE stimulated course development caught the attention of other faculty
A Personal View of What ESSE 21 Has Meant to Me
Robert E. Ford, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
My ESS experience has been central to my career trajectory.
New Approaches, New Programs
An Interview with Susan Alexander, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
Earth system science has provided me with a scientific research framework and an educational agenda. It has inspired me to study environmental issues and problems from multiple angles, and to teach about Earth systems from different perspectives.
Earth System Science at CSU Long Beach
An interview with Elizabeth Ambos, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
The ESSE experience really helped to develop the Earth System Science "culture" at California State University, Long Beach. ESS concepts have also found their way into the teacher preparation curriculum.
One Successful Earth System Science Development Model at an Historically Black University
An interview with Ezat Heydari, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS by Brenda Chee Wah
How I persuaded faculty and administrators to establish a program in Earth System Science