- Full Name
- Nievita Bueno Watts
- Director of Academic Programs
- 503 748-1099
- Oregon Health & Science University
- OHSU West Campus, Cooley Science Center, Room 7017
Ph.D. 2011, Science Education, Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Dissertation: Broadening the Participation of Native Americans in Earth Science.
M.S. 2007, Geoscience, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration Thesis: Visitor Preconceptions and Meaning Making at Petrified Forest National Park.
B.S. 2004, Geoscience, University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Summa Cum Laude Undergraduate research: An Analysis of Lobate Debris Aprons East of Hellas, Mars: Implications for Ground Ice Distribution
- Selected Publications
Bueno Watts, N. (2012) Native Earth Scientists Speak Out About Barriers to Broadening the Participation of Native Americans in Geoscience. (in preparation).
Bueno Watts, N. (2012) Broadening the participation of Native Americans in Geography. Position paper for Association of American Geographers (AAG) working group Catalyzing Research on Geographies of Broadening Participation (in preparation).
Bueno Watts, N (2012) Visitors Use Familiar-Place Knowledge, Media, and the Landscape to Construct Conceptions of Geologic History at Petrified Forest National Park: Implications for Free-Choice Learning Environments. Science Education (in review).
Bueno Watts, N., Baker, D., Semken, S., Lang, M. (2011). Looking Beyond Statistical Significance to Measure Secondary School Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding of Energy. International Journal of Environmental Science Education (in review)
- Awards and Honors
International Polar Year 2012 Conference – selected to participate in IPY 2012 PolarEDUCATORS workshop, plus funding to attend IPY international conference April 2012 Association of American Geographers (AAG) -- invited to participate in Catalyzing Research on Geographies of Broadening Participation working group March 2012 National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Equity and Ethics Scholarship March 2009, March 2011
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