Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo)

Doctoral Student 

Field of Study

Geology/Geoscience Education

Hometown

Acoma Pueblo, NM

Education

2014 - M.S., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2010 – B.S., Geology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Research Focus

Darryl’s doctoral research is focused on implementing and evaluating geoscience educational modules that were developed using Indigenous Research Frameworks that emphasize the cultural connections of Indigenous students to Western scientific concepts within introductory geoscience course materials.  The purpose of this research is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue advanced degrees in STEM fields.

Major Advisor

Dr. John Harbor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Selected Publications

Reano, D. & Ridgway, K. D. (2015).  Connecting geology and Native American culture on the reservation of Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, GSA Today, 25 (8), 26-28.

Reano, D., 2014, The geologic framework of Acoma Pueblo and its cultural context: A western & Native perspective.  (Master’s Thesis).  Retrieved from Pro-Quest.  Publication Number: 1565115.

Selected Presentations  

Reano, D., Boss, S. K., Morris, A. R., Moosavi, S. C., Smythe, W. 2017, Building an Inclusive Geoscience Community Today for Tomorrow I & II (session co-chair), Geological Society of America Annual 2017 Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, October 22-25, 2017.

Reano, D., 2017, GeoConnections (poster), Earth Educator’s Rendezvous 2017, Albuquerque, NM, USA, July 17-22, 2017.

Reano, D., 2016, “The Earth is our Mother”: Identifying geoconnections with Acoma Pueblo community members (oral), American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 10-12, 2016.

Smythe, W. S. & Reano, D., 2016, Empowering Native students through traditional knowledge in STEM disciplines (session co-chair), American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 10-12, 2016.

Reano, D., 2016, Combining mixed methods and an Indigenous research framework to assess a place-based, culturally-relevant geologic experience at Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico (oral), Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences 2016 National Conference, Long Beach, California, USA, October 12-15, 2016.

Reano, D., 2015, Assessment of a place-based, culturally-relevant geologic experience using mixed methods at Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico (oral), Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences 2015 National Conference, Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, USA, October 29-31, 2015.

Professional Organization Membership:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Graduate Student Association

Geological Society of America (GSA), Geoscience Education Board Member

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)

Native American Student Association (NASA)

New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS)

Purdue University Geological Society (PUGS)

Purdue University Advisory Committee on Diversity

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Geoscience Alliance, organizing committee member

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

2010 - Present, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Scholarship 

2014 - 2017, AGEP Scholar

2017, AGEP Scholar of the Year Award

2016, Gerald H. Krockover Scholarship for K-12 Outreach

2014  -2016, AISES Lightig the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Native STEM Scholarship

2015, Graduate Student Leadership Award

 

Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo)

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