Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo)

Doctoral Student 

Field of Study

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

I develop, implement, and evaluate place-based, culturally relevant teaching materials for instructors that are meaningful to Indigenous students who are less familiar with Western perspectives of science.  I am especially interested in using Indigenous research frameworks to develop geoscience education modules that integrate Indigenous Knowledge and Western science.  My previous research has included U-Pb detrital zircon geochronological analyses within the geologic framework of Acoma Pueblo, NM.

Major Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Masta, Education Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Jon Harbor, Provost at University of Montana

Selected Publications

Reano, D., Masta, S., & Harbor, J. (in press). Changing future faculty’s conceptions of sotl. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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., 2019, Indigenous research frameworks: A tool for research, education, mentoring, and leading (invited presentation), Brown University, Providence, RI, USA February 7, 2019.

Reano, D., 2018, Indigenous research frameworks: Creating dynamic learning environments for diverse learners (oral), American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, December 10-14, 2018.

Reano, D., 2018, Viewing the world differently: Connections between place, culture, and geoscience (oral), Geological Society of America National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA, November 4-7, 2018.

Reano, D., & Garcia, Angel A. 2018, Geoscience Education (session co-chair), Geological Society of America Annual 2018 Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, November 4-7, 2018.

Reano, D., 2018, Creating Connections Between Local Communities and Academia at the Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science (panel presentation), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, April 20, 2018.

Reano, D., 2018, GeoConnections (invited presentation), Indiana University First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN, USA, April 11, 2018.

Reano, D., 2018, GeoConnections (poster), Annual Graduate Student Education Research Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, March 26, 2018.

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)

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 and Inclusion

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

Geoscience Alliance, organizing committee member

Purdue Immigrant Allies

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

2018 - (Awarded Spring 2019) Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship

2017 - AGEP Scholar of the Year Award

2014 - 2016 AISES Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM scholarship

2010 - 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) Scholar

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

2015 - Graduate Student Leadership Award

2014 - 2019 AGEP Scholar

2014 - 2015 Cedric J. Newby Award

Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo)

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