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College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Jennifer Wiggen

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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I am a Postdoc currently working on the Flipping the Script project with Dr. David McConnell. On this project I am developing short videos-based resources for self-paced, pre-class viewing in large introductory geoscience courses and testing their impact on student learning and metacognitive judgments. I am responsible for the unique hand-drawn illustrations that are incorporated into each video. One goal of the project is to make these resources using materials that are in the public domain or available through creative commons licenses or that we create ourselves.

Geoscience Learning Process Research

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Research Description

My past research experience has focused on characterizing and quantifying dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics in the Neuse River Estuary and Cape Fear River Estuary. Specifically, I focused on (1) DOM dynamics during wind-driven mixing events and variations in discharge, (2) PARAFAC and optical modeling of chromophoric DOM and (3) lignin concentration and characterization.  


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Ph.D., Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science, NCSU (2014)
M.S., Marine Science, UNC-Wilmington (2009)
B.S., Environmental Studies, UNC-Wilmington (2007)