Dr. Eckhardt Stein, Geo-Scientist

Courses taught: Earth Sciences, Field Excursions What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? My motivation was and is the high motivation of the participating students. They are very interested in the subject Earth Sciences and related topics with a lot of real good questions and discussions. Please describe briefly the subject…

Dr. Sabine Sané, Biologist / Engineer

EES Course Coordinator and Lecturer Courses taught: Introduction to Earth & Environmental Sciences, Resources & Sustainability, Field Excursions What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? Teaching at the UCF is not only passing on knowledge from lecturer to students. It also offers the opportunity to explore contemporary questions related to EES,…

Prof. Dr. Peter Kroneck, Biochemist

What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? For me teaching Science means a lot of fun. It remains a permanent challenge to convince (young) people that Chemistry is a central science. Please describe briefly the subject you teach within EES. Whether we like it or not, we live in a “Chemical…

Dr. Rolf Schlichenmaier, Astrophysicist

Course taught: The Earth in the Universe What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? I teach the course “The earth in the Universe”. As an astronomer I want to share the knowledge of how physicists and cosmologists envisage our universe and how our planet Earth is embedded in it. I consider this…

Volker Nehring, Ph.D., Biologist

Course taught: Ecology: From Genetic Adaptions to Communities What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? Scientific literacy outside of the scientific community is far from common. Often, even policy makers are shockingly disconnected from science and evidence, leading to all sorts of absurd and potentially dangerous decisions. Interdisciplinary curricula like LAS can…

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoppe, Geologist

Courses taught: Resources and Sustainability, Geo-Hazards What motivates you to teach in the EES major at UCF? Geology is fascinating, and I was always curious to learn about interdependencies of my discipline and to discuss it across academic fields with colleagues and students – especially as geology has become a hugely important research area: fossil…