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Teaching Structural Geology - Special Session at 2004 GSA Meeting

These oral presentations and posters were contributed to a special session on Teaching Structural Geology at the 2004 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (November 7-10, 2004) in Denver, CO.

The oral and poster sessions were presided over by Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College), Robert Burger (Smith College), Jan Tullis (Brown University) and Michael Williams (University of Massachusetts). The sessions highlighted posters and presentations that showcase effective methods of teaching structural geology in the classroom, laboratory, and field. This session also presented outcomes from the 2004 workshop, Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century.

Invited Talks

REMOTE MAPPING OF EAGLE CRATER, MERIDIANI PLANUM, MARS USING NOVEL STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION TECHNIQUES
De Paor, Declan G., Department of Earth Sciences, Boston Univ, 685 Commonwealth Av, Boston, MA 02215, ddepaor@bu.edu.
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

USING ANALOG AND MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO ADDRESS MULTIPLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN UNDERGRADUATE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES Crider, Juliet G., Geology, Western Washington Univ, 516 High Street, MS 9080, Bellingham, WA 98225, criderj@cc.wwu.edu
Cooke, Michele L., Geosciences, Univ of Massachusetts, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9297
Jiang, Dazhi, Department of Geology, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Resor, Phillip, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan Univ, 265 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459
Stimac, John P., Geology/Geography, Eastern Illinois Univ, Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Tikoff, Basil, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706
Toro, Jaime, Depart. of Geology & Geography, West Virginia Univ, 425 White Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

TEACHING DISPLACEMENT CONCEPTS USING COMPUTER PROGRAMS
Primm, Skylar L., Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin - Madison, Lewis G. Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, skylarp@geology.wisc.edu
Tikoff, Basil, Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
(Abstract) | (Presentation (PowerPoint 694kB Nov19 04))

USING FIELD LAB WRITE-UPS TO DEVELOP OBSERVATIONAL AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Hannula, Kimberly A., Geoscience Department, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301, hannula_k@fortlewis.edu
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

USING INTERACTIVE ANIMATIONS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FIELD
Reynolds, Stephen J. (sreynolds@asu.edu), Coyan, Joshua A., Johnson, Julia K., and Leedy, Debra E., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Dept. Geol Sciences - 1404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

USING STUDENT-GENERATED CONCEPT SKETCHES FOR LEARNING, TEACHING, AND ASSESSMENT IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES
Tewksbury, Barbara J., Department of Geology, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323-1218, btewksbu@hamilton.edu
Reynolds, Stephen J., Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
Johnson, Julia K., Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

VISUALIZING THE EVOLUTION OF FAULT SYSTEMS DURING PROGRESSIVE DEFORMATION
Burger, H. Robert, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, rburger@email.smith.edu.
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

DEFORMATION OF CHARLESTON CHEW CANDY BARS AS A RHEOLOGY ANALOGUE IN THE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY CLASSROOM
Weil, Arlo Brandon, Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, aweil@brynmawr.edu
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

THE CASE FOR TEACHING EARTHQUAKE FOCAL MECHANISM SOLUTIONS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Lewis, Jonathan C., Geoscience Department, Indiana Univ of Pennsylvania, 113 Walsh Hall, Indiana, PA 15705, jc.lewis@iup.edu
Cronin, Vincent S., Department of Geology, Baylor Univ, P.O. Box 97354, Waco, TX 76798
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

CYBERMAPPING FOR TEACHING STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Abdelsalam, Mohamed G., Department of Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Dallas, 2601 N. Floyd Road, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083-0688, abdels@utdallas.edu
Aiken, Carlos C.V., Department of Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Dallas, 2601 N. Floyd Road, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Xu, Xueming, Center for Lithosheric Studies, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, 2601 N. Floyd RD, Richardson, TX 75074
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

THE GLENDALE FALLS PROJECT: A MULTI-UNIVERSITY, WEB-BASED, STRUCTURAL/PETROLOGIC RESEARCH SITE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Williams, Michael, Department of Geosciences, Univ of Massachusetts, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-5820, mlw@geo.umass.edu
Burger, H. Robert, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063
Onasch, Charles, Bowling Green State Univ, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0218
Caldanaro, Anthony, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063
(Abstract) | (Presentation (PowerPoint 5.2MB Nov19 04))

ACTIVE TECTONICS AS INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE IN TEACHING STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Davis, George H., Office of the Provost, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, geo@dakotacom.net
Reynolds, Stephen J., Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
(Abstract) | (Presentation)

Posters

AN ANALOG AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING RESOURCE CATALOG FOR UNDERGRADUATE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES
Stimac, John P., Geology/Geography, Eastern Illinois Univ, Charleston, IL 61920-3099, cfjps@eiu.edu
Crider, Juliet G., Geology, Western Washington Univ, 516 High Street, MS 9080, Bellingham, WA 98225, criderj@cc.wwu.edu
COOKE, Michele L., Geosciences, Univ of Massachusetts, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9297
Jiang, Dazhi, Department of Geology, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Resor, Phillip, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan Univ, 265 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459
Tikoff, Basil, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706
Toro, Jaime, Depart. of Geology & Geography, West Virginia Univ, 425 White Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506
(Abstract) | (Poster)

EFFECTIVE USE OF COMPUTERS IN TEACHING STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Burger, H. Robert, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, rburger@email.smith.edu
Bykerk-Kauffman, Ann, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State Univ, Chico, 400 W. 1st St, Chico, CA 95929-0205
Guth, Lawrence R., 100 Elizabeth St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-5574
Hurst, Steven D., Department of Geology, Univ of Illinois, 1301 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Moore, Angela M., Deparment of Geology, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410
Onasch, Charles M., Bowling Green State Univ, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0218
Reynolds, Stephen J., Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
San Juan, Francisco C., Department of Geological, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Elizabeth City State Univ, 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(Abstract) | (Poster)

INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY IN OTHER DISCIPLINES INTO STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES
Tewksbury, Barbara J., Department of Geology, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323-1218, btewksbu@hamilton.edu
Dade, Brian, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Fairchild Hall HB 6105, Hanover, NH 03755
Dembosky, John, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
Enright, Richard, Department of Earth Science and Geography, Bridgewater State College, Park Ave, Bridgewater, MA 02325
Hansen, Vicki, Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Minnesota, Duluth, 1114 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
Ismat, Zeshan, Earth and Environment, Franklin and Marshall College, 501 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
Menking, Kirsten, Department of Geology and Geography, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Box 59, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Muller, Peter, Earth Sciences, SUNY-Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820
Nelson, Eric, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Welsh, James, Department of Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College, St. Peter, MN 56082
(Abstract) | (Poster (Acrobat (PDF) 24.7MB Jan19 05))

INTEGRATING CLASSROOM AND LAB PROJECTS WITH FIELDWORK AND FIELD TRIPS: RESULTS OF A TSG WORKING GROUP
Goldstein, Art, Geology Dept, Colgate Univ, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, agoldstein@mail.colgate.edu
Siddoway, Christine, Geology Dept, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Fryxell, Joan, Dept. Geological Sciences, California State U, 5500 Univ. Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
David, Malone, Dept. of Geog-Geol, Illinois State U. Box 4400, Normal, IL 61790
Michelle, Markley, Dept. Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075
Kim, Hannula, Dept. Geosciences, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301
Arlo, Weil, Dept of Geology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Peter, Sak, Dept. of Geology, Bucknell Univ, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Doug, Yule, Dept. Geological Sciences, California State U, Northridge, CA 91330
Dan, Gibson, Dept. Geosciences, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01002
(Abstract) | (Poster)

INTEGRATING GEOPHYSICAL INFORMATION INTO STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES
Cronin, Vincent S., Department of Geology, Baylor Univ, P.O. Box 97354, Waco, TX 76798, Vince_Cronin@baylor.edu
Davidson, Cameron, Geology, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Harris, James, Department of Geology, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 39210
Lewis, Jonathan C., Geoscience Department, Indiana Univ of Pennsylvania, 113 Walsh Hall, Indiana, PA 15705
Rinard, Bethany, Dept. of Physical Sciences, Tarleton State Univ, Tarleton, TX 76402
Shaw, Colin A., Geology, Univ of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(Abstract) | (Poster)

WHY AND HOW TO INCLUDE GRAIN-SCALE DEFORMATION MECHANISMS, MICROSTRUCTURES, AND RHEOLOGY IN UNDERGRADUATE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY COURSES
Tullis, Jan, Dept. Geological Sciences, Brown Univ, Providence, RI 02912, Jan_Tullis@brown.edu
Campbell, Patricia, Dept. Geography, Geology and Environment, Slippery Rock Univ, Shippensburg, PA 16057
Czeck, Dyanna, Dept. Geosciences, Univ of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201
Harrison, Michael, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Tennessee Tech Univ, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Kopf, Chris, Dept. Geological Sciences, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ormand, Carol, Dept. Geology, Wittenberg Univ, Springfield, OH 45501
Reinen, Linda, Dept. Geology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711
Sussman, Aviva, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM 87545
Torrez, Betsy, Dept. Geography and Geology, Sam Houston State Univ, Huntsville, TX 77341
Wojtal, Steve, Dept. Geology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074
(Abstract) | (Poster (Acrobat (PDF) 1.5MB Dec20 04))

A COMPENDIUM OF WEB-BASED RESOURCES FOR TEACHING STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Kirk, Karin, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, kkirk@montana.edu
Mogk, David, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Tewksbury, Barbara, Department of Geology, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323-1218
(Abstract) | (Poster)

COMPUTER MODELING IN THE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY CLASSROOM: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF STRUCTURE TO OTHER DISCIPLINES
Menking, Kirsten M., Department of Geology and Geography, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, VC Box 59, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0059, kimenking@vassar.edu.
(Abstract) | (Poster (Acrobat (PDF) 12.6MB Nov29 04))

USING A COMPREHENSIVE FIELD-BASED CLASS RESEARCH PROJECT TO TEACH BASIC STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY TECHNIQUES
Shosa, Jennifer, Geology Department, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901-8840, jdshosa@colby.edu.
(Abstract) | (Poster)

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY TAUGHT BY ACTIVE LEARNING MAP/CROSS-SECTION EXERCISES AND BY A FIELD PROJECT
Nold, John L., Department of Earth Science, Central Missouri State Univ, 107 WCM Science Building, Warrensburg, MO 64093, jln8853@cmsu2.cmsu.edu.
(Abstract) | (Poster)

INTEGRATING A COMPLETE MECHANICS INTO THE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY CURRICULUM
Fletcher, Raymond C., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, 16802, rfletche@geosc.psu.edu
Pollard, David D., Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305-2115
Mynatt, Ian, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2115
(Abstract) | (Poster)

INTEGRATING DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY INTO THE STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY CURRICULUM
Pollard, David D., Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, dpollard@pangea.stanford.edu
Fletcher, Raymond C., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA 16802
Mynatt, Ian, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2115
Bergbauer, Stephan, Greater Prudhoe Bay - Gravity Drainage, BP Exploration Alaska, Anchorage, AK 99502
(Abstract) | (Poster)

USING THE AUTOCORRELATION FUNCTION IN NIH-IMAGE TO DETERMINE SHAPE-PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS
Davidson, Cameron, Geology, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057, cdavidso@carleton.edu.
(Abstract) | (Poster (PowerPoint 6MB Nov19 04))