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Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Drinking Water Quality: An Interdisciplinary Research Experience of Introductory Geology and Chemistry Classes part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Robert Shuster, University of Nebraska at Omaha Summary At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have involved students in introductory Geology and Chemistry classes in an interdisciplinary study of drinking ...

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Watershed Analysis part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students conduct a regional watershed analysis of an area of their choosing. Using on-line data and their personal knowledge of the area, they determine the annual hydrologic budget and teach the class about "their" watershed.

Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!

The Rock Project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Rob Thomas, The University of Montana Western Summary This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to go into the field to collect and analyze primary data and to apply their knowledge of processes ...