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