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Examples of Undergraduate Research Experiences

Here are examples of undergraduate research experiences that you can use as models for developing your own. Some of the pedagogical practices described in other parts of Starting Point can be developed as undergraduate research experiences as well. Others can be considered supporting structures for undergraduate research.

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

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Minerals, Rocks, Surface Processes:Coastal Processes

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

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Volcanoes, Surface Processes:Weathering, Erosion, Mass Wasting, Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Hydrology, Oceans, Atmosphere:Weather, Hydrology:Surface Water

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