Freddi-Jo Bruschke

Geological Science

California State University-Fullerton

I currently teach introductory geology topics in a Geological Sciences department as well as engineering in a Civil Engineering department.  My background is in hydrology/environmental engineering, specifically modeling and parameter estimation of subsurface contaminant sources.  Recent courses include: Physical Geology, Earth and Space Science for Teachers, Women in Engineering, Surface Water Hydrology, Surveying and Mapping Computer Applications, and Engineering Geology.

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Runoff Generation from Varying Land Surfaces part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
This combined lab activity/lesson explores the impact of land use on the volume of runoff generation. Students experiment on simple physical models of runoff for which they are able to vary land surface vegetation, soil type, slope, volume of rainfall, intensity of rainfall,and potentially antecedent moisture conditions. The lab is compared to infiltration excess volume as calculated by the NRCS Curve Number method for direct runoff for varying land use. Finally, students determine the portion of land uses of a real location, such as their campus, using their lab results and/or the NRCS Curve Number method and explore reduction of runoff by changing land use.


Geology for Engineers part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide an broad introduction to geologic concepts and processes for engineers with no previous exposure to geology. Students complete a series of analytic assignments related to the topics covered in lecture and research a California geologic hazard topic to present to the rest of the class. Student work is assessed through quizzes, exams, homework, and the hazard presentation.


Navigating an Ersatz Dichotomy (Science vs Engineering) part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Freddi-Jo Bruschke, Geological Science, California State University-Fullerton Everyone attending this workshop already believes in integration of geosciences and engineering for students in both disciplines, and ...

Events and Communities

InTeGrate Engineering Workshop Participants 2013