Kirsten Nicolaysen


Whitman College

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
We introduced introductory geology and archaeology students to research using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at KSU. Students selected images of a complicated lithic stone tool to image and then wrote an interpretive history of the artifact based on their observations of the images.

Courses (2)

Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Course focuses primarily on igneous petrology with limited metamorphic petrology content. Course is typically taken by junior or senior students.

Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course serves both non-science majors and entering Geology and Environmental Studies majors.

Other Contribution

Obsidian available part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection Lots of obsidian available, likely from Oregon. Samples are all same, ...

Events and Communities

Teaching Petrology Participants

Geochemistry 2010 Participants

Course Design Online 2006 Participants

Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry Workshop Participants 2011