Karen Viskupic


Boise State University

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Relative vs. Numerical Dating and Geochronology with Beads part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Students use relative dating principles to interpret the ages of rocks in a block diagram. They then "date" samples from these rocks to test their relative age hypotheses. Sample dating is done by counting beads that represent 235U and 207Pb atoms in a zircon.


Evolution of Western North America part of Process of Science:Courses
This course is designed to provide future geoscientists with a basic understanding of how geological processes have shaped the structure and evolution of the western North American continent. The study of the geology of western North America in turn serves as a means of introduction to the nature of scientific investigation, and the research methods geologists apply to formulate and test geological hypotheses. A laboratory component emphasizing field methods and local geologic mapping provides students with practical experience with the process of science.

Essays (3)

Boise State University's Preparation of Undergraduates for Geoscience Careers part of Integrate:Workshops:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has approximately 150 undergraduate majors in two degree programs. The BS in geophysics is a small program with ...

Teaching About Time part of Workshop 2012:Essays
Karen Viskupic, Geosciences Department, Boise State University I am a geologist at Boise State University working to develop a series of online activities about geochronology in partnership with workshop ...

Assessment in the Department of Geosciences, Boise State University part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Karen Viskupic, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University Since 2004, the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University has been assessing its undergraduate programs according to a formal plan that ...

Other Contribution

Undergraduate Geoscience Programs at Boise State University part of Integrate:Workshops:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Karen Viskupic, Geosciences, Boise State University. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. ...

Events and Communities

CE Embedded Assessment

RTOP Observers: Leader

Assessing Geoscience Programs: Theory and Practice Participants

Process of Science Workshop 2009 Participants

Temporal Learning Journal Club

Teaching About Time Workshop 2012

Strategies for Successful Recruitment of Geoscience Majors Participants

InTeGrate Assess Working Group 5-2012

Cutting Edge 2013 Assessment Journal Club: Leader

ITG Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce