Physical and Environmental Sciences
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Keywords: scientific method, scientific writing, sediment cores, core description, smear slides, grain-size analysis During this multi-week or semester-long assignment, students collect sediment cores in the field, perform a series of basic descriptive and analytical studies on the collected samples, and summarize their work in writing. Students will learn how to pre-survey an area, allowing them to pick the most suitable sampling location. In the field, students will gain first-hand sampling experience. After the study of their samples, students will have a basic understanding of some simple methods used by sedimentologists. They will learn how to prepare and work with samples, produce and present data, and summarize their finding graphically as well as in writing.
Maintaining Undergraduate Geoscience Education Excellence in a Climate of Emerging Research Institution part of Integrate:Workshops:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Tania Anders, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), a Hispanic-serving Institution, is currently seeking status of ...
A Geologic Pathway to Success part of SAGE 2YC:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Among the geoscience community, geology is increasingly referred to as "the science of the 21st century". The general public isn't as aware of the importance of geology and career options in the field...
Geology Program, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Curricula & Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Tania Anders, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. ...
Supporting Minority Students at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi part of Integrate:Programs:Supporting Minority Students
According to U.S. Census data, approximately 60% of the population in Corpus Christi was Hispanic in 2010 (most current data available). In the Fall of that year, approximately 40% of the students enrolled at TAMUCC were Hispanics (about 4,000 students). Nearly 20% of the geology majors that year were declared Hispanics; 13 students). The numbers increased for 2011 (30%) as well as 2012 (30%; 24 of the 79 geology majors). Despite the increase, these numbers clearly show, that recruitment efforts geared towards this population group need to improve. Within our department, there are also over 170 declared Environmental Sciences majors. As with Geology, approximately 30% of these students are Hispanics. Overall the Geology Program at TAMUCC has seen a substantial growth over the past 6 years (40% increase in enrollment). The program currently serves 85 majors and over 500 non-science majors (yearly). Part of the growth may reflect a regional increase in interest in the geosciences because of the Eagle Ford Shale "boom".