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Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data. part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students conduct a regional seismic hazard analysis of a region of the United States of their choosing*. Using on-line data, they bring together and investigate the interaction of multiple types of data [ground ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Geoscience education research project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What ...

Subject: Education
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project

Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsDavid Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information

Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience, :Oceanography
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students

A Term Research Project Focused on Electron Microprobe Studies of Unknowns in a Junior-Level Mineralogy/Petrology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Jeff Ryan, University of South Florida Summary Two students using the FCAEM Electron microprobe via remote operation in Jeff Ryan's GLY 3311C course. DetailsAs the core activity of petrology portion of a ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Activities:Project

Drinking Water Quality: An Interdisciplinary Research Experience of Introductory Geology and Chemistry Classes part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Robert Shuster, University of Nebraska at Omaha Summary At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have involved students in introductory Geology and Chemistry classes in an interdisciplinary study of drinking ...

Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Undergraduate research students investigate dune processes and change at a Lake Michigan site (Case study from 2007-2008 field season) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Deanna van Dijk, Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College Overview of the Project Undergraduate research students working with Deanna van Dijk, a physical geographer and faculty ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Activities:Project

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Example
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
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Example
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
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity