Lydia Fox, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Research, led a workshop "Starting and Expanding an Undergraduate Research Program" at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York City on Feb. 25.
Kurtis C. Burmeister, Earth & Environmental Sciences, presented an invited lecture on "Using a submarine to learn more about earthquake-generating faults exposed on the ocean floor: Nankai accretionary prism, Japan" to the Department of Geology at San Jose State University. He was also recently nominated to the position of Social Media Administrator for the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America. Finally, Dr. Burmeister was recently appointed Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in a decision that received unanimous faculty support.
Lydia Fox, Earth and Environmental Sciences, led two workshops at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco in December. As Chair of the Executive Committee of the AGU Board of Heads & Chairs of Earth & Space Sciences departments, she led the 2011 Workshop for Department Heads & Chairs. In addition, she led a workshop on "How to get an Undergraduate Research Program Started" for new and future faculty.
Gene Pearson, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, is one of fourteen members of an international working group of STEM educators attempting to develop a common language position statement on the importance of incorporating sustainability education in STEM courses. The working group is part of Project Kaleidoscope, Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and includes representatives from the following ten disciplinary societies: American Association of Physics Teachers, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Psychological Association, American Society for Engineering Education, Association for Career and Technical Education, Mathematical Association of America, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, National Numeracy Network, and the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education.
Kurtis Burmeister presented his paper "Deformation in the Tenryu Submarine Canyon of the Nankai Accretionary Prism, Japan" at the National Science Foundation GeoPRISMS Subduction Cycles and Deformation Implementation Workshop at Austin, TX. He also had his paper "Out-of-plane deformation in the Tenryu Canyon region of the Nankai accretionary prism" published in the book Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin (Springer, 2010).
Dr. Burmeister Paper Published
Dr. Kurt Burmeister had his paper "Out-of-plane deformation in the Tenryu Canyon region of the Nankai accretionary prism" published in the book Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin (Springer, 2010).
Student-Faculty Team Present at Geological Society of America Meeting
Luke E. Crawford '11 and Dr. Kurtis Burmeister presented their paper "Compiling a GIS-based geologic map from multiple legacy formatted data sources" at the 2010 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado (October/November).
Dr. Lydia Fox also participated in the meeting. She led an all-day workshop "Establishing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program" and presented her paper "Making Learning Fun: Use of Clickers to Facilitate Review and Scaffolding of Material."