2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October 3 November 2010)
Session No. 40 Sunday, 31 October 2010
8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: Hall D

T42. Participation of Undergraduates and K12 Students in Environmental and Geoscience-Related Research: A Critical Tool for Experiential Learning Technique (Posters) (National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division)

Authors will be present from 2 to 4 PM, and 4:30 to 5:30 PM
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40-1215PARTICIPATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN QUATERNARY RESEARCH IN BENTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE: KLEINKNECHT, Gary C., Social Science Department, Kamiakin High School, 600 North Arthur St, Kennewick, WA 99336, gary.kleinknecht@ksd.org, BARTON, Bax R., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Box 351360, Seattle, WA 98195-1360, and LAST, George V., Geosciences Group, Pacfic Northwest National Lab, P.O. Box 999, MS K6-81, Richland, WA 99352-0999
40-2216MEASUREMENTS OF SURFICIAL URANIUM CONCENTRATIONS FROM A HIGH RADON POTENTIAL DISTRICT IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: FUKUMOTO, Lauren E., University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, joseph.fukumoto@ngc.com
40-3217DETERMINATION OF A RADON RISK BOUNDARY ON THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CALIFORNIA: FUKUMOTO, Kathryn D., Stanford University, 405 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, kfukumo@stanford.edu
40-4218CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR FOSSIL VERTEBRATE LOCALITIES IN THE WIND RIVER FORMATION (EOCENE), WIND RIVER BASIN, WYOMING: DODGE, Breanna, BURCIAGA, Bryant, PACKARD, Ashley, FLOYD, Jaycee, GREEN, Larissa, GUATNEY, Lucia, ROE, Harley, SCHREINER, Laura, SMITH, Morganna, and YARBROUGH, Hannah, Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, rstucky@dmns.org
40-5219BEACH MORPHOLOGY AND CONSTRAINTS ON HEAVY MINERAL SEGREGATION: THE CRESCENT BEACH , SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE: ROBBINS, Kathleen1, TINEO, Reuben2, and KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.2, (1) Education, Geology, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, Kathleen.Robbins@yorkmail.cuny.edu, (2) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
40-6220INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF MOISTURE CONTENT ON THE USE OF COLOR AS A KEY LITHOLOGIC PARAMETER: SCHMICK, Mary T., Applied Geology and Geochemistry Group, Pacfic Northwest National Lab, P.O. Box 999, MS K6-81, Richland, WA 99352, Mary.Schmick@pnl.gov and LAST, George V., Geosciences Group, Pacfic Northwest National Lab, P.O. Box 999, MS K6-81, Richland, WA 99352-0999
40-7221UTILIZING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE SCANNING AND PRINTED MODELS OF TRACES AND TRACE FOSSILS IN K-12 CLASSROOMS: REYNOLDS, Jeannette L., Science Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, kitkat2699@aol.com, HASIOTIS, S.T., Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm 120, Lawrence, KS 66045, and HIRMAS, Daniel R., Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
40-8222INTERPRETING SOME OF THE RECENT DATA RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: SCHLEIFER, Stanley, KHANDAKER, Nazrul I., LIANG, Feng Chan, RHODEN, Machel, AGBOR, Iheanyichukwu, GUDKOV, Mike, and BEAUZILE, Will, Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, stanleyschleifer@sbcglobal.net
40-9223IMPROVING GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH AND STEM EDUCATION THROUGH THE ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROGRAM: BRAME, Roderic I., Center for Innovation, All Saints' Academy, 5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, rbrame@allsaintsacademy.com, HARRO, Carly M., 19415 Pinetree Rd, Odessa, FL 33556, and ENGLEHARDT, Dustin, Science, Academy at the Lakes, 2331 Collier Parkway, Land O Lakes, FL 34639
40-10224UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CLASS AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS THAT BECOME LARGER SCALE RESEARCH PROJECTS: RODRIGUEZ, Linda A.1, HEISE, Elizabeth A.1, BENAVIDES, Jude A.1, CONTRERAS, Mara2, DEL ANGEL, Diana3, AGUILAR, Jose M. Jr4, CARDENAS, Andres5, and VAKHLAMOV, Pavel1, (1) Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Brownsville, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, linda.rodriguez000@gmail.com, (2) Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, (3) Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, (4) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Harlingen, TX 78550, (5) Marine Sciences Department, Texas A&M University - Galveston, Galveston, TX 77553
40-11225AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HYDROGEN ISOTOPE FRACTIONATION DURING CERAMIC TILE FIRING: BERNAL, Judy R., Department of Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach, Department of Anthropology and IIRMES, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840, jujubeeoc@aim.com, HOLK, Gregory J., Department of Geological Sciences and IIRMES, California State Univ Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, and NEFF, Hector, Anthropology/IIRMES, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CO 90840
40-12226BASELINE DATA COLLECTION FOR A RESTORATION DESIGN AT A COASTAL RIVER PROPERTY: MCCULLOCH, Kyle B., Environmental Toxicology, University of South Alabama, LSCB 136, Mobile, AL 36688, kbm702@jaguar1.usouthal.edu and CONNORS, James J. Jr, Department of Earth Sciences/Office of Research, University of South Alabama, AD 200, Mobile, AL 36688
40-13227A GEOCHEMICAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN GATEWAY NRA, NEW YORK: SHAMI, Malek1, MUSID, Ayatt2, ABEDIN, Sumaiya3, KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.1, and DHAR, Ratan1, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, malek.shami@yorkmail.cuny.edu, (2) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, (3) Department Of Chemistry, York College Of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
40-14228TEXTURAL, MINERALOGICAL, AND INFILTRATION CAPACITY ANALYSIS OF ATHLETIC FIELD SOILS: A METADISCIPLINARY STUDY FOR TURF MANAGEMENT: GARCIA, Katherine G., Department of Engineering, Hope College, P.O. Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000, katherine.garcia@hope.edu, PETERSON, Leah Marie, Zeeland West High School, 3390, 100th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464, and PETERSON, Jonathan W., Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Hope College, P.O. Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000
40-15229SEDIMENTOLOGY OF SANDY HOOK BEACH, NEW JERSEY: ALI, Zarine, SHAMI, Malek, and KHANDAKER, Nazrul I., Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, zarine0317@aol.com
40-16230GEOLOGY OF THE COYOTE CANYON MAMMOTH SITE, BENTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE: GUETTINGER, Maxamilian, Pacfic Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA 99352, Maxamilian.Guettinger@pnl.gov, LAST, George V., Geosciences Group, Pacfic Northwest National Lab, P.O. Box 999, MS K6-81, Richland, WA 99352-0999, and BARTON, Bax R., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Box 351360, Seattle, WA 98195-1360
40-172312010 JOINT SCIENCE EDUCATION TOUR: BRINGING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET: WISTORT, Zackery P. and WIEGMAN, Nate, Science Department, Niskayuna High School, 1626 Balltown Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309, zwistort@gmail.com
40-18232INVESTIGATION OF HYDRO-GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE UPPER GLACIAL AQUIFER, JAMAICA, NEW YORK: BEAUZILE, Wilfrid, AGBOR, Iheanyichukwu, and DHAR, Ratan, Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, wbeauzile@gmail.com
40-19233USING A ROCK TUMBLER IN SEDIMENTOLOGY COURSES TO SIMULATE WEATHERING AND EROSIONAL PROCESSES: DALMAN, Erica M., Department of Geology, The University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045, edalman@ku.edu, KOEMAN, Elizabeth C., Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, and VIDETICH, Patricia E., Geology Department, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401
40-20234DETECTING HEAVY METALS IN FEATHERS WITH AN ELECTRON MICROPROBE: ORKINS, Kristen, Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 18301, korkins@broncos.uncfsu.edu, WOLTER, Faren, Department of Biological Sciences, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301, and SINGLETARY, Steven, Sencr-MIC, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301
40-21235OPTIMIZATION OF A COLORIMETRIC METHOD TO DETERMINE ARSENIC SPECIES AND PHOSPHATE IN SEA WATER: GODDARD, Coreyn1, ANCIRO, Stephanie2, and DHAR, Ratan1, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, coreyn.goddard@yorkmail.cuny.edu, (2) Queens High School for the Sciences, York College of City University of New York, 94-50 159 Street, Jamaica, NY 11433
40-22236HYDROGRAPHIC AND BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN A SALT MARSH IN THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY: BAKHT, Tashneen1, CHOWDHURY, Marjana1, DIAZ, Kayla2, MONSERRATTE, Amber1, OSORIO, Orlando3, REYES, Nunny1, REYES, Sergio4, RODRIGUEZ, Julie1, TRIVINO, Giselle1, and WU, Roger3, (1) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 East 106th Street, New York, NY 10029, marchowdhury6@gmail.com, (2) Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, (3) Harbor School, Bushwick Campus, 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237, (4) Frederic Douglas Academy, 2581 7th Avenue, New York, NY 11237
40-23237OCCURRENCES OF NUTRIENTS AND FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA (FIB) TO NEARSHORE WATERS OF JAMAICA BAY, WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND, NEW YORK: DEFABIO, Darlene and DHAR, Ratan, Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, defabio@york.cuny.edu
40-24238ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING IN THE GEOSCIENCES THROUGH ORIGINAL RESEARCH: NANCE, Raymond G., Science, The ASK Academy, 1380 Rio Rancho Blvd. #361, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, rnance@theaskacademy.org
40-25239UPPER CRETACEOUS PEAY BENTONITES (NORTH-CENTRAL WYOMING): PROVENANCE AND TECTONICS INTERPRETATION FROM ASH COMPOSITION: KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.1, VONDRA, Carl F.2, SEIFERT, Karl E.3, SHAMI, Malek1, CARDINALE, Rochelle4, and CHATURGAN, Thakur5, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, nkhandaker@york.cuny.edu, (2) Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, (3) Dept. of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, 4618 Dover Dr, Ames, IA 50014, (4) Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), Wallace Building, 502 East Ninth Street, Des Moines, IA 50319, (5) Brown and Caldwell, 110 Commerce Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401

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