2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 44 Sunday, 9 October 2011
9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Hall C

T146. Student-Involved Research Experience in Earth-System Science: An Effective Tool for Recruitment and Retention in the Geosciences (Posters) (National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; Council on Undergraduate Research)

Authors will be present from 9 to 11 AM, and 4:30 to 6 PM
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44-1304PORTALS IN THE GEOLOGY CURRICULUM FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: WULFF, A.H., Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31066, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, andrew.wulff@wku.edu, MAY, Michael T., Geography & Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, CELESTIAN, Aaron J., Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Environmental Science and Technology, Bowling Green, KY 42101, and SIEWERS, F.D., Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
44-2305JUNEAU ICEFIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM'S PRE-COLLEGE SESSION GETS TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ONTO GLACIERS AND INTO CRYOSPHERE RESEARCH: KLUGE, Steve, Resources for GeoScience Education, 63 Lake Drive, New Milford, CT 06776, steve.kluge@gmail.com and GULICK, James II, Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
44-3306POSSIBLE EVIDENCE OF “PARACONFORMITY” BETWEEN THE MANHATTAN SCHIST AND THE INWOOD MARBLE, NEW YORK CITY: SCHLEIFER, Stanley1, KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.1, SHAMI, Malek1, CHATURGAN, Thakur2, and CHARLES, Adisa3, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, schleifer@york.cuny.edu, (2) Brown and Caldwell, 110 Commerce Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401, (3) Geology Discipline, Earth & Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
44-4307UNDERSTANDING THE EARTH SYSTEM THROUGH FIELD AND DIGITAL MAPPING TECHNIQUES IN THE MISSISSIPPIAN AND PENNSYLVANIAN OF WESTERN KENTUCKY: PRICE, Buddy J.1, DRIVER, Christopher B.2, CONN, Marvin K.2, and MAY, Michael T.2, (1) Geology, Oklahoma State University, Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK 74078, buddy.price@okstate.edu, (2) Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
44-5308USE OF SMARTPHONES (RELATED DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS) IN FIELD GEOLOGY: YARBROUGH, Lance D.1, VAN OPLOO, Angelle2, PADGETT, Alexander2, and KRIEGER, Amanda2, (1) Geology and Geological Engineering and Petroleum Engineering Program, University of North Dakota, 81 Cornell Street Stop 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202, lance.yarbrough@engr.und.edu, (2) Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, 81 Cornell Street Stop 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202
44-6309ASSESSMENT OF RADON POTENTIAL FOR SITE-SPECIFIC LOCATIONS ON THE MIOCENE MONTEREY FORMATION IN CALIFORNIA: A RAPID AND COST-EFFECTIVE SCREENING METHOD: FUKUMOTO, Kathryn D., Stanford University, 405 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, kfukumo@stanford.edu
44-7310IMPROVEMENT IN THE ACCURACY OF RADON POTENTIAL MAPS USING LOCALIZED GROUND GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETRY: FUKUMOTO, Lauren E., University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, joseph.fukumoto@ngc.com
44-8311DISSEMINATION OF GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION IN AVOIDING GEOTECHNICAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM DEEP VOIDS IN MARBLE IN LOWER MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.1, SCHLEIFER, Stanley2, AHMED, Masud3, ALI, Zarine4, and SCOTT, Leah4, (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) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, (3) New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, 59-17, Junction Blvd, Queens, NY 11373, (4) Geology Discipline, Earth & Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20, Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
44-9312HOW MUCH CARBON CAN LAWNS AND FORESTS ABSORB IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT?: SODERLUND, Lily, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, soderlly@mail.uc.edu, RANSOHOFF, Rebecca Weiss, Earlham College, Department of Geology, Richmond, IN 47374, and TOWNSEND-SMALL, Amy, Department of Geology and Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, 605 Geology-Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221
44-10313TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIATION IN OCCURRENCE OF FECAL INDICATOR BACTERIA (FIB) IN MEADOW LAKE, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY: DEFABIO, Darlene1, SOLIS, Stephanie2, GOPAL, Sneha2, RAMRAJ, Shoma2, 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, ddefabio@york.cuny.edu, (2) Doshi Science Research Program, John Bowne High School, 63-25 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367
44-11314HYDROTHERMAL BLEACHING OF AMETHYST AT THE THUNDER BAY AMETHYST MINE, ONTARIO: KLARNER, Janine M. and KISSIN, Stephen A., Department of Geology, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B5E1, Canada, sakissin@lakeheadu.ca
44-12315SHARING GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION IN URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT, AND CREATING PUBLIC AWARENESS: CLOSE COLLABORATION BETWEEN NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND ACADEMIA: KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.1, SCHLEIFER, Stanley1, AHMED, Masud2, SINGH, Andrew3, DEFABIO, Darlene1, TIRMIZI, Atiqa1, and MOLTENI, Andrew1, (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) New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, 59-17, Junction Blvd, Queens, NY 11373, (3) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
44-13316HABITAT USE OF FUNDULUS HETEROCLITUS IN A MARSH DOMINATED BY INVASIVE PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS IN THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY: LOBATO, Andrea1, TORRES, Tiffany1, HUERTA, Cristina1, ORTEGA, Maritza1, SANDERS, Daquasia2, BLOOMFIELD, Florence2, NEWTON, Robert3, ALLEN, Katherine4, and VINCENT, Susan5, (1) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 east 106th street, New York, 10029, ALobato125@gmail.com, (2) Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, 10 South Street, Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004, (3) Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9w, Palisades, NY 10964, (4) Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 121 Comer Building, Palisades, NY 10964, (5) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 East 106th Street, New York, NY 10029
44-14317THE EVALUATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF BIOCHARS IN REMOVAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS: SINGH, Andrew1, SINGH, Kevin2, RAMESH, Rachita2, PASRAM, Kirendra2, 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, andrewsingh@gmail.com, (2) Doshi Science Research Program, John Bowne High School, 63-25 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367
44-15318INCREASED STREAM DISCHARGE IN URBANIZED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WATERSHEDS: FINAN, Katherine, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, finanke@mail.uc.edu, TOWNSEND-SMALL, Amy, Department of Geology and Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, 605 Geology-Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221, and NASH, David, Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 345 College Court, Room 500, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013
44-16319INFLUENCE OF VEGETATION TYPE ON THE CARBON CONTENT OF SEDIMENT IN PIERMONT MARSH, HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY: TORRES, Destiny1, FERNANDEZ, Rossibel2, LOPEZ, Marshalee, LOPEZ, Cristal3, HAROON, Areej4, PETEET, Dorothy4, ALLEN, Katherine5, and VINCENT, Susan6, (1) Brown University, 69 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912, dtorres1994@gmail.com, (2) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 east 106th street, New York, NY 10029, (3) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 east 106th street, New York, 10029, (4) Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9w, Palisades, NY 10964, (5) Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 121 Comer Building, Palisades, NY 10964, (6) The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, 105 East 106th Street, New York, NY 10029
44-17320A GEOCHEMICAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN GATEWAY NRA, NEW YORK CITY, PART II: ROUZYI, Zulekha1, SHAMI, Malek1, KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.2, and SCHLEIFER, Stanley1, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, zrouzyi10@gmail.com, (2) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
44-18321HANDHELD X-RAY FLUORESCENCE (XRF) AS A RAPID AND RELIABLE TOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF SOLIDS: TIRMIZI, Atiqa1, SINGH, Andrew1, KHANDAKER, Nazrul I.2, SCHLEIFER, Stanley1, QUADROS, Roselina2, and DHAR, Ratan1, (1) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, syedajee@hotmail.com, (2) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College Of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
44-19322PILOT STUDY OF HEAVY METAL CHEMISTRY OF CAVE SEDIMENTS IN THE SPRINGFIELD (MO) PLATEAU: DOUGHTY, Travis M., Natural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, s507452@nwmissouri.edu and JOHNSON, Aaron W., Natural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468
44-20323OCCURRENCE OF FECAL INDICATIVE BACTERIA (FIB) IN LAKES AND PONDS OF QUEENS COUNTY, NEW YORK CITY, USA: MALDONADO, Lisa1, PARVIN, Momana2, DHAR, Sutapa3, ANCIRO, Stephanie4, SINGH, Andrew5, TIRMIZI, Atiqa5, and DHAR, Ratan5, (1) CUNY- NYCSEF/CN Summer Internship Program, Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110 Street, Queens, NY 11375, (2) CUNY- NYCSEF/CN Summer Internship Program, HS for Health Professions and Human Services, 345 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003, (3) Bridge to Research, York College of City University of New York, William C. Bryant High School, 48-10 31st. Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11103, (4) Bridge to Research, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451, (5) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, rdhar@york.cuny.edu
44-21324DIFFUSION IN ECLOGITE GARNETS FROM THE NORTH QAIDAM (U) HP METAMORPHIC BELT, CHINA, AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THERMOBAROMETRY: NISSEN, Chelsea I., University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812, nissen.chelsea@gmail.com and WALSH, Emily O., Department of Geology, Cornell College, 600 First St. SW, Mt. Vernon, IA 52134
44-22325LEAD CONTAMINATION ANALYSIS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA: REINERS, James and HALL, Cynthia, Department of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester University, 750 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19383, JR669242@wcupa.edu
44-23326ION SELECTIVITY STUDIES ON NANOPOROUS CRYSTAL STRUCTURES: POWERS, Michael, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31066, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, michael.powers509@topper.wku.edu and CELESTIAN, Aaron J., Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Environmental Science and Technology, Bowling Green, KY 42101
44-24327SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF COPPER, CADMIUM, LEAD AND ZINC IN NATURAL WATERS BY DIFFERENTIAL PULSE CATHODIC STRIPPING VOLTAMMETRY (DPCSV): DHAR, Sutapa, Bridge to Research, York College of City University of New York, William C. Bryant High School, 48-10 31st. Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11103, ANCIRO, Stephanie, Bridge to Research, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451, 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, rdhar@york.cuny.edu
44-25328EVALUATION OF NITROUS OXIDE AND METHANE FLUXES IN URBAN LAWNS AND FORESTRY: RANSOHOFF, Rebecca Weiss, Earlham College, Department of Geology, Richmond, IN 47374, bwranso08@earlham.edu, SODERLUND, Lily, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, and TOWNSEND-SMALL, Amy, Department of Geology and Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, 605 Geology-Physics Building, Cincinnati, OH 45221
44-26329THE IMPACT OF URBANIZATION AND LAND-USE ON SURFACE WATER QUALITY IN QUEENS COUNTY OF NEW YORK CITY: PARVIN, Momana1, DHAR, Sutapa2, ANCIRO, Stephanie3, MALDONADO, Lisa4, QUADROS, Roselina5, SINGH, Andrew6, CHAN, Joyce7, and DHAR, Ratan6, (1) CUNY- NYCSEF/CN Summer Internship Program, HS for Health Professions and Human Services, 345 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003, (2) Bridge to Research, York College of City University of New York, William C. Bryant High School, 48-10 31st. Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11103, (3) Bridge to Research, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451, (4) CUNY- NYCSEF/CN Summer Internship Program, Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110 Street, Queens, NY 11375, (5) USDOE: Bridge to Undergraduate Research, York College of CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, (6) Geology Discipline, Earth and Physical Sciences, York College of City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, rdhar@york.cuny.edu, (7) CUNY-NYCSEF/CN Summer Internship Program, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451

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