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GeoCUR Early Career Distinguished Mentor Award

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has established an annual award to recognize faculty, scientists, and educators engaging in original and successful mentoring of undergraduate research activities who demonstrate dedication to the scholarly success of their students.

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2018 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The 8th recipient of the GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is Colin Laroque, a professor in the Department of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan.  He is an interdisciplinary scientist, with a

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2019 GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research

In 2019, CUR’s Geosciences Division presented the GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research. Please review the citations from the nominators (PDF) and join us in congratulating our sixth group of student awardees in the history of this award!

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2017 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The seventh recipient of the GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is Brannon Andersen from the Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University.  The Award recognizes his longstanding excellence in and commitment to ‘teaching through research’ by embedding research in the

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Councilor – Ginny Peterson

Ginny Peterson is a Professor and former Head of the Geology Department at Grand Valley State University.  She has served as a GeoCUR Councilor for many years and is currently serving as Division Chair. “My own experience as an undergraduate

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Councilor – David Szymanski

Dave Szymanski is an associate professor of geology and Chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University. He’s been a CUR member since 2012 and became a GeoCUR councilor in 2018. “I work mainly with undergraduate business

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Councilor – Ken Brown

Ken Brown is a Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. He began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2017. “As a Teaching Assistant Professor at WVU, one of my primary goals is to provide a memorable classroom experience that

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@geosociety It’s that time of year again - GSA! We are here in Phoenix at the annual Geological Society of America conference. Are you here presenting your undergraduate research? Let us know! #undergraduateresearch #GSA2019 #geoscience
Incredible! #Repost @cofcnaturalhistory with @get_repost ・・・ Student volunteers and researchers revealing the past - as recently highlighted by @postandcourier! There is so much to do in order to keep CCNHM running that we rely on a small corps of student volunteers, docents, and junior scientists to maintain CCNHM as a center of natural history at @collegeofcharleston. Visitors are most familiar with our student docents - but may not be as familiar with the behind the scenes activities. Our volunteers are primarily students and retirees, and are responsible for cleaning fossils off, reassembling broken fossils, and producing mounts that keep the fossils safe during long term storage. Geology Junior Suzanne Grantham (top) is currently working on reassembling a fossil dolphin - well, it's actually two dolphins that died near eachother, and their bones became fragmented and the fragments mixed together. (...fun) We have one student researcher at present: Bailey Fallon (bottom), a junior in Biology, who is studying fossil leatherback sea turtles from the Charleston area, and has already had her first research manuscript go through peer review! Next semester Suzanne is considering joining the research team, as is another student, Nathan McCuen - they will be studying South Carolina cetaceans and mosasaurs (respectively). Read the full article here:https://www.postandcourier.com/news/shrouded-in-mystery-ancient-marine-fossils-take-shape-in-a @cofcssm @cofcgeology @cofcbiology #naturalhistory #science #studentresearch #college #scientist #juniorscientist #researchstudent #undergraduateresearch #paleo #paleontology #geology #evolution #fossils #fossil #museum #naturalhistorymuseum
#Repost @americangeophysicalunion with @get_repost ・・・ To round out women’s History Month, AGU is celebrating the geoscience discoveries and advances made by women. Here’s the second of ten: Inge Lehman discovers Earth’s inner core is solid in 1936, which helps explain how the core generates Earth’s magnetic field. #agu100 #women #womenshistorymonth#womenempowerment #geoscience #science#womeninstem #earth #discovery