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2013 Posters on the Hill

The following posters represented the geosciences at CUR’s Posters on the Hill, April 24, 2013. Montana STUDENT: Neerja Zambare INSTITUTION: Montana State University -Bozeman DIVISION: Geosciences FACULTY ADVISOR: Robin Gerlach POSTER TITLE: Biofilm Induced Biomineralization in a Radial Flow Reactor

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2012 Posters on the Hill

The following posters represented the geosciences at CUR’s Posters on the Hill, April 24, 2012. New Hampshire STUDENT: Katie Laro INSTITUTION: Plymouth State University DIVISION: Geosciences FACULTY ADVISOR: James P. Koermer POSTER TITLE: Updating the KSC/CCAFS Warm-Season Convective Wind Climatology

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2011 Posters on the Hill

The following posters represented the geosciences and geography at CUR’s Posters on the Hill, April 13, 2011. Arizona STUDENT: Lujendra Ojha INSTITUTION: University of Arizona FACULTY ADVISOR: Alfred McEwen POSTER TITLE: Discovery, orientation, distribution and formation of a mass wasting

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2010 Posters on the Hill

The following posters represented the geosciences and geography at CUR’s Posters on the Hill, April 13, 2010. Indiana STUDENT: RONALD DEAN TAYLOR INSTITUTION: INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS FACULTY ADVISOR: SCOTT E. ISHMAN | JONATHON B. MARTIN |

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2009 Posters on the Hill

The following posters represented the geosciences and geography at CUR’s Posters on the Hill, May 5, 2009. Montana Student: Timothy Brox Institution: Montana State University – Bozeman Earth Sciences Faculty Advisor: Brent Christner, Mark Skidmore Poster title: Microbial Impacts on

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Councilor – Dan Moore

Dan Moore is a professor of geology at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He is also the Research Director of the Southeast Idaho Research Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide mentored research experiences to undergraduate students. He

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Councilor – Sarah Fortner

Sarah Fortner is an assistant professor of geology and environmental science at Wittenberg University. She has been a GeoCUR councilor since 2012. “Mentoring undergraduate research brings me great joy! As we work through the scientific method, my students learn how

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Councilor – Chris Kim

Chris Kim is an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at Chapman University.  He has been a GeoCUR councilor since 2010 and a member of CUR since 2007.  Chris is also the recipient of an NSF-CAREER Award (#0847811) and

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Councilor – Amy Weislogel

Amy Weislogel is at West Virginia University.  She began serving as a councilor in 2010 and completed her term in 2013. “Involving undergraduates in research is not a mandate for my position but I’ve become increasingly convinced that it lies

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Councilor – Laura Guertin

Laura Guertin is a Professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine.  She first began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2003 and completed her service in 2018. “As Penn State Brandywine primarily serves as a two-year feeder school for

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Councilor – Lee Phillips

Lee Phillips is the Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology. Lee has been a member of CUR since 2006 and a Councilor

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Councilor – Erin Kraal

Erin is at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  She began serving as a councilor in 2011. “I was lucky to have a series of great undergraduate research experience when I was in college that helped shaped my scientific, personal, and world

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Councilor – Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan is a Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida.  He first became a GeoCUR member in 1996 and a Councilor in 2000 “It was trying to learn how to mentor undergraduate researchers both

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Councilor – Meagen Pollock

Meagen Pollock is an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster. She began serving as a GeoCUR Councilor in 2009. “CUR’s mission naturally aligns with my interests in research and teaching. At The College of Wooster, all

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Councilor – Elizabeth Heise

Elizabeth Heise is at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the Environmental Sciences Program. She joined CUR in 2008 and served as a Councilor from 2009 to the present. “I was an undergraduate researcher at UCLA, That experience lead

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Councilor – Jeff Marshall

Jeff Marshall is a Professor of Geology and Campus Coordinator for Undergraduate Research at Cal Poly Pomona University. Jeff Marshall is a geomorphologist with research and teaching expertise in neotectonics, geologic hazards, coastal processes, river dynamics, and watershed restoration. He

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Councilor – Pat Manley

Pat Manley is a Professor of Geology at Middlebury College.  She has been a Councilor for the geoscience division since 2004. “The interaction between professor and student has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have had

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Councilor – Ed Hansen

Ed Hansen is at Hope College. “I have been doing research with undergraduate students for nearly 30 years. For me research by itself is rewarding but it is particularly rewarding when done with young energetic, enthusiastic students who bring a

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Councilor – Katherine McCarville

Katherine McCarville is Associate Professor of Geosciences in the Division of Science and Mathematics at Upper Iowa University.  As a lone-wolf, her teaching load is varied, from introductory geology, dinosaurs, and natural disasters in the lower division, to GIS/remote sensing,

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Councilor – Kathy Surpless

Kathy Surpless is at Trinity University (Texas).  She was a GeoCUR Councilor from 2006 to 2012 and a CUR member since 2005.  Kathy is also the recipient of a NSF CAREER Award (#0846695). “Mentoring undergraduate students embarking on their first

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Councilor – Jeanette Pope

Jeanette Pope is an Associate Professor of Environmental Geology at DePauw University.  She became a member of CUR in 2002 and served as a Councilor from 2006 to 2012. “I believe that research that involves undergraduates is an essential part

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Councilor – Patrick Burkhart

Patrick Burkhart is an Associate Professor of Geology at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  He became a CUR member in 2003 and served as a Councilor from 2006-2009. “If I were to pick the single best attribute of the work

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