Remarkably diverse geology, experienced, award–winning faculty, a world–class field facility, and a 67–year tradition of leadership in teaching geoscience in the field form the foundation of excellence of our course offerings. Our range of field–based programs, sustained by endowed funds, encompasses undergraduate and graduate classes, and extends through outreach to high school students, adults, and to professionals in geosciences–related areas.
Indiana University Geologic Field Station strives to lead the nation in teaching geosciences in the field, in research focused on field–based learning in geosciences, and in supporting discovery and discourse on development of best practices in field geosciences through workshops and conferences.
We are pleased to announce that 4 of this yearís 52 National Association of Geoscience Teachers / U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Summer Field Training Program (NAGT/USGS CSFTP) interns were nominated from IUGFS courses. From G429 this includes Emily Paine, Mattie Reid, and Meghan Toft and from G433 Meghan Thompson. The details of the students and their positions are given below.
Intern: Emily Paine
College: Rice University
Mentor: Nancy Simon and E. Terrence Slonecker>br /> Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Characterizing individual cyanobacteria species using hyperspectral data
Intern: Mattie Reid
College: Bucknell University
Mentor: Scott Bennett
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Paleoseismologic and geologic investigations of active faults in the Pacific Northwest
Intern: Meghan Thompson
College: Boston University
Mentor: Greg Boughton
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Project: Wyoming groundwater quality monitoring network
Intern: Meghan Toft
College: University of Massachusetts
Mentor: Gregory Walsh
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Northeast bedrock mapping