CUR 2010

I’m at the 2010 National Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. Tonight, the conference kicked off with a talk by Dr. Robert Full (University of California, Berkeley) on “The Value of Interdisciplinary Research-based Instruction.” I immediately thought of Wooster’s Environmental Studies class that our own Dr. Wiles will be co-teaching with Dr. Susan Clayton (Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies) as an excellent example of “interdisciplinary research-based instruction.” Tomorrow, I have the privilege of serving on a panel with Dr. Jeff Ryan and Dr. Laura Geurtin, my fellow GeoCUR Councilors, in an interactive session on “How Working with Undergraduate Researchers has Changed with Time.” I’ll be discussing wikis, digital field applications, and international research, but how is a geologist supposed to concentrate when surrounded by such wonderful scenery?

Wasatch Range, as viewed from the Welcome Reception at CUR 2010.

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3 Responses to CUR 2010

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    Wonderful scenery indeed, Meagen! And speaking of Wooster’s environmental studies program, we just received this message from President Cornwell:

    “I am very pleased to report that the Mellon trustees met today and approved a grant of $254,000 to The College of Wooster in support of environmental studies.”

    Good luck on the panel! You are a superb representative of the best in undergraduate research direction.

  2. Elyssa Krivicich says:

    Hi Dr. Pollock. I just wanted to say that I at field camp out in Utah with Ohio State University and we are in Ephraim ,Ut. So happy to hear the conference is going well and it would be funny if we saw each other.

  3. mpollock says:

    Hi Elyssa! Hope you’re enjoying field camp. It really is beautiful out here, isn’t it? Too bad we didn’t coordinate – we could have had a little COW get together. Please say hi to Dr. J for me.

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