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Six SUU Geoscientists (Faculty and Students) to Present at the Geological Society of America Meeting

Published: March 26, 2004 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Category: Academics

SUU geoscientists Frederick C. Lohrengel, Robert L. Eves, Mark R. Colberg, Jason Beck, Vicki Campbell, and Garrett S. Vice will be presenting at the 56th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Session of the Geological Society of America. The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University will host the meeting May 3-5 on the Boise, Idaho, campus.

Various topics in Geosciences will be highlighted at the meeting. Lohrengel, senior faculty in geology at SUU, will give a presentation on “Assessment, Geoscience, Curriculum, Program.” Eves, professor of chemistry and geology, and regular presenter at the GSA, will present “Geoscience education, Program assessment, Capstone experiences.” The requirement for assessment of programs and curricula in the geosciences has increased dramatically during the past several years. The SUU Geology Department is making some significant progress in modernizing their methods, in some innovative, efficient ways that enhances student learning.

Colberg, assistant professor of geology, is thrilled to be teaching at SUU. Coming from Michigan, he says the area surrounding Cedar City is a geologist’s paradise as it teems with phenomena not found anywhere else in the world. Colberg will be presenting “Geoscience Education, Utah, Structural Geology, Field Exercises.”

Three SUU science students will be presenting at the professional GSA conference too.

Jason Beck, a senior biology/zoology major from Centerfield, UT, will present “Trilobite, Instar, Cambrian, Ontogeny, Elrathia,” which in layman’s terms relates to the molt process of modern arthropods and many extinct invertebrates. Vicki Campbell, a sophomore geology major from Black Canyon, AZ, will present on “Arrow Canyon, Bird Spring Fm, Trilobite, Ditomopyge scitula, Pennsylvanian” covering the identification of fossils found in the Clark County, Nevada, area. Garrett Vice, a senior geology major from St. George, UT, is a return-SUU student-presenter at the GSA. This time he will address geological mapping in the areas of “Lake Bonneville, Escalante Bay, Lake shorelines, Late Pleistocene lake, Table Butte.”

Approximately 1000 geoscientists are expected to attend the Meeting. For details on the session schedules, see

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