Update: We have added a few additional meeting!
Meeting Times: November 15, 22 & 29 and December 6, 2023 at 1pm PT, 4pm ET
This virtual seminar series is for any undergrad who is considering applying for summer research or REUs (research experience for undergrads). The seminar series is open to all undergrads with minority, BIPOC, women and non-binary students particularly encouraged to attend.
Introduction to Summer Research
November 15, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific
Why Summer Research Programs like the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) Really are for You!
Dr. Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota, Director of the REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources
This first seminar will focus on the benefits of summer research, the application process, and resources for finding programs. See this pdf for the list of resources and links to programs shared during the presentation.
Undergraduate Research Showcase 1
November 22, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific
Sylvie Alexander, Penn State University
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Unmarked Graves: The Application of GPR to Identify Unmarked Graves at the Jocko Valley Tribal Cemetary on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana
Marco Speier, Purdue University
The Role of Rock Solubility on Knickpoint Formation and Landscape Evolution
Undergraduate Research Showcase 2 and Application Workshop
November 29, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific
Saheli Patel, Carleton College
Impacts of human-influenced landscape evolution on sedimentation in three lakes on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation
Saheli’s talk will be followed by a workshop on REU applications. Bring us your questions about your preferred programs and their application process. We will break into groups facilitated by REU leaders and faculty mentors.
Undergraduate Research Showcase 3
December 6, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific
Clay Begay, Tohono O’odham Community College and University of Arizona
Mechanisms of Drainage Reorganization Driven by Folded Bedrock Geology
Mateu Porro, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sulfate Exposure’s Influence on Wild Rice Biomass and Germination
The seminar series is co-hosted by:
The Native FEWS Alliance (https://nativefewsalliance.org/),
The Ecological Forecasting Initiative (https://ecoforecast.org/), and
The Geoscience Alliance (https://geosciencealliance.org/).