2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum provides MSU undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held on April 13 in the MSU Union, the forum brings together highly motivated students to share their work with faculty and peers. Several Department students will give talks and present posters. Come hear about the research of Briana, Cody, Diana, Greg, Kraig, Nicole, Ryan, and several honors college students supervised by Department Faculty.

More details on the 2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) can be found here. Presentation times of students associated with the Department of Geological Sciences are:

Oral Presentations:

Diana Brown (Adviser: Long)
UNDERSTANDING SOURCES FOR DISSOLVED CHLORIDE IN AN EASTERN MICHIGAN GROUNDWATER SYSTEM
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: MSU Room

Heather Hartmann, Nick Somoski, Jeremy Shinn (Adviser: Brandt)
THE APTITUDE OF YOUTUBE IN THE DELIVERANCE OF SCIENCE
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Green Room

Poster Presentations

Rose Curtis, Hunter Craig, Meyessa Mansour (Adviser: Brandt)
FACEBOOK: THE NEW FACE OF SCIENCE?
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Gold Room

Nicole Hart (Adviser: Hampton)
INSIGHTS ON PROVENANCE AND SEDIMENT DISPERSAL DURING THE MIDDLE- AND LATE-STAGE DEVELOPMENT OF MIDCONTINENT RIFT SYSTEM: U-PB DETRITAL ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY OF THE KEWEENAWAN SUPERGROUP
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Parlor A

Andrew Hayes, Connor Teevens (Adviser: Brandt)
TWEETING SCIENCE
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Parlor A

Briana Jasinski (Advisers: Hyndman, Kendall, Martin)
A HISTORY OF BEAVER ACTIVITY IN THE JORDAN RIVER WATERSHED: SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, SUCCESSION, AND SEDIMENT
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Parlor A

Kraig Koroleski (Adviser: Hampton)
APPLYING U-PB DETRITAL GEO/THERMOCHRONOLOGY TO CONSTRAIN PROVENANCE AND THERMAL HISTORY OF PRECAMBRIAN METASEDIMENTARY STRATA FROM THE GREAT LAKES TECTONIC ZONE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Parlor A

Sydny Landon (Adviser: Gottfried)
TWO JOINTS ARE BETTER THAN ONE: JAW ARTICULATION IN THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
Time: at 1:30 – 3:30
Location: Parlor A

Rachael LeFevre, Agnieszka Felczak, Emily Kolean (Adviser: Brandt)
THE SCIENCE OF BLOGGING: BEST PRACTICES IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Gold Room

Cody MacDonald (Adviser: Hampton)
PRELIMINARY U-PB DETRITAL ZIRCON AGES FROM UPPER PALEOZOIC STRATA OF THE FAREWELL TERRANE, SOUTHERN ALASKA: TESTING FOR A SIBERIAN VERSUS NORTH AMERICAN TECTONIC ORIGIN
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Parlor A

Ryan Nagelkirk (Advisers: Kendall, Basso, Hyndman)
PREDICTING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL YIELDS IN THE MAUMEE RIVER WATERSHED
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: Ballroom

Gregory Ruetenik (Adviser: Libarkin)
APPLICATION OF SPATIAL ANALYSIS TOOLS TO PROJECTION OF EYE TRACKING DATA
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Ballroom

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