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Current research students and faculty shares strategies and tips for getting involved in undergraduate research in geography/geology

Faculty research interests

Why do undergraduate research in geography/geology?

Undergraduate research experience is not just for those going on to graduate school. A 2009 survey of 302 employers by Hart Research Associates found that the employers are increasingly looking for the following skills in their new hires:

You may not be able to gain these skills in a traditional classroom setting, but you get to learn ALL these skills if you participate in undergraduate research.

Undergraduate research in the Geography/Geology Department

Students and faculty in the Department of Geography and Geology are highly involved in conducting faculty-student collaborative research. The department has two computer labs with state-of-the-art GIS and remote sensing software and laboratories for soil, water, fossil and rock analyses to be used for teaching and research. Interdisciplinary collaborations are also common.

Ongoing projects
(content by Dr. Compas)