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Glacial Ohio Project
Supported by: The Keck Geology Consortium

The University of Cincinnati department of geology is participating in a national consortium aimed at improving undergraduate science education by actively involving students in real research projects.

The collaboration has attracted students from across the country and includes three Ohio universities.

Faculty participating in the Glacial Ohio Project

Thomas Lowell, University of Cincinnati
Donald Pair, University of Dayton (director)
Greg Wiles, College of Wooster

Students in Alberta, Canada

Students participating in the 2002 program

Patrick Applegate, University of Cincinnati
Clinton Bailey, College of Wooster
Eric Donaldson, Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington)
Daniel Lazzareschi, Pomona College (Claremont, California)
Kelsey McArthur, Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
James Martin, College of Wooster
Jennifer New, Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington)
Sam Peterson, University of Dayton
Nina Trautman, Williams College (Williamston, Massachusetts)

Studying Canadian glaciers

Background on the Keck Consortium

Established in 1987 through grants from the W.M. Keck Foundation, The Keck Geology Consortium has been serving the geoscience education community for 15 years. The initial goal of the consortium was to support research and encourage faculty interaction at liberal arts colleges with small faculties.

By pooling expertise and analytical equipment, the consortium founders hoped to enhance the education of geoscience undergraduate students, and also demonstrate that quality research is possible when undergraduate projects are carefully designed and implemented.

Both goals have been well met, and the consortium continues to be a leader in development of innovative educational programs.

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