Getting to the Core: Undergraduate Research on Ocean Cores and Collaborative Scientific Project Management

Getting to the Core: Undergraduate Research on Ocean Cores and Collaborative Scientific Project Management

Patricia Cleary (University of Wisconsin, Parkside, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0068-3.ch014
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Abstract

A semester-long project for senior undergraduate students was completed in a capstone course that focused on the analysis of ocean cores from the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. The course was designed to facilitate students’ synthesis of their studies in geosciences by participating in laboratory studies, group work, and scientific writing on a complex project. The course structure, laboratory methods, technology uses and outcomes provide a framework for project-based courses in geosciences which hold inquiry as the central theme using ocean cores as instructional technology.

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