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Science Research Projects

Individual Faculty Projects and Research

Carrie Meisner photo. Carrie Meisner
Earth/Physical Sciences Professor

Project:
“National Science Foundation Grant to Reveal Uplift and Exhumation Rates of the Ruby Mountain Metamorphic Core Complex”

In summer, 2017, Great Basin College was awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to uncover the timing of important geological processes in the Ruby Mountains. In September, GBC Geology Professor Carrie Bruno Meisner, along with geology professors James Metcalf of University of Colorado and Allen McGrew of University of Dayton, began their fieldwork and data collection in the Ruby-East Humboldt-Wood Hills metamorphic core complex.

Natural resources student, Danielle Beazer will be creating interactive geology field guides. Graphic communications student, Melanie Garcia will work on a capstone project to produce graphics that convey concepts about regional geology, analytical methods used to determine dates on minerals, and results of summer 2017 field work. English student, Dori Andrepont will work on a research project regarding past science outreach practices and will discuss new strategies that will help improve scientific literacy, and bridge the gap between scientific researchers and the public.

Read more about the Ruby Mountain Research project.

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Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Berg Hall Room 107
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

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