Tuesday Noon Balloon with Department Undergrads


Summer 2010 Research Projects

Emily Goldstein, Joel Gombiner, Todd Nelson, and Lisa Weber

Tuesday September 28th
Room 417 Schermerhorn Hall


Summary:  Undergraduates in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to get involved in a research project by their junior year.  Research projects may be based at Columbia or other institutions, and may take place during the academic year or be summer internships.  Sometimes projects evolve into the senior theses.  At this week's Noon Balloon, four department upperclassmen will discuss their research experiences from summer 2010.  The talks are informal and each student will speak for 10 minutes. 

Precambrian Metasediments in NE Yellowstone National Park - Emily Goldstein

Emily is a deparment senior majoring in Earth Science.  She spent the summer in Yellowstone National Park in and REU summer internship through Montana State University.

The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington - Joel Gombiner

Joel, a deparment senior majoring in Earth Science, is from Washington State and enjoys hiking and exploring the state's geology.  He will present a photographic field-trip.

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures - Todd Nelson

Todd is a department junior majoring in Environmental Science and History. He spent the summer at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta.

The Quest for a Novel Paleosalinity Indicator:  Did Tsunami Events Generated by an Extraterrestrial Bolide Cause a Change in Salinity in the Hudson River Circa 2300BP? - Lisa Weber

Lisa is a department senior majoring in Environmental Science.  She spent 10 weeks as a Lamont Summer Intern at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Future talks are scheduled for Tuesdays from 12:15-1:00pm in Room 417 Schermerhorn Hall.  Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

All are welcome to attend!