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Laura Guertin

address: Tomezsko 102
location: Penn State Brandywine
phone: 610-892-1427
e-mail: guertin@psu.edu
department: Earth Science

Projects

Authoring/Editing and tracking data on the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Wiki

This project is an ongoing collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicsts (SEG), an international organization that has established a geoscience-focused wiki. Since Summer 2015, undergraduate students have authored wiki articles on "Geology 101" topics. The collaboration seeks students interested in authoring new/editing existing pages and tracking data on accesses and edits on existing pages.


Website: http://sites.psu.edu/segwiki/
Number of undergraduates needed: 1-2
Minimum qualifications: completion of at least one introductory-level Earth science or geoscience course, must be willing to learn MediaWiki editing language



Environmental monitoring through digital photography

This independent study is a long-term citizen science “Picture Post” to take regular panoramic photos at four places on campus to document environmental changes taking place due to construction and other campus uses over time. This environmental baseline of images will serve as the foundation for continuous monitoring of our campus environment and as a foundation for undergraduate research projects for years to come. This Picture Post project was also specifically mentioned in the recently-completed campus strategic plan and allows students to monitor and be stewards of our campus lands.


Website: http://sites.psu.edu/picturepost/
Number of undergraduates needed: 1-2
Minimum qualifications: undefined