-Earth Sciences and Science Education, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA (716) 878 6731-

 

El Chichon Crater Lake, Chiapas, Mexico

 

Bettina Martínez-Hackert, Ph.D.

Earth Sciences Instructional Support Specialist

Director and Coordinator of Field Studies

 

 

email: martinb@buffalostate.edu

phone: (716) 878-5005

 

Science Building Rooms 252, 370 or 353

 

 

2007

 

Spring

(Jan 22nd to May 10th):

GES 103 Introductory Geology Laboratory

GES 101 Introductory Geology Lecture

GES 224 Geological Hazards

 

Summer Session C

(July 23rd to August 11th):

GES 497/594: "Wild Wild West" Geology Field Experience- contact me ASAP, if interested.

 

Fall

(August 27th to December 13th):

GES 103 Introductory Geology Laboratory

GES 223 Environmental Earth Sciences

GES497/594: "Wild Wild West" Field course (field portion to be completed January, 7th to January 17th, 2008)

 

 

 

 

2008

 

Spring

GES 103 Introductory Geology Laboratory

GES497/594 Potential Helvetian- and Franco-alpine Geology (To be decided November 2007)--

if interested please contact me ASAP: cost for this trip are anticipated to be in the $2000.00 range (4 credits)

 

 

Research Students

 

Jessica Gorom

Andrew Lannan

Justine Parada

Joshua Walker

Jennifer Grasso

 

 

Small Grants recipient for Undergraduate Research

March 2007: Jessica Gorom, junior, has been awarded a grant from the Small Grants Program/ Office of Undergraduate Research at Buffalo State College. Jessica will receive $ 400 in support of her project (New York's vs. Arizona's Grand Canyon, a Geological Comparison).

 

October 2007: Andrew Lannan, senior, has been awarded a Minigrant from the Small Grants Program of the Office of Undergraduate research at Buffalostate College. Andrew will receive $ 400 in support of his project (Effect of particle sizes on tephra moisture content).

 

October 2007: Jennifer Grasso, sophomore, has been awarded a Minigrant of the Small Grants Program of the Office of Undergraduate research at Buffalostate College. Jessica will receive $ 400 in support of her project

(Interpreting Geology Depicted On The First Geological Map Ever Produced: Assessment Of Artistic Techniques Used By William Smith In His Landmark "Map that Changed the World").

 

Early Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship recipients

May 2007: Joshua Walker, freshman, has been awarded an Early Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship from the BSC NSF-STEP "Connect with Science" Project, 2007. Joshua will conduct research on tephra deposits in the Inyo Craters, CA. He will spend two weeks doing field work in addition to laboratory work. Field work is located in the Inyo Crater volcanic area of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range area, CA. He has been awarded a $2500 stipend.

May 2007: Justine Parada, freshman, has been awarded an Early Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship from the BSC NSF-STEP "Connect with Science" Project, 2007. Justine will conduct research on tephra deposits analysis in a laboratory setting. She will be creating a control database to benchmark results from collected tephra (Inyo Craters, CA). Her focus is on laboratory analysis under controlled conditions but Justine will also visit the field work area to learn to use GPS instrumentation for mapping. She has been awarded a $2500 stipend.

The tephra projects are in collaboration with SUNY at Buffalo researchers Dr. Marcus Bursik and Shannon Kobs, Ph.D. Candidate.

 

 

 

 

Field Trips General Info

 

Wild Wild West Geology Summer 2007:

 

Alternating sandstone and mudstone layers from the Upper Supai Formation by Sedona, AZ.

 

 

 

 

View from an alluvial delta of Wild Bill Hill Cinder Cone, Coconino National Forest towards the San Francisco Peaks (Stratovolcano), AZ.

From left to right:

Justine Parada, Stanley Skotnicki, JoAnn MacNeil, Marcia Binda, Joshua Walker, Dr. Bettina Martinez-Hackert, Lauren Mruk, Jessica Gorm, Emerson Smith, Joanna Rush, Andrew Lannan, Miriam Binda

 

 

The Grand Canyon as classroom background: Every student lectured on a chosen location. Here, Lauren reports at the Grand Canyon's South Rim, AZ.

 

 

 

Early morning start for an 11 mile hike to / 3 day stay at the Havasupai Indian Reservation, AZ: Accessible only by feet, horse or helicopter. Coconino Sandstone dune crorss-bedding is visible in the immediate background.

 

 

 

The sun caught up: and still 10 miles to go! Havasu Canyon in the background: the change in slope shows the boundary between the Coconino Sandstone and the red Supai Formation of the Grand Canyon sedimentary rocks.

 

 

 

Resting in the little bits of shades on the still cool rock.

 

 

 

 

 

We were rewarded with spectacular water and waterfalls: Stan lectures on travertine and veil formations deposited by Havasu Creek's waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steep decent to Mooney Falls

 

 

 

Ascend out of canyon via a 3 hour horse ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-----More to come----

 

 

Chichonal, Mexico

 

Colima Volcano, Mexico

 

Grand Canyon

The "Great Unconformity" of the Grand Canyon, AZ

 

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