Gusties at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco Posted on January 13th, 2015 by

In December, Gusties presented posters about climate change, silica and stromatolites at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.  Nearly 24,000 geoscientists attended this 5-day conference, making it the largest of its kind in the world!

Rachel Mohr (’16 Geology) and Russ Krueger (’17 Geology) presented a poster titled “The physical and biochemical alteration of the Platte River by Phragmites australis, an invasive species of wetland grass”.  Laura Triplett was their advisor and co-author for the NSF-funded work.


Julie Bartley presented a poster titled “Climate science across the liberal arts curriculum at Gustavus Adolphus College”.  The poster was about the NSF-funded “InTeGrate” project (see past blog post) which is supporting collaboration between science and non-science faculty at Gustavus.  Poster co-authors were Laura Triplett and other faculty from Gustavus are the science collaborators on the grant: Jim Dontje (ES), Tom Huber (Physics), Michele Koomen (Education), Jeff Jeremiason (Chemistry), Jeff LaFrenierre (Geography), Chuck Niederriter (Physics) and Anna Versluis (Geography).

Julie was also a co-author a poster titled “Observations of undergraduate geoscience instruction in the U.S.: Measuring student centered teaching”.  Julie has been involved in that project to determine how geoscience is taught in the U.S.

One night, some Gustie alums met up with our crew for dinner at Fang Restaurant, one of my faves!

photoFrom left are:  Robert Holder ’12 in Geology (graduate school at UC-Santa Cruz); Russ Krueger ’17; Laura (front); Anna Lindquist ’08 in Geology and Physics (recently completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota and now teaching at the University of Arkansas); Rachel Mohr ’16; Sharon Delcambre ’06 in Physics (professor at Portland Community College in Oregon); Serenity Mahoney ’15; Rachel Oien ’13 in Geology and Env Studies (in graduate school at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne); Julie.


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