Each week you will be paired up with a classmate to a lead discussion of a topic based on your assigned article. The discussion involves both summarizing the article (a one-page handout is suggested) and generating questions on the topic based on the article.
|Date||Science Topic||Application/Professional Development Topic|
|Jan 12||Class Overview||Library Research:Christina Chan-Park|
|Jan 19||Discuss research topic/question||Career Overview: Wayne Hamilton|
|Jan 26||Hydrogeology||Groundwater Conservation District: Scooter Radcliffe|
|Feb 2||Environmental Geology||Texas Water Development Board: Natalie Bellew|
|Feb 9||Engineering Geology||Engineering Consultant: Bob Wallace|
|Feb 16||Remote Sensing||Aerial Photography Exercise|
|Feb 23||Depositional Systems||Brazos River Visit|
|Mar 1||Mining Geology and Economic Geology||Trinity Mine Visit|
|Mar 15||Applied Geophysics|
|Mar 22||Professional Geology & Graduate Schools|
|Mar 29||Geology and Safety|
If you know the title of the article you have been assigned, simply type the article name into OneSearch.
If you have the volume/issue/page number for the article you have been assigned you can either look the journal up in OneSearch and then link the journal or go directly to publisher's website.
Scientific research articles usually include
Knowing the different sections of a scientific article will make it easier to understand the article. By comparing the same section across papers, you might be able to discern how the science has evolved or the influences of one group on the other.
Questions and themes to consider as you read.