FYRES: Dunes has opportunities for first-year and upper-level students to learn by participating in dune research within the dynamic setting of Lake Michigan's coastal dunes.
The FYRES course has up to 24 spots for first-year students interested in hands-on science. Students will use cutting-edge methods and equipment to investigate current questions about the dunes. Student discoveries will inform the activities of dune managers and scientists, and contribute to public outreach efforts.
The course is supported by six FYRES student research mentors working with professor and dune researcher Deanna van Dijk. The upper-level geography, geology and environmental studies majors will mentor the first-year students through their research training and team research projects. Student mentors will gain research, teaching and leadership experience, and the excitement of sharing scientific discovery with the students taking the FYRES course.
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