Meet all the people involved in FYRES!
First-year students, upper-level student mentors, a logistics coordinator, and a professor form the FYRES: Dunes community.
FYRES students are in their first semester at Calvin College and are taking Geog 181 for a variety of reasons such as obtaining science core credit or beginning an Earth science major.
Upper-level students majoring in Earth science disciplines mentor the first-year students in their research activities. This year, six upper-level Earth science students mentored the 2012 FYRES students.
Merideth Beukelman (a science education student) coordinates all sorts of details for FYRES including logistics, the application process, and the website.
Dr. Deanna van Dijk is a physical geographer who has been studying Lake Michigan dunes for more than 10 years. She teaches the class and labs, supervises the Mentors, and works with the Coordinator to ensure that everything runs smoothly.