Meet the 2011-2013 FYRES coordinator!
Merideth Beukelman was a senior at Calvin, and was an Earth/Space Science major in Secondary Education. Merideth did summer research at Calvin in 2011 with professor Deanna van Dijk, Kyle Whalley, and Vashan Wright. She worked specifically on developing the curriculum and materials for the FYRES course, and last spring she presented her research at the Michigan Academy. She then worked in the department as the FYRES Coordinator for her second year, which allowed her to work with professors Deanna van Dijk and Crystal Bruxvoort (who is evaluating the FYRES project), the student mentors, and also the FYRES students. As a FYRES Coordinator, Merideth helped prepare for labs by coordinating transportation and equipment, updated the website, and also worked on publicity.