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FYRES: Research

FYRES students walking on dune during research project.
FYRES students carrying surveying foredune in Hoffmaster State Park in Fall 2012.

FYRES Research Projects in 2012-2013

FYRES students and Research Mentors worked on 6 research projects in the September 2012-May 2013 academic year. The projects included topics of scientific interest as well as applied research questions.

FYRES itself is a research project to investigate whether/how participation in research helps students learn about science. A research team of two faculty (Deanna van Dijk, Crystal Bruxvoort) and a science-education student (Merideth Beukelman) are working on this project. Some of their early results are included under Conference Presentations.

 

Research Information

FYRES 2013-2014 produced 5 research projects, 4 conference posters, and 4 research reports are currently in progress.

FYRES 2012-2013 produced 6 research projects, 6 presentations (5 papers and 1 poster) at the North-Central meeting of the Geological Society of America, and 5 research reports.

FYRES 2011-2012 produced 4 research projects, 5 presentations (3 papers and 2 posters) at the Michigan Academy in March 2012, and 3 research reports.