Creative Inquiry

Current Projects


Institutionalizing Creative Inquiry in the Undergraduate Research Component of the Geology Curriculum Using the Clemson Forest and the Clemson Campus

Description

This group represents the senior year culmination of the 6 semester Geology Undergraduate Creative Inquiry process.  The students complete their senior capstone project in the fall and make oral and poster presentations of their research in the spring.

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Resrch Synthesis I (GEOL 4910 001)

Team Leader(s)

Scott E Brame, MSEnvironmental Engr & Earth Sci

Accomplishments

Annual Report for 2013/2014Fifteen students completed a senior capstone project within one of the following research groups: Geodeformation (#355), Groundwater (#356), Climate Change (#580), Geologic Mapping (#163), and Rain Gardens (#464).  For the 2013-2014 academic year, the students were enrolled in GEOL 491/492 which combined field work with classroom sessions where technical writing and oral presentation skills were developed.  They were required to formulate a hypothesis, design experiments to test the hypothesis, collect and analyze data, and then synthesize the results into oral and poster presentations.  In the spring semester, they presented their posters at Focus on Creative Inquiry (FOCI) sessions and gave oral presentations at the Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium on April 3th, 2014. They recorded radio interviews about their research and met with newspaper reporters to prepare news releases that provided public information about their projects.
Wagner, J. R., Bixler, R. D., Carraway, E. R., Moysey, S. M., Murdoch, L. R., Schlautman, M. R., & Warner, R. D. (2010). Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research for Geology Majors Through Creative Inquiry Experiences. Journal Of College Science Teaching, 39(6), 30-37.
Wagner, J.R. (2011). "Creative Inquiry Projects: Research Opportunity for All Students." CURQ Vignettes: Additional Examples of Undergraduate Research for All?, CUR Quarterly, Fall 2011, Volume 32, Number 1.
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumMiller, Savannah and Lawrence Murdoch, Analyzing Effects of Barometric Pressure and Temperature on Subsurface Displacement, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumBastian, Brian and L.C. Murdoch, Evapotranspiration Estimation and Water Balance in a Freshwater Wetland in Clemson, South Carolina,  22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumCoffin, Ashley and Scott Brame, Comparison of Till and No-till Agricultural Practices on Carbon Dioxide Flux from the Soil on an Organic Farm, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumCreighton, Andrea, D. Good, S. Moysey, and A. Mangel, Topographic Effects on Infiltration in Rain Gardens, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumDemille, Richard and Scott Brame, Soil Carbon Flux from an area underlain by Amphibolite in the Clemson Experimental Forest, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumGloersen, Kimberly, and Scott Brame, Determining Residual Soil Mineralogy using X-ray Diffraction, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumGood, Daniel, Measuring Soil Moisture in Rain Gardens using Geophysical Methods, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumGoretoy, Sergey, and Scott Brame, Determining Mineral Weathering Rates in the Clemson Experimental Forest using a Mass Balance Approach, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumHickok, Katherine and Scott Brame, Carbon Dioxide Efflux in Forest Soil and Topsoil Influenced by Soil Moisture and Temperature Variations, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumJackson, Chris, Characterizing the Effects of Rainfall on Soil Deformation, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumLacy, Nolan, Carbon Dioxide exchange between the Atmosphere and Freshwater Reservoirs around Clemson, South Carolina,22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumNewman, Jasmine and Scott Brame, Soil Carbon Flux on an Area underlain by Biotite Gneiss in the Clemson Experimental Forest, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumSearcy, Caroline, Soil Displacement Correlations with Estimates of Evapotranspiration using the Penman-Monteith Equation, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumThompson, Emily, and Lawrence Murdoch, Evaluation of the Water Balance and Groundwater Flow in the Hunnicutt Creek Wetland, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology SymposiumVaughan, Thomas, Determining inflows in a freshwater wetland located in Clemson, South Carolina, 22nd Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 3, 2014, Clemson, SC
Baldwin, Jonathan A.,and Lawrence Murdoch, 2013, Quantifying Radial Borehole Deformation During Well Tests, 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 4, 2013, Clemson, SC
Chamlee, William, and Larry Murdoch, Modeling Sediment Transport associated with a Reservoir Sediment Release following Dam Removal on Twelve-mile Creek, SC, 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 4, 2013, Clemson, SC
Lefitz, Alex, and Scott Brame, Mapping of the Clemson Forest using Digital Field Mapping Techniques, 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 4, 2013, Clemson, SC
Lyles, MollyJane, and L.C. Murdoch, Characterizing Water Content Trends in Saprolite Soils near Clemson, SC, 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 4, 2013, Clemson, SC
Wylie, Peter, and Scott Brame, Using Soil pH and Ca/Mg Hardness to Map Bedrock in the Clemson Experimental Forest, 2013, April 4. Presented at the 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson, SC.
Waterhouse, Tyler C., William M. Chamlee, Jonathan A. Baldwin, Emily Thompson, Thomas Vaughn, and Lawrence Murdoch. 2013, April 4. Sediment Transport after Dam Removal on Twelve-Mile Creek, Norris, SC. Presented at the 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson, SC.
Black, Erin, and Scott Brame. Geologic Mapping by Soil Analysis: Determining the Contact between Amphibolite and Biotite Gneiss using Soil Chemistry and pH. 2013, April 4. Presented at the 21st Annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson, SC.
Coffin, A., Brame, S. (2014, April). Comparison of till and no-till agricultural practices on carbon dioxide flux from the soil on an organic farm Poster presented at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, Clemson, SC.

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