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  • Meteorology Career Opportunities | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    About Us Contact Us Undergraduate Studies Meteorology Undergraduate Program Meteorology Degree Requirements Meteorology Program FAQs Meteorology Course Pages Meteorology Four Year Plans Meteorology Career Opportunities Geology Undergraduate Program Geology Degree Requirements Geology Four Year Plans Scholarships Course Catalog Outcomes Assessment

    Original URL path: http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/undergraduate-studies/meteorology-undergraduate-program/meteorology-career-opportunities/ (2012-11-07)
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  • Geology Undergraduate Program | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    geology are required for Option A including Geol 100 100L 102 102L 302 315 315L 316 356 365 368 479 and 9 credits of geology electives Table 1a Required geology courses for Option B 45 credits are Geol 100 100L 102 102L 302 315 315L 316 356 368 411 419 or 426 or 434 479 and 6 credits of geology electives Table 1b Only up to 2 credits of 100 level elective courses can be taken in either option Required supporting courses for both options include Chem 177 177L 178 178L Phys 111 and 112 Math 165 166 or 181 182 Engl 309 or Engl 302 or Engl 314 or JI MC 347 and at least 6 additional credits from an approved departmental list of courses in the science engineering or mathematical disciplines outside of geology Students with senior standing may use graduate geology courses 500 level or above to fulfill the elective requirement however they should be aware that courses taken at the graduate level and counted toward the B S degree cannot be applied again toward a graduate degree at Iowa State University Geology courses generally have prerequisites in geology or in mathematics chemistry or physics Prerequisites require that courses be taken in a prescribed sequence however because of differences in the preparation and background of each student there is not a unique way to proceed through the B S program Possible sequences of courses that will allow the student to complete a degree within four years are shown in Table 4 Students are advised to maintain frequent contact with their academic advisors so that all degree requirements are met in a timely fashion Earth Science Programs Both B A and B S degrees are offered in the Earth science program In general these programs require fewer courses in geology and allow coursework in other disciplines such as astronomy In instances where students are undecided about their career plans the Earth science and geology programs Option A are similar enough that transfer between these programs is possible during the first two years Of the two degrees in Earth sciences the B S program emphasizes the core geology courses and the basic supporting sciences In addition to the requirements in cognate sciences the B S in Earth science requires 35 credits in geology 3 credits in meteorology and 8 credits of electives in supporting departments The required core courses are Geol 100 100L 102 102L 302 315 315L 316 356 365 368 479 and Mteor 206 Table 2 Additional courses in geology and agronomy are strongly recommended The required supporting courses are Chem 177 177L 178 178L Phys 111 and 112 Math 165 166 or 181 182 Com S 107 and Stat 101 or 104 The B A program in Earth sciences provides a less rigorous course of study in geology and supporting sciences and prepares the student primarily for a career in secondary education It requires 32 credits in geology 3 credits in meteorology and 6 credits in

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  • Scholarships | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    Vondra Field Camp the year the award is made Amount 100 1000 No Application Awardees are chosen by the department Inquiries Iowa State University Geological Atmospheric Science 253 Science I Ames IA 50011 3212 515 295 4477 E Mail to geology iastate edu Kevin Connolly Geology Field Camp Scholarship This is a scholarship to support students who are majoring in Geology or Earth Science and will attend the Carl F Vondra Field Camp the year the award is made The scholarship is available to students with sophomore junior or senior class standing Amount 100 1000 No Application Awardees are chosen by the department Inquiries Iowa State University Geological Atmospheric Science 253 Science I Ames IA 50011 3212 515 295 4477 E Mail to geology iastate edu Rodney D Gardner Scholarship Student must be a Geology or Earth Science major have a cumulative GPA of 3 0 or above and must have a demonstrated financial need All factors being equal preference will be given to applicants who are working while attending college A student may apply for up to four years of additional aid provided that the student maintains at least a 3 0 and makes satisfactory progress toward a degree Amount 1 500 Application Deadline Spring Semester date announced each year Application can be obtained in the department office Inquiries Iowa State University Geological Atmospheric Science 253 Science I Ames IA 50011 3212 515 295 4477 E Mail to geology iastate edu Peter Johnson Memorial Scholarship This is a Summer Field Camp scholarship Students must be Geology or Earth Science majors with outstanding academic records Awardees should be at least a sophomore with continuing interest in the geological sciences Award is for students who will attend the Carl F Vondra Field Camp the year the award is made Amount 100

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  • Outcomes Assessment | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    familiarity with the broad scope of the field of the discipline Use appropriate tools from chemistry physics biology mathematics and computing to solve discipline specific problems Understand scientific principles and their application to scientific inquiry and to societal concerns Use with competence appropriate techniques and field methods Attain employment in geology meteorology or related fields or continue their graduate studies Assessment Measures Demonstrated competency and broad knowledge of the discipline through successful completion of a 6 week field camp for geology graduates or senior research thesis for meteorology graduates Student self assessment Download PDF through an exit questionnaire to query their abilities and employability and their overall satisfaction with the program Exit interview with graduating seniors Alumni Survey of relevance of degree program to success in employment or graduate school Compilation of data concerning graduation rates employment rates in discipline specific fields weather forecasting contest rankings and admission rates to graduate schools for meteorology majors Graduates Graduates of the M S and Ph D programs in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Science will have the skills and knowledge to Understand central issues and current research important to their field Be familiar with the breadth and depth of their field Communicate their knowledge of the field to both lay and expert audiences Be aware of social and ethical issues that pertain to their field Design and present a meaningful research project and PhD students in particular will be able to conduct a piece of significant research Postdoctoral trainees should conduct research at the cutting edge of their discipline Work in groups Learn independently Publish in refereed journals Present public lectures Write successful grant proposals Teach Problem solve Make contributions to a larger community Assessment Measures Demonstrated competency and depth of knowledge through successful completion of M S thesis or Ph

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  • Student Disability Resources | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    to learning by making accommodations If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations he she should contact the Student Disability Resources SDR office for information on appropriate policies and procedures SDR is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building Room 1076 phone 515 294 7220 Bill Gallus 3025 Agronomy 515 294 2270 is the Disability Resource Liaison for the Department of Geological Atmospheric Sciences More information about Disability Resources Student Disability Resources GE AT students with disabilities that affect learning Please work with your instructor and SDR to address any special needs or special accommodations at the beginning of the semester Present your instructor with the Student Academic Accommodation Request SAAR form as soon as possible at least one week prior to needing your accommodations The SAAR form is available from Disability Resources 1076 Student Services Building If you need to set up a time for a test or examination so that you can receive your accommodations please work with your instructor to contact SDR at least one week prior to the regularly scheduled exam time You will not be permitted

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  • UPDATED 2012 field camp information | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    UPDATED 2012 field camp information Posted on May 17 2012 by manager Attention field camp attendees Updated information on this year s field camp logistics is now available Please download the updated file This entry was posted in field camp

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  • Field Camp Details | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    deposit must be received before March 1 2012 The application fee is non refundable after May 1 2012 SCHEDULE Leave Ames Saturday May 26th 2012 Meet at the main entrance of the Science I Building on Osborn Drive at 6 00 a m Depart at 6 30 am Travel is in university vans Areas of geologic interest may be visited enroute to the field station as time permits Arrive at the field station mid to late afternoon Sunday May 27th The first meal at the field station will be served at 6 p m on May 27th Classwork will begin with a lecture that evening Academic activities extend through Wednesday July 4 2012 Camp cleanup and departure for Ames occur the next day Arrive in Ames on Friday July 6 IMMUNIZATION AND PHYSICAL CONDITION You should be immunized against tetanus before you leave for the field station and you should be in good physical condition prepared for strenuous hiking in hot or cold weather All students are required by the University to carry personal health and accident insurance PERSONAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES Weather conditions in northern Wyoming from late May to early July can vary from daytime temperatures in the upper 30 s to lower 100 s and nighttime temperatures ranging from upper 20 s to 60 s Typically the climate is dry although rainfall can be expected from late May through mid June We will be working and camping at high elevations during the Yellowstone Teton Wind River trip Temperatures near freezing at night or even during the day are not uncommon during this trip Prepare by bringing layers of clothing from long johns on the bottom through lighter weight shirts to an outer layer of wool and or synthetic sweater and or jacket Lightweight rain gear is essential sudden cloudbursts can drop air temperature 10s of degrees F and leave you vulnerable to hypothermia if you re not prepared Hats are critical A warm hat is important for the early cool season at camp and later on for the Yellowstone Teton Wind River trip A hat with a brim will keep your ears from frying later in the season You ll need hiking boots MAKE SURE they are well broken in before you arrive Hike walk in them for an hour or more to make sure your feet won t blister in them New synthetic hiking socks help prevent blisters too The following is the minimum equipment suggested for each student Clothing for field work Camp shoes you shouldn t wear sandals or flipflops outside of shower Clothing for 2 days on the road Clothing for 6 days in the field Hiking boots already broken in Gloves wool hat Warm clothing early in season lighter for later Rain gear coat and pants Swimsuit for Thermopolis hot springs Clothing for 8 day 7 night camping trip Warm jacket or equivalent nights will be cool or cold DOP kit Shampoo Long hair detangler conditioner Serious skin cream eucerin nivea Toothbrush

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  • Ring shear devices | Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
    ring shear device ISUSS New ring shear device for the study of glacier sliding over either a hard or soft bed The chamber that contains the ice is within the green tub which holds the temperature control fluid that circulates around the ice and bed The upper platen that rotates and thereby drags the ice over the bed is visible just above the green tub One of the two gear

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