From Earlham Cluster Department
- 150 word limit.
Maximum of 25 pages conforming to the following requirements:
- 8.5" by 11" paper
- Single spaced with all margins measuring at least 1"
- At least 12 point font in Times New Roman
- No more than 6 lines of type within a vertical space of 1"
Proposals that do not comply with these requirements will not be accepted
Section A, Project Description
* Statement of the work to be undertaken and expected significance.
* Objectives/goals for the proposed work.
* Project timeline keyed to the objectives/goals.
* Relation of the objectives to:
- the present state of knowledge in the field
- work in progress by the project personnel under other support
- work in progress at other institutions
* Concise description of methods and procedures for implementation and experimentation.
Course Module-GEOS211 Physical Geology (this is approximately one page of single-spaced text in MS Word)
Physical Geology at Earlham is an introductory-level course that is taken by both science and non-science majors. Students in this course who are non-science majors generally lack confidence in their ability to Ã¢â‚¬Å“doÃ¢â‚¬Â science and have had little to no exposure to an inquiry-based science classroom. In this course module, students will apply basic geologic methods of analysis to an environmental project. By the end of this module, students will be able to:
Use web-based GIS to display and organize data relevant to the characterization of the project site. Use field and laboratory observations to describe the geology of the project site. Organize and analyze geochemical data to make interpretations about the heavy metal concentrations in the region of the project site. Create a scientific report synthesizing the results of the project and suggesting areas for further study. Upon completion of the project, selected students will present results to other introductory-level students participating in courses with applied modules. All students will then be required to write a report describing the different approaches and results each of these courses takes in studying this environmental problem. (may be revised based on how we decide to structure our multidisciplinary efforts)
This module will use the final four laboratory sessions in Physical Geology. Students will have a basic background in geology and will be able to apply that knowledge to the local area. Each laboratory section has a maximum of twenty-two students, with one professor and one upper-level undergraduate teaching assistant.
Week One: Readings and worksheets will focus on the general problem of metals in the environment. This will be keyed to discussions of the hydrologic cycle with an emphasis placed on the connection between groundwater flow and subsurface geology. Students will begin to learn how to use web-based GIS to create displays of the study area.
Week Two: Field trip to the project site. Students will examine the geology of the project site (Springwood Lake) and participate in a demonstration of sampling a sediment core from the lake.
Week Three: Students will, in teams, describe a suite of sediment cores, in terms of sediment texture, color, sorting, or other sedimentological differences.
Week Four: Students will be given geochemical data keyed to the cores described in Week Three (geochemical data will have been collected by upper-level geochemistry students or will have been collected as part of a summer research project). Students will be required to plot and analyze this data and make interpretations about the concentrations of heavy metals in Springwood Lake over time as a result of their analysis. Students will then write a full scientific report of this project and share the results with other introductory-level science students working on different aspects of this project.
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** computer science
* Technical problems that may be encountered and how they will be addressed.
* Roles of all key project personnel.
* Organization chart of key project personnel.
* Description of facilities, equipment and resources available for the project.
* Equipment requests should:
- Describe comparable equipment already at the institution and explain why it cannot be used.
- Explain if the new equipment will be available to support other efforts and how time will be allocated on it.
- Describe plans for facility operations and maintenance.
* Plans for this project beyond the proposed time period, including financial support.
* Describe how the success of the project will be evaluated in terms of the goals proposed. Include information regarding outside review committees, if appropriate.
Project Budget Form
- Do we have a spreadsheet template to work from?
- Upload spreadsheet to <here>.
- 1. Provide a brief justification of each budget line item.
- 2. State the number of students (undergrad/grad/postdoc), research associates or technicians to be supported and number of years of support.
- 3. Explain why W. M. Keck Foundation support is essential for this project.
- 4. List all current and pending federal and non-federal support, including institutional or departmental funding, related to this project.
- 5. If construction or remodeling is involved, provide a copy of the permits required or an explanation of how and when the permits will be acquired.
- budget narrative
Describe the manner in which the institution will recognize and acknowledge a W. M. Keck Foundation grant for this project.
- 1. Biographical sketches (limit 2 pages for each investigator)
- Required for key personnel at the applicant institution and collaborators at other institutions.
- Each sketch should contain name, position title, organization, contact information included e-mail address, degrees, years and field of study for each academic degree, a listing of research and professional positions, awards, and honors, and references to all publications for the past three years along with any earlier publications pertinent to this application.
- 2. Collaborative Arrangements: Provide letters from the collaborators and the director of their institution(s) endorsing this request and the role of each collaborator. Please include contact information including e-mail addresses.
- We should already have all of this in the phase I submittal.
- 3. Bibliography of the literature cited in the project.