EXTRA CREDIT opportunity for Earth History students:
On May 28, 2013, I will offer an extra credit opportunity in the form of a quiz. The quiz is centered on a recently published article in the journal EARTH.
A few scientists think that fragments of an old tectonic plate, called the Farallon Plate, might still exist underneath California, and might exert a role in the tectonic and volcanic activity occurring in our state. This topic connects directly to some of the concepts we have seen during this semester, and is related to the place where we all live.
You can find a .pdf of this article here. I am also preparing a simple study guide that will be available starting May 22, 2013.
GEOLOGY TALKS in the Los Angeles area scientific community:
CALTECH (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena) UCLA (University of California Los Angeles, West Los Angeles) USC (University of Southern California, downtown Los Angeles) UCR (University of California, Riverside)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) offer several opportunities for students,
Many students from all over the country have successfully participated in these projects.