AHS 492 is the 2-credit ‘course’ that forms part (with AHS 491) of the student ‘capstone’ experience in which they conduct independent research or investigation in a topic area of interest to them, under the guidance of a Faculty Research Advisor. The Faculty Research Advisor is not necessarily the Faculty member ‘teaching’ this course, or the student’s Faculty Advisor, but is the Faculty member with the most appropriate expertise in the topic area selected by the student. Students undertake their research work, present their results in a research talk to the AHS Department, and submit a written research report. The AHS Department encourages students to present their work at the SCSU Student Research Colloquium and/or at other professional conferences.
Dr. Kate Pound
Geology Professor in Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences Department, St. Cloud State University