Science Education

Byron Straw

Byron Straw

Byron Straw

Earth Science

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-2470
Office
Ross Hall 3235C
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Earth Science
Campus Box 100
Greeley, CO 80639

Education

M.A. University of Northern Colorado, 2010, Geology

B.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania Earth Science, 1999, Geology

Professional/Academic Experience

Courses taught

Research/Areas of Interest

Late Quaternary glacial geomorphology, Holocene/Pleistocene climate reconstruction, sub-surface geophysical investigation, geoarchaeology, soils, hydrogeology, volcanic geology, geomorphology, and science education.

Publications/Creative Works

Straw, B.M., 2011, The science of natural disasters, in Proceedings, Library of Congress, Teaching with Primary Resources, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Straw, B.M., 2010, Glacial and periglacial deposits of the Lake of the Clouds Cirque, Never Summer Mountains, Colorado [Master's thesis]: Greeley, University of Northern Colorado, p. 89.

Straw, B.M., and Hopkins, K.H.,2010, Glacial and periglacial deposits of the Lake of the Clouds Cirque, Never Summer Mountains, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.42, no.3, p. 49.

Straw, B.M., 2010, Assessment of Latest Glacial and Postglacial Deposits in Lake of the Clouds Cirque, Never Summer Mountains, Colorado, in Proceedings, Research Conference Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Estes Park Municipal Building, Town Board Room, Estes Park, Colorado, p. 4.

Straw, B.M., 2009, Glacial and Periglacial Deposits of the Lake of the Clouds Cirque, Never Summer Mountains, Colorado, in Proceedings, Colorado Scientific Society, Colorado School of Mines, Department of geology and geological sciences, Golden, Colorado.

Funded Projects:

August 2012, Grant funded by National Science Foundation and University of Northern Colorado w/ P.I. Dr. Andrew Greekmore, co-authored grant proposal, Grant funds totaling $110,000 from National Science Foundation with cost match of $47,000 from University of Northern Colorado.  Acquired sub-surface investigation equipment for the University of Northern Colorado.

March, 2009, Travel grant funded by the Geological Society of America, $400.

December, 2007, Grant funded by American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Glacial research in the Never Summer Mountains, Colorado, $4,000.