The Physical Science of Volcanoes in New Zealand 2018
to the Physical Science of Volcanoes in New Zealand 2018 website. This
course will be a CentreTerm course for January 2018 and is limited to
Centre College students. The links above will take you to the
course description, the preliminary costs of the course and physical
and academic requirements, an intinerary, some other things you can do
in New Zealand and an in-depth travel guide for some of the places we
will visit. Kerry Paumi (238-5324 firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joe Workman (238-5415 email@example.com)
will be the instructors for the course.
New Zealand is a great place to study volcanoes for
a number of reasons. You will see three very different types of
volcanoes all within a six-hour driving radius. There are other
geothermal phenomena like hot springs and geysers that you will also
study. January in New Zealand is their summer and the weather will be
in the 70's and 80's with little humidity. The people are very
friendly, the non-volcano scenery is also beautiful, and the food
(especially seafood and lamb) is excellent. There is a huge variety of
adventure activities which you can do in your spare time. In 2016,
students went skydiving, bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, and
mountain bike riding.
arrangements will be set up so that you can go to New Zealand before
the class starts and/or stay in New Zealand for a week after the class
is over. In 2016, 13 students went four days early and 31 stayed for 8 days after
the end of the class. The costs will be slightly different for the
different options and you will have to pay all extra costs (lodging and
vehicle rental for instance) for the non-class days.
sessions will held on November 27 and December 3 at 7:45 pm in Young
101 (these information sessions are immediately after the general study
Approximately 34 students will be selected for the course. The priority for selection will probably be:
- Rising seniors who have not studied abroad (and who are not planning to do so in Fall/Spring 2017/2018)
- Rising juniors who have not studied abroad (and who are not planning to do so in Fall/Spring 2017/2018)
- Rising seniors/juniors with one study abroad experience, rising sophomores
- Rising seniors/juniors with multiple study abroad experiences
Please keep in mind that
just because you are in one of the top priority groups does not mean
you are guaranteed to be part of this course. Similarly, a student in a
lower priority group could still be part of this course. No preference
will be given to science or non-science majors. GPA will be a selection
factor. Students with significant academic infractions (like
plagiarism) or social infractions (especially related to drugs or
alcohol) may be rejected. Physical fitness is also a requirement.
Students interested in the course need to contact Dr. Paumi or Dr.
Workman and you must complete the following initial application:
We need some more information from you in order to start the selection process. Pay attention to these directions!
Please send us (Dr. Paumi and Dr. Workman) an email by 4 pm on February 1 which has the following information:
Year (second, third or fourth) you will be in January 2014. Do NOT base your year on credit hours.
Major(s) (or potential major or undecided if you have not selected one yet).
What physical science
course you have taken (or are planning to take) in order to fulfill the
pre-requisite which is one course from CHE 117, 131, or 135, NSC 110 or
140, PHY 110, 210, or 170
GPA (3 digits only)
Priority group (1, 2, 3, 4)
Write a formal essay
(400 word maximum) about how this course fits your academic needs
and/or career goals and what contributions you will make to the course
and its other participants. Please pay attention to what we are asking
for. Please write the essay in the email, do not have it as an
Priority group 4
I want to take this course because it will be really great for my career as a structural engineer. (up to 381 words left)
we have this information we will begin the selection process. We hope
to have the final list by March 1. We will be doing background checks
with Student Life and Public Safety before approving any student. The
first deposit of $200 will be due on March 14. We will have a wait list
in case students cancel their participation. You should keep in mind
that there are other CentreTerm study abroad courses and you might want
to investigate them.
Paumi and Dr. Workman will be making final decisions about dates and
the itinerary at some point in the spring/summer of 2017.
Keith Dunn lecturing about lava flows with the class sitting on a lava flow on Rangitoto Island in the Auckland Harbor