Laura Guertin

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Dr. Laura Guertin is a Professor of Earth Science at Penn State Brandywine in Media, PA. Her full professional eportfolio ( is available online. She can be reached via email at [email protected].

Photo taken in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Employment and education

  • Professor of Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, Media, PA
  • Ph.D., Marine Geology & Geophysics, University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Virginia Key, FL
  • B.A., Geology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Teaching/Outreach Activities

  • Currently teaching introductory-level courses in geoscience, Earth science, geography, and science/technology/society
  • Blogging for the American Geophysical Union on the AGU Blogosphere at GeoEd Trek, a blog about geoscience education and educational technology

Research Activities

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Sedimentary Research, Sedimentary Geology, Journal of Geoscience Education, Journal of College Science Teaching, Journal of Science Education and Technology, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
  • Grant funding from National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and additional small grant programs

Professional Affiliations

  • Scientific Organizations: American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America (GSA), Sigma Xi
  • Educational Organizations: Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Field Programs and Seminars

I have participated in the following short- and long-term field-based programs for data collection and professional development.

  • Extended field programs in Yellowstone National Park, Jurassic Morrison Dinosaurs (CO/UT), the Florida Keys (FL), and hydrographic surveying in the North Atlantic Ocean (on the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson). International locations include Baja California, Bahamas, Dinosaur Provincial Park, and Iceland.
  • One-day field seminars in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (CO), Folly Beach (SC), Miocene phosphates (FL), Stone Mountain (GA), and a Marcellus shale drill site (PA)

Authored SEG Wiki articles

Testing ground

  1. Sandbox
  2. EARTH 100 Fall 2015 sandbox
  3. Water distribution