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SF high school students share research with scientists at Moscone West



Susan Arthur
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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SFSU budding geoscientists attend yearly American Geophysical Union meeting

For the first time, San Francisco high school students will present and discuss their research findings at the annual fall meeting of the prestigious American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.

Students from San Francisco State University's SF ROCKS (Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science) program will present scientific posters at the conference which draws 10,000 scientists from around the world.

"This is the first time that AGU has invited high school students to attend," said Lisa White, SFSU geology professor and director of SF ROCKS, a program that aims to increase the number of students of color who study geosciences at SFSU. "We’re thrilled to give them the opportunity to rub elbows with top scientists."

The four posters are entitled:

  • "Does Geothermal Energy Production Cause Earthquakes in the Geysers Region of Northern California?"
  • "Sediment Distribution in Central San Francisco Bay in the Vicinity of Racoon Strait"
  • "Water Quality Analysis of San Francisco’s Yosemite Creek Watershed"
  • "Comparison of Five Weather Forecast Methods at Four California Locations"

Fourteen 10th graders from San Francisco's Philip and Sala Burton Academic High School present scientific posters.

1:30-3:30 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003. Poster Session ED42A, Numbers 1202-1205

American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting, Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., 2nd Floor, Poster Session ED42A, Numbers 1202-1205, San Francisco. For credentials visit the AGU press room in room 2021 or call 415-348-4440.


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