Undergraduate research focus of virtual alumni panel

Students working in geology lab.

Miami University Regionals faculty work with students not only in the classroom but in the lab, in the field, and on special projects to train them for the jobs of the changing economy. 

“Students who engage in research and field projects learn more and make connections with other students and professionals in the field,” shared Dr. Mark Krekeler, associate professor of geology. “This creates a network to help them get in-demand jobs or further their education through professional schools or graduate schools.”

During a virtual panel discussion, Miami University Regionals alumni will share their unique in field experiences and how these opportunities prepared them for their current career or graduate school on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. 

Justin Huling is an alumnus who will discuss how classwork and undergraduate research prepared him for a career in the geotechnical industry and how his career has evolved. Justin is a Marine and began his education after serving.

Claudia Dawson is an alumna who did extensive undergraduate research with Dr. Mark Krekeler, winning several awards. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Baylor University related to water resources.

Matthew Dietrich is an alumnus whose coursework and research led him to pursue a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University investigating arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. His recent research on pollution in Middletown has been cited extensively.

Advance registration is required.

For more information contact the Admission team at (513) 785-3111.