A Cal State Fullerton geology graduate student was selected for the “Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award” by a national teaching association, according to a press release.
Kelly Ferguson, who serves as a teaching assistant for physical geology, surface processes and hydrology, was given the award by the National Association of Geoscience teachers.
“My goal when I teach is to inspire students to look more closely at the landscape around them, to get out in nature and to ask questions,” Ferguson said in the press release.
Ferguson has been working with her faculty mentor Phillip Armstrong on research on rock dating methods, specifically in southern Alaska. The research involves the speed of rocks over millions of years as they travel from the center of the Earth outward.
Ferguson credited her geology faculty members for their support and understanding. She is one of four that have been awarded this year.