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Hands On Research

Undergrads setting up hydrological measurements, photo by Dr. Waddington

Undergraduates are already benefitting from research in the west campus that will expand once the McMarsh project is a reality. These students are working at a site where the springs are discharging that would eventually feed McMarsh. Professor Mike Waddington is a key member of the McMarsh team, and his expanded engagement with this project has him creating a brand new course titled "Field techniques in Hydrology" starting in September.

These are exciting times of major changes for McMaster as we revalue land use, from excess parking to rehabilitation of natural lands with a hands-on teaching and research component that enhances the learning environment of the campus.

There's already a lot more activity in Lot M with several classes from McMaster engaging with the site as an opportunity to further educational goals across disciplines. Courses doing work in the area include Integrated Science ISCI 1A24, ISCI 2A18, ISCI 3A12, Environmental Science 3B03, 4B03, Engineering MEng, Biology 3EP3, ART 2ER3, English and Cultural Studies 4DD3, and more.

See also:
http://restorecootes.blogspot.ca/2014/01/research-roundup.html
http://restorecootes.blogspot.ca/2013/11/student-research-reducing-parking.html
http://restorecootes.blogspot.ca/2013/10/forward-with-mcmarsh.html
http://restorecootes.blogspot.ca/2013/01/forward-with-integrity.html
http://prezi.com/h0uam4f60rjb/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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