ACE, Agua en Comunidades Experimentales, es un programa de investigación en comunidades de aprendizaje de Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) donde estudiantes y profesores exploran cómo la investigación en temas locales relacionados con el agua puede convertirse en experiencias transformadoras.

El programa Agua en Comunidades Experimentales tiene como metas incrementar tanto las habilidades de los estudiantes como la confianza en sí mismos cuando se trata del tema del agua, y de esta manera propulsarlos en sus carreras académicas. En ACE, buscamos entrenar a una nueva generación de científicos orientados a la protección ambiental para buscar nuevas soluciones a los problemas de contaminación del agua; para aprender cómo la calidad del agua afecta directamente a organismos como las algas, invertebrados, y peces; y para buscar formas de mantener hábitats acuáticos de manera sustentable. Nuestra experiencia de investigación está basada en ecosistemas y problemas locales a los cuales deseamos encontrarles soluciones. De esta forma, estamos comprometidos a tener un gran impacto en nuestra propia comunidad y en nuestro medio ambiente.

Los estudiantes que entran a NEIU en el semestre del Otoño (fall) 2019 son bienvenidos a unirse a nuestro nuevo programa de ACE, el cual juntará 24 estudiantes en su primer año. Los estudiantes trabajarán en colaboración con profesores de STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, y Matemática por sus siglas en inglés) y con diverso personal de apoyo. A través de sesiones de construcción de habilidades, investigación de campo y laboratorio, y entrenamiento personalizado, los estudiantes podrán cultivar sus talentos y afianzar su habilidad de crear su propio camino al éxito personal. En cada año del program, los estudiantes crecerán en su desarrollo académico y profesional a través de desafíos que, progresivamente, incrementarán en complejidad.

Como miembro del programa ACE, podrás:

  1. Hacer investigación paga sobre temas del agua en el medio ambiente con profesores de NEIU.
  2. Acumular créditos aplicables a tu graduación, pagados por el programa ACE.
  3. Colaborar con profesores de Geología, Biología, Ciencias Ambientales y Psicología en NEIU.
  4. Viajar a conferencias y jornadas científicas, pagadas por el programa ACE.
  5. Trabajar en pasantías o prácticas profesionales (internships) pagadas durante el Verano.

Éstos serán tus beneficios si te unes al programa ACE:

  • Cursos pagados por el programa ACE que aplicarán para tu graduación
  • Experiencias en investigación científica remuneradas.
  • Aprendizaje de habilidades académicas invaluables.
  • Ser parte de una comunidades de aprendizaje y apoyo que comparten los mismos objetivos.

Qué se necesita para unirte a ACE en el 2019?

  • Ser un estudiante de primer año en NEIU (empezando el fall 2019).
  • Haber calificado para tomar clases cuyos códigos comienzan con el número cero (“developmental courses” como por ejemplo MATH 091 y ELP 097)
  • Estar interesado en las ciencias (Biología, Geología, Matemáticas, Ciencias Ambientales, Psicología).
  • Ser ciudadano americano o residente permanente.

Aplica ahora al programa ACE!


Contáctanos

Contacto Primario

Dr. Pam Geddes

Correo electrónico: ace@neiu.edu


Funded by National Science Foundation DUE Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program Award 1832421.

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Location 

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625-4699

Primary contact

Dr. Pam Geddes

Email: ace@neiu.edu

 


Staff

Pamela Geddes smiles into the camera in front of a plain background.
Pamela
Geddes
Associate Chair and Associate Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5737
Courses Taught
The Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
Alien Invasions of Chicago (First Year Experience BIO 109A)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Ecology (Writing Intensive Program BIO 305)
Biology Senior Seminar (Capstone BIO 390)
Independent Research in Biology (BIO 392, BIO 393)
Community Ecology (BIO 357*)
Conservation Biology (BIO 453)
Restoration Ecology (BIO 455)
Independent Investigations (BIO 481X)
Research Interests
Ecology and Environmental Science
Education

Ph.D., Ecology, University of Chicago                                           

Post-doc., Ecology, Loyola University Chicago     

M.S., Biology, Florida International University     

B.S., Biology, Florida International University                                      

A.A., Biology, Miami-Dade Community College

Selected Publications

Volesky, L.A., S. Iqbal, J.J. Kelly, and P. Geddes. 2018. Relationships of native and exotic Phragmites australis to wetland ecosystem properties. Wetlands 38(3):577-589. DOI 10.1007/s13157-018-1001-1.

Geddes, P. 2015. Experimental evidence that subsidy quality affects the stability of recipient planktonic communities. Aquatic Sciences 77(4):609-621.

Geddes, P., T. Grancharova, J. J. Kelly, D. Treering, and N. C. Tuchman. 2014. Effects of invasive Typha x glauca on wetland ecosystem properties are influenced by time since invasion. Aquatic Ecology 48:247-258.

Lishawa, S.C., K.J. Jankowski, P. Geddes, D.J. Larkin, A.M. Monks, and N.C. Tuchman. 2014. Denitrification in a Laurentian Great Lakes coastal wetland invaded by hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca). Aquatic Sciences 76:483-495.

Larkin, D. M. Freyman, S. Lishawa, P. Geddes and N.C. Tuchman. 2011. Mechanisms of dominance by the invasive hybrid cattail Typha X glauca. Biological Invasions 14(1):65-77.

Mitchell, M.M, S. Lishawa, P. Geddes, D. Larkin, D. Treering, and N.C. Tuchman. 2011. Time-dependent impacts of cattail invasion in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Wetlands 31:1143-1149.

Additional Information

My research interests focus on two broader themes: 1) Invasive plant species and the mechanisms that underlie successful invasions in wetlands, and 2) Ecological interactions in communities. Under theme No. 1, I’m interested in how plant invasive species’ traits (such as rapid growth, large biomass, large litter deposition, and even genotype) trigger a cascade of effects that span from their interaction with co-occurring native species all the way up to ecosystem-level processes. Within this topic, I am exploring two important wetland plant invaders: cattails (Typha spp.) and common reed (Phragmites spp.). I also combine molecular tools (microsatellite markers) to answer ecological questions, mostly related to the identification of hybridizing invasive plant species. Under theme No. 2, I’m interested in: a) how communities respond to external disturbances (e.g., invaders, pollutants, urbanization), and b) how aquatic communities are fueled, either via primary production, detritus, or external inputs (i.e., spatial subsidies).

BBH 340H
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5737
Office Hours
Please email p-geddes@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Dr. Geddes.
Main Campus
Laura Sanders
Laura
L.
Sanders
Ph.D.
Professor of Earth Science
Earth Science
First Year Experience
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-6051
Expertise
Environmental hydrology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, geoscience pedagogy, aqueous geochemistry.
Courses Taught
Principles of Hydrogeology
Environmental Hydrology
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Muddy Waters: Chicago's Environmental Geology
Introduction to Earth Science
Aqueous Geochemistry
Field Hydrogeology
Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City
Research Interests
Hydrology, with emphasis on hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, and environmental geology. Surface water-ground water interactions, effects of urbanization on streams, wellhead protection area delineation, ground water modeling, and geoscience pedagogy. Supervised 22 M.S. theses and 13 undergraduate research projects.
Education

Ph.D. in Applied Geology, Kent State University

B.S. in Geology, Allegheny College

5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-6051
Office Hours
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Main Campus
Jean Hemzacek
Jean
M.
Hemzacek
Senior Instructor
Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-6056
Courses Taught
ESCI 121 Introduction to Earth Science
ESCI 123 Environmental Geology
ESCI 306 Rocks & Minerals
ESCI 310 Geology of the Chicago Region
ESCI 311 Mineralogy
ESCI 315 Glacial Geology
ESCI 319 Petrology
ESCI 329 Soil Science
ESCI 411 Clay Mineralogy
ESCI 109 Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City
Research Interests
Applied Clay Mineralogy, Soil Science, Glacial Geology, Forensic Geology
Education

(Ph.D. ABD, Indiana University)

M.S. Geology/Geochemistry, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Geology, Northern Illinois University

BBH 225F
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-6056
Office Hours
See website: http://homepages.neiu.edu/~jmhemzac/homepage.htm
Main Campus
Dr. Voglesonger measures water quality parameters at Gompers Park.
Kenneth
M.
Voglesonger
Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Student Center for Science Engagement
Earth Science
Student Center for Science Engagement
College of Arts and Sciences
Other Academic Areas
Phone
(773) 442-6053
Expertise
Aqueous Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Life in Extreme Environments, Environmental Geology
Courses Taught
ESCI 123 Environmental Geology
ESCI 109W Muddy Waters: Chicago's Environmental Geology
ESCI 207 Global Climate and Weather
ESCI 306 Rocks and Minerals
ESCI 311 Mineralogy
ESCI 327 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
ZHON 194 Honors Introduction to the Sciences
Research Interests
Aqueous Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Life in Extreme Environments, Environmental Geology
Education

Ph.D. Arizona State University

B.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook

BBH 225E
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-6053
Office Hours
N/A
Main Campus
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Shannon
Saszik
Associate Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5839
Expertise
Neuropsychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
Human Perception
Visual Neuroscience
Physiological Psychology
Physiological Lab
Research Interests
My research interests focus on examination of the processing of visual stimuli through parallel pathways in the retina, and ultimately how that processing relates to perception. At the first synapse in the retina, visual information is segregated into parallel streams. Each photoreceptor contacts a unique complement of bipolar cells, of which there are ten to twelve different types depending on the species. My long-term goal is to understand the relationship between specific visual pathways in the retina and the distinct types of retinal neurons involved in the various circuits, and then ultimately how these circuits impact outcome visual behaviors.
Education

PhD

Bernard Brommel Hall 307 B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5839
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Maureen Erber
Maureen
W.
Erber
Dr.
Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5843
Expertise
Social Psychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
First year Experience: Psychology
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Psychology Lab
Theories of Intimate Relationships
Research Interests
Trust and Fairness, Intimate Relationships, Stereotype application, and Counterfactual thinking about death
Education

M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. University of Hawaii

Selected Publications

Erber, M.W. & Erber, R.  (2001). The role of motivated social cognition in the regulation of affective states.  In J.P. Forgas, Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Erlbaum.

Erber, R. & Erber, M.W.  (2010).  Intimate Relationships:  Issues, theories, and research, 2nd ed.  Boston:  Allyn & Bacon.

BBH 313 C
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5843
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 2-3:30 p.m. Friday noon-1 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus