Elizabeth Thompson 10 Barnes St Apt 5 Providence, RI 02906 (401) 831-9598 Elizabeth_Thompson@brown.edu OBJECTIVE Seeking full time position as a research assistant or lab technician. EDUCATION Sc. B. Geology-Biology GPA: 3.7/4.0 Course of study included: Astronomy Comparative vertebrate anatomy Earth systems history Estuarine oceanography Fossil record AWARDS RECEIVED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Brown University, Providence, RI Geochemistry Inorganic chemistry Insect biology Invertebrate zoology Ocean biogeochemical cycles 2001 Physical geology Physics Plant biology Sedimentation and stratigraphy Structural geology Sigma Xi Honorary Society Associate Member, 2001 DuBois Area High School Valedictorian, 1997 Gel electrophoresis, fossil preparation by acetic acid bath and diamond drills, identification of fossils, dissection of invertebrates and vertebrates, animal handling, maintenance of fruit fly stock cultures, usage of light microscopes and dissection scopes. COMPUTER SKILLS Excel, Kaleidagraph, Harbormaster Pro, Word, LotusWorks. SUMMER JOBS Brown University, Providence, RI 2001 Research Assistant, Micropaleontology Laboratory Classified foraminifera (microfossils) extracted from sediment cores from the South China Sea for isotope analysis. Results of the research are used to determine past changes in monsoon cycles. Brown University, Providence, RI 2000 Undergraduate Teaching Research Assistantship, National Hughes Scholar in the Sciences Worked on Late Triassic sedimentary rocks from Greenland. Removed fossilized teeth from the rock matrix using chemical and physical preparation methods. Identified the teeth based on shape and serrated edges. Correlated the fossils to footprints that were thought to belong to theropod dinosaurs. WORK EXPERIENCE Brown University, Providence, RI 2000-2001 Undergraduate Researcher, Senior independent project Created eight new laboratory exercises for the Fossil Record class. Designed educational packets for each lab exercise. Brown University, Providence, RI Fall 2000 Teaching Assistant, GE 31 Fossil Record Presented introductory lectures to the Fossil Record class before they began the laboratory exercises. Answered students' questions regarding specific fossils during the class. Organized and prepared each lab exercise weekly. Brown University, Providence, RI 1999-2000 Assistant Curator of the Invertebrate Fossil Collection Classified invertebrate fossils and catalogued the specimens into phyla and families. Facilitated lab exercises by assisting the instructor for GE 31, The Fossil Record. INTERESTS Gardening, painting, scientific illustration, weight lifting, extensive international travel, reading science fiction books, volunteering in hospitals, nursing homes, and veterinary clinics. ACTIVITIES Amateur radio operator, Cartoonist for newspaper and science literary magazine, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.