Science of the Comstock - About Us
The team picture shows four of the five of us on a field trip to the top of Mount Davidson above Virginia City. From left to right: Collette Craig, Beth Price, John Fuetsch, and Lindsay Craig. Jon Price couldn't come on the field trip, so his photo is added on.
Collette Craig is from Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a major in geology. She worked for a time as a geologist in Nevada before returning to the University of Utah for majors in education and math. She is now working at Reed HS, in Sparks, Nevada, teaching Physics, AP Physics and freshman Integrated Science. Next summer she and her sister plan to go to Italy to ride their bikes in Tuscany.
Beth Price trained first as a chemist with B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Beth started teaching 9 years ago and has taught elementary school and college; she starts teaching in middle school science this (1999-2000) school year. She is active in promoting science education and incorporating the use of the computer in the classroom. She enjoys the application of science, especially chemistry, in everyday life. She is particularly interested in fibers and applies chemistry in a general way to the dyeing of fibers.
John Fuetsch, computer consultant, is an active participant in the Washoe County School District and has attended school for 11 years and counting. He has done ThinkQuest projects twice previously and was intrigued by the prospect of working with teachers. He knew most of the team beforehand so he was working with friends, which made the experience all the more interesting. The team managed to pull off an ambitious goal even when members of the team were in different states, or even countries. Extensively using email and Instant Messenging was the only way to make it work. John plans to become a Web developer, and his experiences with ThinkQuest have greatly enhanced his knowledge.
Lindsay Craig got his B.S. from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1982. Up to 1997 he was an exploration geologist and discovered or helped to discover over 1.5 million ounces of gold, of which most has now been mined. He likes to kayak and enjoys teaching his son about the world. He is working toward a masters degree in physical science and has just gained a teaching license for physical science in the state of Nevada. He is currently a subsititute teacher for Washoe County.
Jon Price is still a geologist with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and a faculty member of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon earned his B.A. in geology and German at Lehigh University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geolgy at the University of California, Berkeley. He loves to "read the rocks" to discover the relations between the rocks, ore deposits, and the features of the area. He is trying to raise people's awareness of the role Earth Science plays in everyday life and so has taken on the challenge of helping educators.