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Kar, Aditya

Department: 
Dept of Chemistry / Geology And Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP)
Location: 
245 Miller Science Bldg.
Phone: 
478-825-6844
Email: 
kara@fvsu.edu
Fax: 
478-825-6116

TEACHING
. Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
- Associate Professor of Geology (Fall 1998 - Present)
- Instructor of Geology (Fall 1995 - Spring 1998)
Undergraduate courses taught at FVSU
- Geology (Physical, Historical and Mineralogy);
- Geology for education majors (middle grades);
- Physical Science;
- Physical Science for education majors (middle grades and early childhood);
- Mathematics
Graduate course taught at FVSU
- Environmental Geology
. Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology (2000 - Present)
. School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
- Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant (Fall 1991-1995)
. Dept. of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
- Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant (Fall 1989-1991)
Research:
NASA grant: Enhancing Climate Change Education through online interactive modeling of climate system dynamics coupled with investigations of NASA satellite data (Currently funded: 2010-2013). Total funding for 3 yrs: ~ $50,000.
NSF grant: Collaborative Research: Atlanta Consortium for Research in the Earth Sciences (ACRES): Research experience for Undergrads and Science teachers (2002-2005);
Total: ~$300,000; FVSU: ~$20,000, 2002-2005.
NSF grant: Collaborative Research: Atlanta Consortium for Research in the Earth Sciences (ACRES): Research experience for Undergraduates and Science teachers (1999-2001) ;
Total: ~$250,000; FVSU: ~$15,000, 1999-2001
ExxonMobil Award: Awarded ~$6,000 annually (for past 5 years) in recognition of services to the University and the geology program for field work, travel to conferences, etc. Last Award Spring, 2010.
SUMMER PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
1) Mathematics, Science, & Engineering Academy: Designing 3 summer program and teaching middle and high school students ( 9th, 10th and 11th graders) mathematics and geology for academically talented minorities and women at Fort Valley State University. Taught 1995-Present (2010).
Geologic field trips designed and developed for these programs includes:
- The Grand Canyon, AZ; Harper’s Ferry, VA; Stone Mountain and Providence Canyon, GA.
2) Geology Summer Academy: Designing, developing, and teaching geology program for high school students and teachers at the University of Oklahoma.
CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT
1) Created 3+2 dual degree programs in Math / Chemistry and Geology & Math/Chemistry and Petroleum Engineering between FVSU and University of Texas, Austin (2005), Penn State University (2007), and University of Arkansas (2010).
2) Created 3+2 dual degree programs in Math / Chemistry &Engineering, (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Computer, Industrial). between FVSU and University of Arkansas (2010).

Faculty Bio
Education: 

Ph.D. in Geology, The University of Oklahoma
M.S. in Geology, Virginia Tech

Publications: 

Publications:
On the brink of graduating 100 minority and female STEM scholars: The Cooperative Developmental Energy Program of the Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA. Kar, A. Hodges, J, and Cortez, J. National Society of Black Geologist and Geophysicist Annual Conference, Abstracts with Programs, 2009.
Impact of a VISION: 25 years of Cooperative Developmental Energy Program of the Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA. Kar, A. and Hodges, J. National Society of Black Geologist and Geophysicist Annual Conference, Abstracts with Programs, 2007.
A pipeline to success: recruiting minority and female students in geosciences through a mathematics, science, and engineering academy for middle school and high school students. Kar, A. and Crumbly, I., GSA Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs Vol. 35, No. 6, 2003.
Chemical Analyses indicate correlations of rock units within the Uchee Belt. Hanley, T., and Kar, A., Georgia Journal of Science, vol. 60, 1, 2002.
Mafic clasts with unusual REE patterns in felsic volcanic rocks: evidence of subsolidus alteration of mafic rocks from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., Weaver, B.L., Davidson, J.P., Ghazi, A.M., Eos vol. 82, 47, F1279, 2001.
STUDENT () PUBLICATIONS (under my research guidance)
1. From Vision Victory: Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Developmental Energy Program. Kar, A. et al. National Society of Black Geologist and Geophysicist Annual Conference, Abstracts with Programs, 2009.
2. Journey of a Captured Young Talent, from 8th grade to a B.S. in Geology, to “Vibracoring on the New Jersey Shelf.” Stackhouse, S. and Kar, A. National Society of Black Geologist and Geophysicist Annual Conference, Abstracts with Programs, 2007.
3. Hobbs, B., Cabiles, L., Beville, S., Kar, A., Burnley, P., and Hanley, T.; Constraints On The P-T Path For Uplift Of The Uchee Belt Based On Microthermometry Of Fluid Inclusions In Metamorphic Rock, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2004.
4. Scanlan, M., James, Russell, Bratton, Gregory*, Kar, A., Hanley, T., Burnley, P., Malchow, R., and LaTour, T.; Geochemical And Petrographic Comparison Of Amphibolite And Associated Gneiss From The Phenix City Gneiss In The Uchee Belt Of Western Georgia, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2004.
5. *Leigh, A., *Neurath, R., *Moore, J., * Sample, M., Hanley, T., Kar, A., La Tour, T.E., Burnley, P.C., and Malchow, R., Comparative geochemistry and petrographic analysis of lineated gneiss and meta-aplites from Uchee belt, Georgia: Geological Society of America, Abs. with Prog. Vol. 35, No. 6, 2003
6. Quantitative modeling of a continuously fractionating series of oceanic island basalt to benmoreite rocks from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean: can crystal fractionation cause significant variation in the trace element signature of mafic volcanic rocks? Kar, A., and Weaver, B.L., Geological Society of America, Abs. with Programs, v.32, no.7, 2000.
7. Origin of differentiated volcanic and plutonic rocks from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., Weaver, B., Davidson, J., and Coucci, M., Journal of Petrology 39, 5, 1998.
8. Geochemistry of Ascension Island; extreme fractionation and subsolidus effects. Davidson, J.P., Weaver, B.L., and Kar, A., Oceanic Volcanism Symposium #4, IAVCEI, (Cape Town), 1998.
9. A comprehensive geological, geochemical, and petrogenetic study of hotspot-related oceanic basalt-rhyolite from Ascension Island, S. Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Oklahoma, 1997.
10. The origin of extreme isotope signatures among differentiated rocks from Ascension Island. Weaver, B., Kar, A., Davidson, J., and Colucci, M., Geological Society of America, Abs. with Programs 29, A-89, 1997.
11. Petrogenesis of mafic igneous rocks, Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., Weaver, B., Davidson, J., and Colucci, M., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abs. Prog.s, 76, 46, F698, 1996.
12. Geochemical characteristics of volcanic rocks from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Weaver, B., Kar, A., Davidson, J., and Colucci, M., Geothermics 25, 1996.
13. Open system fractionation processes and the origin of silicic rocks on Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Weaver, B., Kar, A., and Davidson, J., Shallow Level Processes in Ocean Island Magmatism, AGU Chapman Conference Meeting, Tenerif, Canary Islands, Abstracts with Programs, 24, 1996.
14. Contribution of lithospheric components to mafic magmatism on Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Weaver, B., Kar, A., and Davidson, J., Shallow Level Processes in Ocean Island Magmatism, AGU Chapman Conference Meeting, Tenerif, Canary Islands, Abstracts with Programs, 14, 1996.
15. Geochemical characteristics of borehole samples recovered from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., Weaver, B., Davidson, J., and Colucci, M., GSA Annual Meeting, Abs. with Programs, 27, 6, 1995.
16. Reading the Earth’s History. Hogan, J.P., Kar, A., and Gilbert, M.C., GSA Annual Meeting, Abs. with Programs, 27, 6, 1995.
17. Unusual behavior of phosphorus in mafic lavas from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Weaver, B., Kar, A., Davidson, J., and Colucci, M., EOS 76 no. 46: F698, 1995.
18. Geological and geochemical studies of hotspot related oceanic-trachytic series rocks from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Kar, A., and Weaver, B., Oklahoma Geology Notes, 55, 1995.
19. Late Paleozoic migration of basinal fluids in the Basal Cambrian Aquifer, Arbuckle Mountains, Southern Oklahoma. Campbell, T., Bixler, G., Kar, A., and Elmore, R.D., AAPG Abstracts with Programs, 1995.
20. Fluid associated with aquamarine and quartz mineralization in the gem pegmatites at Mt. Antero, Colorado. Kar, A., and Bodnar, R.J., Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 1991.
21. Fluid inclusion and trace element studies of the gem pegmatites of Mt. Antero, Colorado, M. S. Thesis, Kar, A., Virginia Tech, 1991.

Research Interests: 

-Geosciences
-Science Education

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