Natalie Bursztyn



CHCB 367


PhD Geomorphology & Geoscience Education - Utah State University 2015

MS Geological Engineering (Mineral and Energy Exploration) - Queen's University 2005

Courses Taught

ERTH 101

ERTH 103

Geo 202

Geo 491

Geo 590


Gutierrez, J.M., Akciz, S.O., Bursztyn, N., Nichols, K., Thurmond, J., 2022. Testing the Efficacy of 3D-printed Geologic Models as Tools for Fostering Spatial Visualization Abilities: International Geology Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2022.2084647

Bursztyn, N., Sajjadi, P., Riegel, H., Huang, J., Wallgrun, J.O., Zhao, J., Masters, B., and Klippel, A., 2022. Virtual Strike and Dip – Advancing Inclusive and Accessible Field Geology: Geoscience Communication 5:29–53, doi: 10.5194/gc-5-29-2022

Bursztyn, N., Riegel, H., Sajjadi, P., Masters, B., Zhao, J., Huang, J., Bagher, M., Wallgrun, J., and Klippel, A., 2021. Fostering Geological Thinking Through Virtual Strike and Dip Measurements. 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), pp. 303-308, doi: 10.1109/VRW52623.2021.00061.

Bursztyn, N., 2020. From Grand Canyon to Yosemite: Lessons learned from the development and assessment of digital geoscience field trips for mobile smart devices: Parks Stewardship Forum 36(2):214-245, doi: 10.5070/P536248268.

Bursztyn, N., Goode, R., and McDonough, C., 2020. “I felt like a scientist” undergraduate student perceptions of learning geoscience using mobile virtual field trips, in Thompson, J.L., Houseal, A. & Cook, A. (Eds.). America's largest classroom: What we learn from our National Parks. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. P. 151-166.

Jackson, D., Kaveh, H., Victoria, J., Walker, A., and Bursztyn, N., 2019. Integrating an augmented reality sandbox challenge activity into a large-enrollment introductory geoscience lab for nonmajors produces no learning gains: Journal of Geoscience Education, 67(3):237-248, doi:10.1080/10899995.2019.1583786

Gutierrez, J.A. and Bursztyn, N., 2019. Yosemite the story of ice: design of a virtual and augmented reality field trip through Yosemite National Park, in Singh, A.D., Shriram, R., Robeck, E., Nkwenti, M.N., & Sharma, B. (Eds.) Cases on smart learning environments. P. 1-16.

Bursztyn, N., Shelton, B., Walker, A., and Pederson, J., 2017. Increasing undergraduate interest to learn geoscience with GPS-based, augmented reality field trips on students’ own smartphones: GSA Today, 27(5):4-11.

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A., Shelton, B., and Pederson, J., 2017. Assessment of student learning using augmented reality Grand Canyon field trips for mobile smart-devices: Geosphere, 13(2):1–9, doi:10.1130/GES01404.1.

Bursztyn N., Pederson J.L., Tressler C., Mackley R.D., and Mitchell K.J., 2015. Rock strength along a fluvial transect of the Colorado Plateau –quantifying a fundamental control in geomorphology: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 429:90-100.

Bursztyn, N., Pederson J., Shelton, B., Walker, A. and Campbell, T., 2015. Universally accessible virtual geology field trips utilizing geo-referenced mobile game technology: International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 3(2):93-100.

Bursztyn, N. and Olivo, G.R., 2010. Hydrothermal platinum-group element and gold mineralization at the McBratney occurrence, Flin Flon Greenstone Belt, Manitoba, Canada: Economic Geology, 105(8): 1469-1490.