Department News

Wilch Discusses Climate Change in Battle Creek Enquirer

Thomas Wilch, professor of geological sciences, Albion College
Professor Thom Wilch, chair of the Albion College Department of Geological Sciences, was featured in an October 4 Battle Creek Enquirer Connections article by Chuck Carlson. "We are all participating in the greatest scientific experiment of all time," Wilch says in the piece. "The greenhouse effect is warming up the earth. We’ve turned up the CO2 ... and we’re seeing what happens.”

Read more... | Professor Tim Lincoln also featured in the Battle Creek Enquirer

Geology Students Go with the Flow in Hawaii

Two Albion College students walk on cooled lava during the 2013 Regional Geology trip to Hawaii.

Two Albion College students walking on cooled lava during the 2013 Regional Geology trip to Hawaii.
"My shoes melted; I don't think they were necessarily made for lava hiking," said Hannah Pankratz, '14, recalling an unexpected event during this summer's Regional Geology class field trip to Hawaii. The class was studying lava flow in Volcanoes National Park, a highlight of the trip.

Havens, '12, Sets Course for Ocean Adventure

Zane Havens, '12

Zane Havens, '12
Zane Havens, '12, is combining his love for the water, the environment, and adventure while serving as a quartermaster for the Hikianalia. Along with its sister vessel, the Hokule’a, the Polynesian voyaging canoe has been restored and is making a 1,000-mile trip around Hawaii with stops at 30 ports through October before departing for Tahiti next year as part of a worldwide voyage.

Geology Student Repeats National Win for Poster Presentation

Aaron Hiday, '13 For the second consecutive year, Aaron Hiday, '13, won a Best Student Poster prize at the Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting, held last month in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national honor society and sponsor of the GSA's undergraduate poster session, presented Hiday with its 2012 National Council Best Poster Award.

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