Department News

Meagan Bosket '09 awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

On April 8, 2011, the National Science Foundation announced that Meagan Bosket '09 was awarded a  three-year NSF Graduate Fellowship to support her Ph.D. research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Eleven Geology students to conduct research with faculty in summer 2011

Eleven current sophomore and junior Geology students will be collaborating with departmental faculty this summer as part of the college's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA) program.  This is the highest participation level in department history.  The students will receive stipends for the 10-week research season.

Students and Faculty Attend 2011 GSA Meeting in Pittsburgh

Six Geology and Earth Science majors presented their undergraduate research at the  Northeastern/North-Central Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Pittsburgh, March 20-22, 2011. The students were accompanied by Assistant Professor Carrie Menold, Professor Thom Wilch and Professor Emeritus Larry Taylor.

2010 Regional Geology Trip to the Appalachians

Professors Bill Bartels, Carrie Menold, and Mick McRivette along with 18 students spent eight days and visited approximately 40 outcrops and locations. Many geology stops were made in the Valley and Ridge of Pennsylvania, the Rift Basins of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the Coastal Plain of New Jersey.

The class also examined the ancient bedrock of Manhattan Island in New York City. Geological and cultural stops were made at Gettysburg Battlefield, the site of the Great Johnstown Flood, and Lehigh Gap. Collecting stops were made at Big Brook for fossil shark teeth, Franklin Mineral Mines for fluorescent minerals, and Sandy Hook State Park for modern sea shells. (Click here to see College news story about the trip.)

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