Geology

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Why Geology at Mac?

Whether studying glacial lakes in Montana, the geochemistry of rocks in Minnesota, or dinosaurs in Madagascar, students in the Macalester Geology Department creatively examine the history and nature of Earth, frequently combining disciplines such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

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    Department News

    Perfect day, great turn out for our Lacuna Bajada end-of-year celebration to honor graduating seniors! The picnic coincided with Ask-A-Geologist Day (aka Mustache Day) on 5 May. Fun, food, and impressive 'staches! 

    Check out Mac Talks with Kelly speaking about glaciers.

    Way to go, Kelly & Kristi! Geology’s two super rock stars were honored.

    2015 graduating seniors shared their Capstone Research on Friday, 10 April in 100 OLRI.  

    Five Geology seniors presented the results of their research at the Keck Geology Consortium meeting 24-26 April 2015 at Union College in Schenechtady, NY.