Tales of a Baby Dinosaur
Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.
At the Feet of Dinosaurs
Patrick Sullivan’s study of fossils reveals information about creatures that inhabited a Montana swamp 75 million years ago.
What Mussels Tell
Geology major Molly Guiney snorkeled in Minnesota rivers in pursuit of Plain Pocketbooks and White Heelsplitters—mussels that are indicators of river health.
A faculty-and-student team evaluates the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
National Parks Intern
Intern Olivia Nelson worked on water quality issues at Coldwater Spring, a nearby national park on the Mississippi River.
Clues from Antarctica
As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.
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.