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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

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

    Charlie Andrews, Geologist-in-Residence at Carleton College presented a talk entitled, "What happens to Science in the Courtroom - Perspective from a Groundwater Expert." 

    Pat O’Connor, Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience at Ohio University, presented some of his current research on the rocks and fossils in the Rukwa Basin of Tanzania.

    At the Alumni Extravaganza in October 2014, scores of Geology alumni gathered outside the Geology Department offices with current students and faculty to chat and enjoy some refreshments.