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

    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. 

    For the eleventh year in a row, hardcore geologists ate grilled meat, threw hammers, and predicted the frigid single-digit temperature outdoors for fun at the Midwinter Jökuhlhaup 2014!