Honors Projects

The Geology Department at Macalester College is committed to collaborative faculty-student research. To this end, many of our majors complete senior honors theses. A typical thesis-related research experience includes one or more summers of data collection and analysis (often in far-off places such as Crete, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Montana, Madagascar, and even southwestern Minnesota), followed by an oral defense and submission of a thesis to the library. In recent years, our students have conducted projects that focus on structural geology, geochemistry, paleontology, and sedimentology/stratigraphy.

View general requirements to participate in the Honors program

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Past Theses

2013 (View Abstracts)

  • Mitchell Awalt
  • Nikita Avdievitch
  • Marcy Nadel

2012 (View Abstracts)

  • Amy Hillis
  • Jansen Smith
  • Nora Hencir
  • Madeline Marshall
  • Karen Kiser

2011 (View Abstracts)

  • Allison Jacobel
  • Karen Jackson
  • Bradley Andres 
  • Jacqueline Kutvirt
  • Emma Locatelli
  • Deirdre Ratigan

2010 (View Abstracts)

  • Madelyn Mette
  • Jeffery Dobbins
  • Nora Catolico

2009 (View Abstracts)

  • Rachel Murray
  • Hannah Wydeven
  • Alana Bartolai
  • Kenneth Nelson

2008 (View Abstracts)

  • Danny Bowman
  • Robin Canavan
  • Sophia Kast
  • Alexandros Konstantinou
  • Scott Persons
  • Tom Tobin

2006 (View Abstracts)

  • Cara L. Harwood

2005 (View Abstracts)

  • Mara Brady
  • Chris Dwyer
  • Brett Dennis-Duke
  • Josephine Williams
  • Kirsten Fristad

2004 (View Abstracts)

  • Anna Jerve
  • Brady Z. Foreman

2003 (View Abstracts)

  • Michelle M. Casey

2002 (View Abstracts)

  • Jennifer A. Anziano
  • Alexander W. McKiernan
  • Elizabeth A. Hajek

2001 (View Abstracts)

  • Rebecca Terry
  • Travis O. Sandland

2000 (View Abstracts)

  • Joshua Miller