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.
Reef Diving in Belize
Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.
Rocks Tell the Story
In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.
Geology in Glacier Park
At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.
We don’t know of another place where we could work with such an important collection of one-of-a-kind dinosaur bones or have ready access to such technology.
Geology Field Trip to Iowa
A dozen geology students dug up thousands of Devonian era fossils—and made an especially exciting find.
Dinosaur bone is largest osteoderm ever found
What more can we learn about long-necked dinosaurs that we don’t already know? A Macalester professor and her colleagues have found that Madagascar dinosaurs carried giant, hollow bones in their skin that may have helped them survive the harsh environments they inhabited. This discovery has shed new light on the anatomy and function of these bones in the biggest animals to ever walk on land.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole,and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
Karen Jackson '11 spend a summer at Macalester's Ordway Field Station researching the dam's role in sedimentation for her senior honors thesis.
Two Macalester Students Win Goldwater Scholarships
Madeline Marshall '12, a junior from Hayward, Wis., and Colin Jarvis ‘13, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn., have received Goldwater Scholarships which are awarded to students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Allison Jacobel in New Zealand
Returning to New Zealand had been a dream of mine since I first fell in love with the country when I visited with my family in 1997. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to study abroad, the country was an obvious first choice. As a geology major with a minor in environmental studies, I knew New Zealand’s diverse landscapes would provide the perfect setting in which to continue my studies and indulge in my love of backpacking (or tramping as it’s called in NZ).
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