Our weekly departmental TEA is held on Wednesdays at 3 PM in alternating ends of the OLRI first floor atrium this year. See you then!
The Minnesota Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) is pleased to announce our 2016 Scholarship winner: Glen J. Hartford, Jr. a geology major at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Glen’s professors and teammates have high praise for his leadership, academic knowledge, excellent character, and his “immense passion for rocks as well as people.” Glen is a starting football player and a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Glen intends to use the $1,000 towards a geology field camp registration this summer.
Temperatures hovered around a cool 20 degrees Fahrenheit for the Geology Department’s Thirteenth Annual Mid-Winter Jökulhlaup (Icelandic for BBQ). Geology students braved the cold to chow down and compete in the “rock hammer throw” contest.
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Macalester Geology at GSA 2016, Denver, Colorado – a few photos from the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, including two alums and one current student at their posters, and some shots of the Mac Geo alumni get together at City O’ City in downtown Denver
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Jansen Smith (Mac geology and biology major, '12), currently a PhD candidate at Cornell University, visited the department in September to present his research on conservation paleobiology. He introduced the field to current students in Paleobiology (GEOL 300), presented some research highlights from his work in Mexico, and also met with majors at the Groveland Tap. He is one among several recent geology graduates pursuing projects that relate to conservation paleobiology. Read Jansen's paper on his research about dead clams in the Colorado River.
Later this fall another alum (Josh Miller, '00) will bring his adventures with conservation paleobiology to the department.
The Class of 2016 presented their Senior Capstones on Friday, 15 April 2016.