Faculty Focus: Alan Chapman, Geology
Rock of the Week or a trip to the Midcontinent Rift are just two ways Professor Alan Chapman's students investigate geology.
Diala Abboud learned about volcanoes by analyzing xenoliths, rocks inside other rocks.
Warming Up to Winter
Instead of seeing frosty days as a liability, the Macalester community embraces the cold and snowy.
This is the second year that professors and students at Macalester have studied freshwater mussels. What researchers learn about their stress levels has implications for river health.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
While studying abroad, geology major Sarah Jonathan ’16 did field research for Chile’s national parks.
Research Led by Macalester Professor Kristi Curry Rogers Reveals New Insights into the Lives of Baby Dinosaurs
Research led by Macalester College Professor Kristi Curry Rogers published in "Science" sheds the first light on the life of a baby Rapetosaurus, whose 67-million-year-old fossil bones were found in Madagascar.
Tales of a Baby Dinosaur
Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.
Studying in other countries was enriching in multiple ways for two Macalester student-athletes.
At the Feet of Dinosaurs
Patrick Sullivan’s study of fossils reveals information about creatures that inhabited a Montana swamp 75 million years ago.
What Mussels Tell
Geology major Molly Guiney snorkeled in Minnesota rivers in pursuit of Plain Pocketbooks and White Heelsplitters—mussels that are indicators of river health.
A team, made of faculty and students, researches the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
National Parks Intern
Intern Olivia Nelson worked on water quality issues at Coldwater Spring, a nearby national park on the Mississippi River.
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.
Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students, and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.
Research at 15,000 Feet
Alia Payne ’15 studied the effects of climate change on glaciers high in the Peruvian Andes.