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How thick was the ice?

AMHERST, MA – Our Keck project studying the construction of a glaciovolcanic ridge in southwest Iceland is in full swing and our students are hard at work on their research. You may remember that we traveled to Iceland this summer to … Continue reading
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Last Wooster Geologist Presentation at #GSA2016

Denver, CO – The honor of the last presentation at #GSA2016 goes to Amineh AlBashaireh (’18), who has a poster on her summer work at Black Mountain in San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Wooster Geologists, on another successful GSA meeting!   Continue reading

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Association for Women Geoscientists Breakfast at #GSA2016

Denver, CO – The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) held their annual breakfast at #GSA2016, where they recognized those people who make exceptional contributions to their mission. AWG seeks to encourage the participation of women in the geosciences, exchange information (technical, … Continue reading
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Keck GSA Abstracts

Wooster, OH – The summer portion of the Keck Iceland project is officially over, but our research isn’t finished. We’ll be working together throughout the academic year and will synthesize our final results at the Keck Symposium at Wesleyan University in April … Continue reading
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Black Mountain GSA Abstract

Wooster, OH – If you’ve been following our summer research adventures, you know that Amineh AlBashaireh (’18) has been hard at work studying the compositions of soils around abandoned mines in Black Mountain Open Space Park in San Diego, CA. She … Continue reading
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Keck Iceland takes over the Wooster Lab

Wooster, OH – Keck Iceland 2016 by the numbers: Scientists in Keck Iceland: 10 Time in the field: 14 days Pillows described in detail: >40 Samples collected: 71 Structural measurements made: 94 Photos taken: >2000 GPS data recorded: ridiculous With a few … Continue reading
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Keck Students Doing Rock Hard Research

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18)               Continue reading

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The Sulfur Saga

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A Journey to the Land of Basalt

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18)   Vesicles and phenocrysts are great characteristics to help differentiate pillow units. The large white dots are plagioclase phenocrysts and the yellow to green dots are inclusions of olivine.       Continue reading

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An Experience and an Upset

Reykjavik, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18) Carl-Lars Engen (Beloit ’17), among thousands of Islanders gathered in the capital, Reykjavik. Fans were cheering on the national team in the Euro Cup round of 16 against England. We were fortunate enough to … Continue reading
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