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Team Utah 2015

Guest bloggers: Julia Franceschi and Mary Reinthal What do you get when you have zero cloud coverage, 90-degree heat, and a desert? Aside from the start of a bad joke, you get a snippet of the College of Wooster geology’s … Continue reading
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Classifying the unknown: the lunar edition

New York, NY – [Guest Blogger Annette Hilton] This summer I have the privilege of working and living in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History. I, along with several other students, have the opportunity to work … Continue reading
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Inspiring young female scientists through B-WISER

Wooster, OH – [Guest bloggers Chloe Wallace and Mary Reinthal] When thinking about geology, people tend to think first about rocks. We do love our rocks, preferably pillow basalts, but when Wooster’s campus hosted hundreds of young women science enthusiasts, … Continue reading
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Flipping the Classroom with Meteorite Impacts

Our introductory courses don’t have labs, but that doesn’t stop our students from having hands-on experiences. Today, students in the Geology of Natural Hazards investigated the relationship between impact craters and projectile properties (size, mass, velocity) by experimenting with a tray of … Continue reading
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For Our Wooster Family

Here’s a photo of a peaceful sunrise at the Desert Studies Center to let our WOODS friends know that our thoughts are with them.   Continue reading

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The Bear Post

One of the wonderful benefits of working in the wilderness is the potential for interaction with wildlife. Sometimes, we’re entertained by energetic jackrabbits. Sometimes, camels eat our lunch. Always, we keep safety at the forefront. The British Columbia team was … Continue reading
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Another Perspective on British Columbia

Guest blogger: Liz Plascencia 15 days. 22 bears. 4 bald eagles. 47 rock samples. Wow. What a trip. I, a native Los Angeles city dwelling kid, have had the utmost pleasure of accompanying such a dynamic and energetic team of … Continue reading
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Returned from British Columbia

Bears = 22 Bald Eagles = 4 Wolves = 2 Stone Mountain Sheep = 4 Marmots = Too many Helicopter Rides = 2 Impromptu Trip to Hyder, AK = 1 Samples Collected = 47 Successful Trip? Most definitely Fieldwork in … Continue reading
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Going off the Grid for Pillow Lavas

Tatogga Lake, British Columbia – We’ve been traveling for four days and have finally arrived at our destination: Tatogga Lake. Tomorrow, we’ll be traveling by helicopter to our field site. It’s the first helicopter ride for most of us and … Continue reading
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Pillows, and Dikes, and Bears. Oh My!

Guest Bloggers: Mary Reinthal, Julia Franceschi, and Liz Plascencia Greetings from Smithers, British Columbia! It is day three on the road and we are less then 2 days away from arriving at our field site – Pillow Ridge here we … Continue reading
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