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Science Highlights from VMSG 2016

Dublin, Ireland – The technical program of VMSG 2016 concluded today and I am saturated with new ideas about igneous systems. Abstracts for all of the talks and posters can be found on the VMSG 2016 website.  There were so … Continue reading
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Good things happen at VMSG

Dublin, Ireland – Congratulations to Mary Reinthal (’16) for a successful poster presentation at VMSG 2016! The poster session was everything that it should be. Mary received excellent feedback and advice on her research, met a number of people who … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists in Ireland

Greetings from Dublin! Mary Reinthal (’16) and I are attending the annual conference of the Volcano and Magmatic Studies Group (#VMSG2016) at Trinity College. Volcanologists, petrologists, geochemists, and geophysicists have gathered to share their research on igneous topics ranging from … Continue reading
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A True Liberal Arts Experience

Guest Blogger: Mary Reinthal If you were to poll the campus about their fall break, not many would say that they spent 20 hours over 2 days in an FTIR lab analyzing glass chips for volatile content. But if you … Continue reading
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ICP-MS OSU Adventure

[Guest bloggers: Mary Reinthal and Chloe Wallace] In five days, three Wooster geologists prepped and analyzed over 50 samples, ate tons of food, and learned a lot of science. Okay, maybe not tons of food, but we did eat a … Continue reading
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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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