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Wooster undergraduate researchers expand their professional networks with cross-college collaboration

Carlisle, PA – Our geochemistry research team spent this week at Dickinson College. They worked closely with Dr. Ben Edwards and Rob Dean (technician) to learn how to use the instrument. As with any new technique, it took a few … Continue reading
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Wooster and Dickinson students team up for geochemistry research

[Wooster, OH] – A team of students from Wooster and Dickinson are working together on geochemistry research this summer. We’re using the compositions of Earth materials to understand geologic processes. Our main goal is to study the formation of volcanic … Continue reading
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Advice from a Grad Student

I caught up with Wooster Geologist Clara Deck (’17) at the AGU meeting in December. Clara is a grad student who has been doing exciting research on glaciers. I asked her to tell us a little about her research and … Continue reading
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#GSA2017 Wrap Up

It’s hard to believe that we were at the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington just last week. Once again, the Wooster Geologists had a strong showing.   Continue reading

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Jesse Davenport (’11) Returns to GeoClub

Wooster, OH – GeoClub met for the first time in the 2017-2018 academic year, allowing us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. It was our good fortune to host a special guest, Jesse Davenport, a 2011 … Continue reading
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High-Temperature Geochemistry in Action

WOOSTER, OH – Over the last couple of weeks, our Keck Geology Team Utah has been hard at work in the College of Wooster Geology labs. We collected a dozen samples from Ice Springs Volcanic Field in the Black Rock … Continue reading
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Exploring the Geosciences at Zion National Park

Zion National Park – Dr. Wiles and I are directing a 5-week undergraduate research project through the Keck Geology Consortium‘s Gateway Program. The Gateway Program has two goals: engage the students in an authentic research experience while exploring the intersections between … Continue reading
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The conclusion of an excellent field season

Guest Bloggers: Addison Thompson (’20, Pitzer College), Pa Nhia Moua (’20, Carleton College), and Sam Patzkowsky (’20, Franklin and Marshall) write about our last day of field work 6.26.17  Despite the often inhospitable conditions of the Black Rock Desert, the … Continue reading
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Team Utah Takes to the Field

Guest Blogger: Addison Thompson (’20, Pitzer College) writes about our first 3 days of field work. 6.23.17 For the Utah group, the first day in the field was daunting yet rewarding as our intrepid group of young geologists made themselves … Continue reading
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A Strong Start to the 2017 Keck Gateway Project

Guest Blogger: Addison Thompson (’20 Pitzer College and Team Keck Member) Amid our first official day at the College of Wooster, spirits were high as we embarked on the five week Keck Gateway Project.  The Gateway Project encompasses two different … Continue reading
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