Category Archives: ScotBlogs Contributed

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A large trepostome bryozoan on a nautiloid conch (Upper Ordovician of northern Kentucky)

This massive trepostome bryozoan, a solid lump of biogenic calcite, was collected earlier this week on the latest Team Cincinnati field expedition into the treasure-filled Upper Ordovician underlying and surrounding that city. Wooster students Matt Shearer, Luke Kosowatz and I … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A large trepostome bryozoan on a nautiloid conch (Upper Ordovician of northern Kentucky)

Team Cincinnati heads home ahead of the storm (via Serpent Mound)

Wooster, Ohio — Matthew, Mark and Luke (if only we had a John!) left the field a day early, hightailing it from Maysville, Kentucky, to Wooster today before a large storm system brought snow, ice and freezing rain (delightfully called … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Team Cincinnati heads home ahead of the storm (via Serpent Mound)

Team Cincinnati moves into Kentucky for additional fieldwork

Maysville, Kentucky — It was another frigid morning under the clear, pitiless skies of the Cincinnati region, but Luke Kosowatz (’17) was in good spirits. He is collecting at our first stop of the day: an exposure of the Bellevue … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Team Cincinnati moves into Kentucky for additional fieldwork

Wooster Geologists launch Team Cincinnati 2017

Harrison, Ohio — Our first fieldwork of the year started on this cold, cold March day in southeastern Indiana. (Note the white icicles on the outcrop.) Luke Kosowatz, Matt Shearer and I have begun our projects in the magnificent Cincinnatian … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster Geologists launch Team Cincinnati 2017

Dr. Rob Thieler delivers the 36th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture at Wooster

One of the pleasures of being in the Geology Department at The College of Wooster is that we have the annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture series. These presentations, given in honor of the late Professor Osgood, have significantly … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Dr. Rob Thieler delivers the 36th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture at Wooster

Professors Greg Wiles and Meagen Pollock earn a field experience grant from the Keck Geology Consortium

Wooster, Ohio — Two Wooster Geology Professors, Meagen Pollock and Greg Wiles, have a exciting new grant from the Keck Geology Consortium to fund a five-week research program for first-year and sophomore students interested in the Earth Sciences. The experience … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Professors Greg Wiles and Meagen Pollock earn a field experience grant from the Keck Geology Consortium

Frustration & Perpetual Motion

Momentum conservation (or Newton’s third law) ensures two-way or bidirectional coupling for typical media like guitar strings and spring mattresses. One-way or unidirectional coupling enables the propagation of solitary waves or solitons with diverse behaviors in otherwise dissipative media, but … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Frustration & Perpetual Motion

Wooster Physics at the University of Oregon

Last week I had a wonderful trip to the University of Oregon in Eugene to give a colloquium for the Department of Physics.  This was my first visit to the university, and actually my first visit to Oregon at all! … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster Physics at the University of Oregon

Coring the Bog – An 18,000 Year Record of Environmental Change

Two class projects kick off the Climate Change 2017 course. The first deals with tree-ring dating (dendrochronology, blog post coming soon) of historical structures and then analyzing the tree-rings for their climate significance. The second is is shown below and it concerned with … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Coring the Bog – An 18,000 Year Record of Environmental Change

PhysCon 2016: A Wooster Student in San Francisco –Guest Blog by Zane Thornburg

When I began studying physics, I had no idea that scientists travel so much. In the fall of 2016, I attended the Quadrennial Physics Congress, PhysCon. Before I get to talking about the conference itself, I think it is worth … Continue reading
Continue reading

Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on PhysCon 2016: A Wooster Student in San Francisco –Guest Blog by Zane Thornburg