The Double Planet

Next week the New Horizons spacecraft flies by the Pluto-Charon binary system. This week New Horizon photos indicate the dramatic differences between Pluto and Charon (where many astronomers pronounce the latter more like “Charlene”, the name of the wife of … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A small lobster from the Lower Cretaceous of North Yorkshire, England

Mae Kemsley (’16) found this little beauty during her Independent Study fieldwork last month on the Speeton Cliffs of North Yorkshire. It is Meyeria ornata (Phillips, 1829), a decapod of the lobster variety, from the Speeton Clay. It is relatively … Continue reading
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Guest Blog: Avi Vajpeyi ’18

My first internship at Wooster has been a highly rewarding experience. Justine and I had the privilege to work with Dr. Lehman and Dr. Jacobs on a Wooster project that has been ongoing for over two decades – The Bead … Continue reading
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12th Annual Pie Festival

We held the 12th annual picnic and pie festival at my house just over a week ago.  (The tradition started the summer after my first year at the College, when one of the summer research students explained that, while she … 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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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: An Upper Ordovician cave-dwelling bryozoan fauna and its exposed equivalents

This week’s fossils were the subject of a presentation at the 2015 Larwood Symposium of the International Bryozoology Association in Thurso, Scotland, last month. Caroline Buttler, Head of Palaeontology at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff, brilliantly gave our talk describing … Continue reading
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BWISER and summer outreach

One of the Wooster summer traditions is the BWISER science camp for 7th and 8th grade girls.  The physics department has been responsible for an evening of demos for the campers since before I came to the College in 2003, … Continue reading
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Criticality in Sandpiles and in the Brain

I’ve started following various science sites on Twitter as a way to keep up on the latest research, and last week an interesting article popped up on Phys.org with the title “Functioning brain follows famous sand pile model”.  Since my … Continue reading
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Link to posts from Wooster Geologists in the United Kingdom in June 2015

I spent 25 days in England, Scotland and Wales this month, 12 of them with these two happy Senior Independent Study students, Mae Kemsley (’16) and Meredith Mann (’16) — dubbed “Team Yorkshire”. We had to delay our blog posts … Continue reading
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