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The complex origin of ooids in the Middle Jurassic Carmel Formation of southwestern Utah: Anna Cooke’s Senior Independent Study thesis

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, lite… Continue reading

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Higgs Without Molasses

Although almost all ordinary mass effectively arises from the kinetic and binding energy of quarks and gluons bound to protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei, the Higgs mechanism does endow some particles like quarks and weakons with intrinsic masses. H… Continue reading

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Coryphodon and the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Emily Randall’s Senior Independent Study thesis

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Jurassic bivalves in a shallow epicontinental seaway: Evan Shadbolt’s Independent Study thesis

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Wooster’s Team Utah 2020 Fieldwork

This is the index page for Wooster’s Team Utah 2020 expedition (March 9-13, 2020). The team members above are, from the left, Will Santella (’21), Juda Culp (’21), Nick Wiesenberg (geological technician), and Dr. Shelley Judge (struct… Continue reading

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Wooster’s Team Utah 2020: Final Day in the Field (Alas)

Hurricane, Utah — Last night we made the sad decision to leave for home as soon as possible because of the CORVID-19 pandemic. The College has mandated no more in-person teaching, and we don’t want our flight plans to be … Continue re… Continue reading

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Wooster’s Team Utah 2020: On a Jurassic Tidal Flat

Hurricane, Utah — Our second day was devoted to measuring, describing and sampling Will’s stromatolite-bearing rocks in the lower half of the Co-op Creek Limestone Member of the Carmel Formation. This locality is only a couple of hundred me… Continue reading

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Wooster’s Team Utah 2020: Field Geology in a Time of Plague

Hurricane, Utah — This is Team Utah 2020 at Gunlock Reservoir in the far southwestern corner of beautiful Utah. Starting on the left is Juda Culp (’21), Will Santella (’21), Dr. Shelley Judge (our ace structural geologist and tectonic… Continue reading

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Meeting 100+ years of experience in nonlinear dynamics

I met two scientists for my BZ-history project with a combined age of 177 years. It was a great pleasure and honor to talk to them. Continue reading

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Petroleum Experts Inc. Donates MOVE Suite to Wooster Once Again!!

Wooster, Ohio — The Department of Earth Sciences is pleased to announce that Petroleum Experts Inc. recently donated ten licenses of their MOVE suite software package to be used for educational and training purposes.  This is the second year in …… Continue reading

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