Archive for January, 2011


SoGG goes to the Science Museum

The Society of Gustavus Geologists (SoGG) sponsored a trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota. 6 geologists were joined by 10 North Star Scholars and Fellows (Gustavus science students sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant) to spend an evening playing with weather, examining fossils, and viewing the IMAX film Sea Monsters, starring “Dolly”, a […]


Prof. Welsh living the mountain life during sabbatical this year

During his sabbatical this year, Jim spent several weeks living in Vermont and is currently living in Evanston, Wyoming. He reports that he did a lot of fall-time hiking out east, and is now enjoying cross-country skiing in Wyoming, within sight of the Uinta Mountains. He’s pictured on Camel’s Hump in the Green Mountains, VT. […]


Research projects move forward with student support

This January, several students are working with Laura and Julie in the Geology labs. Andi Eglinton (’12) is pictured preparing sediment samples for elemental analysis on the ICP-MS. Patrick Clark (’12) and Julie are shown calibrating the new total organic carbon analyzer, which combusts rock and sediment samples at nearly 1000 deg C to accurately […]