Archive for 2013

Gustavus students ‘represent’ at American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco

This week, Gustavus is well-represented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco!  An estimated 22,000 geoscientists attended the week-long meeting, making it the largest such gathering in the world.  Andrew Choquette (’14) presented a poster about his thesis work monitoring sediment fluxes in ravines in the Le Sueur River watershed, […]

Platte River fieldwork completed for second year of project

As Prof. Laura Triplett’s National Science Foundation-funded project continues, she and her 2013 summer research students traveled to the Platte River in Nebraska one last time.  Dr. Karin Kettenring (Utah State University), a co-investigator on the project, met our group there.  The Platte River has undergone dramatic alterations in the past 100 years, from large […]

8 Geology majors graduated in May 2013

This spring we bid farewell to one of our largest senior classes in recent years!  Graduating seniors – with destinations – were: Amanda Adams (Dinosaur Center, WY), Jeff Allen (workforce), Jake Bruihler (U of Nebraska- Lincoln), Mike DeLucia (Illinois Geological Survey), Adam Lund (workforce) Matt Illies (Dinosaur Center, WY), Rachel Oien (U of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) […]

Busy times in the geo labs

We can almost taste spring, but I still want to share some photos and stories from this past January in Geology.  Our corner of Nobel was very lively! The Dinosaur class finished up their fossil preparation and curation, and took a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago.  If you want to see the fossil […]

Dino Fever

This January, Dr. Bartley is teaching “Dinosaurs and Food”, and dino fever is taking over the lower level of Nobel Hall! Today, each student selected their own REAL 150-million year old dinosaur bone to prepare and curate for display. The bones were lent to us by the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Over the next two weeks, […]