EDINBURGH – This is simply too good not to share – today was an amazing day. I gave my lecture this afternoon in the Hutton Club (honoring James Hutton, the Scottish founder of modern geology) in School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh.
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EDINBURGH – The forecast this morning called for ‘heavy rain’, which is saying something in a country where it rains nearly every day. I figured there was no better day for a visit a cemetery… but more on that in a second.
DENVER – We are pleased to report that Brittany Klemm (’14) is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Austin A. Sartin Best Poster Award for her research presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting last week. The 2013 Sigma Gamma Epsilon Undergraduate Research Poster Session that Brittany presented her research in featured 100 student posters.
DENVER – The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences had a strong showing this past week at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America. This year is the society’s 125 anniversary and they really pulled out all the stops at the meeting. It was a HUGE and truly dynamic meeting! Left-Hand Brewery even crafted a special microbrew to help us celebrate! Over 8,000 academics, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals were in attendance.
DESOLATION WILDERNESS – Brittany Klemm (’14), Dai Wilson (’14), Kevin Alvarado (’16) and Dr Burmeister escaped the clutches of the Central Valley for another day in the high Sierra doing fieldwork in our Grass Lake study area in the Desolation Wilderness Area.
SLY PARK – Drs Rademacher and Burmeister took advantage of the fall break to head up to Pollock Pines to visit the campus of the Sly Park Environmental Education Center. At Sly Park they spent several hours working with Sly Park’s newest faculty member, Dave “Gio” Giordano, who has a long and impressive history of active, hands-on science teaching, including several years working at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.
Written by Dai Wilson, BS Geology '14
DESOLATION WILDERNESS – Dr. Burmeister returned to the Grass Lake study area in the Desolation Wilderness Area of the Eldorado National Forest this summer. Located only a 2.5 mile hike out of the Fallen Leaf Lake trailhead, the Grass Lake study area is an ideal place conduct research on the early history of the Sierra Nevada. This year, Dr.