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.
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.
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.
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.
ZZYZX – This past weekend, Dr. Burmeister’s structural geology course travelled to the Mojave Desert.
CHARLOTTE, NC – We are so fortunate to have the chance to conduct research in collaboration with some truly talented people. One of the highest points of this year’s trip to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Charlotte, NC, was that Dr.
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences had a truly amazing week at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America! The entire faculty (Drs. Rademacher, Burmeister, Fox, & Pearson) and three majors (Nikki Mainwaring ’13, Kat Rawhouser 13′, & Brittany Klemm ’14) were lucky enough to be able to join the ~6,000 other academics, professionals, and students in attendance.
A new article on the college website features an interview with Brittany Klemm (’14) and Dr. Burmeister on their recent research activities in the northern Appalachian Mountains and the Desolation Wilderness Area of the Sierra Nevada, student research in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and students presenting research at professional meetings.
DONNER PASS, CA – Geology majors Brittany Klemm (’14) and Christina Colburn(’13) spent the weekend with Dr. Burmeister and members of the Japanese Granite Study Group examining the petrogenesis of granitic plutons in the Donner Pass area of the Northern Sierra Nevada, just west of Donner Lake (the site of the infamous Donner Partytragedy) and Truckee, CA.