Research

Spring Break 2016 & my first taste of fieldwork!

Written by Sara Warix, BS Geology '18

STOCKTON – This spring break, Dr. Rademacher and I headed to Las Vegas to meet up with a bunch of the scientists we are collaborating with on our Integrated Earth Systems project. Our team of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members includes hydrologists and microbiologists from Purdue and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Once together, our group of six set out for ten days of spring sampling throughout southeastern California. 

Alexis' Adventure

Written by Olivia Sue, BS Geology '17

HEMET – College students changing their major one, two or three times is not an uncommon occurrence. For one student in particular, Alexis Lopez ('15), a recent Pacific graduate, changed her major three different times; only to find, in her last semester of her final year at Pacific, her true passion in an introductory Geology class.

GSA 2013 – Celebrating 125 years of geology!

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.

Klemm wins prestigious research award at GSA

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.

Sierra Research 2013

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.

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