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.
LAKE TAHOE – Brittany Klemm (BS Geology, ’14) and Nikki Mainwaring (BS Geology, ’13) spent most of last week mapping exposures of Jurassic metamorphic rocks in the Mount Tallac roof pendant and Cretaceous granitic intrusions with Dr. Burmeister.