Student 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. 

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.

Interview with Brittany Klemm (’14) & Dr. Burmeister on research

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.

A Japanese-American weekend in the Sierras

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.

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