• The Geology faculty offers a range of field-based introductory courses each year, with focuses including environmental geology and climate change.

  • The recipient of a prestigious Watson Fellowship, Alysala Malik ’19 will spend the next year living and volunteering among communities struggling with food insecurity in the countries of France, Madagascar,…

  • Catherine O’Reilly ’94 Leads $1.7M NSF Grant For ISU, Carleton, And Two Other Schools

    16 October 2018

    Illinois State Associate Professor of Geology Catherine O’Reilly is serving as principal investigator for a $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to fund Project EDDIE, a series of classroom modules for undergraduate biology, geology, and environmental science students. This grant began October 1 and is estimated to end on September 30, 2023.

    O’Reilly will be part of a team that includes Illinois State faculty Rebekka Darner, Steve Juliano, Bill Perry, and Willy Hunter as well faculty at Carleton College, University of Arizona, and Queens College-City University of New York to develop the modules.

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  • Research by Yijun Wang ’18

    26 April 2018

    Papia Rozario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Technology Studies, presented her research titled “Geospatial modelling of human-induced wetland fire affecting semi-fossorial turtles in Palo Verde, Costa Rica,” from work done with collaborator Dr. Buddhika Madurapperuma (Humbolt State University) and Yijun Wang ’18 at the 2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10 through 14.

  • The Carleton College news team recently spoke to Alexa Botelho ’18, a geology major from New Hope, Pennsylvania, about her comps project, which focused on accessible volcano monitoring results in the Canary Islands.

  • Emily Ross ’17, a Geology and Studio Art double-major from Niwot, Colo., is the recipient of a prestigious Watson Fellowship, which she will use to explore “the intersection between ceramics and geology in Iceland, Italy, China, Japan, Ghana, and Chile.”

  • Update: Passing of Zach Mitchell ’17

    2 February 2016

    We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to Zach’s family, friends, and all who are impacted by his passing.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Church of St. Dominic [104 Linden St N] in Northfield.

    Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Benson and Langehough Funeral Home [201 4th St E] in Northfield. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.

    To leave a personal message of reflection, please visit Carleton’s Farewells website at http://go.carleton.edu/farewells. This is a public website providing an opportunity for all to share messages.

    There will be a Carleton memorial service to celebrate Zach’s life Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 2:00 pm., in Skinner Chapel.

  • Passing of Zach Mitchell ’17

    29 January 2016

    It is with a heavy heart that we convey the news of Zach Mitchell’s passing.

    Zach was majoring in Geology with an interest in Archaeology. Zach was also active with many groups on campus including CANOE, Farm House, and Rugby. He had a love for the outdoors and spent a great deal of time in the arboretum as a Cole Student Naturalist. Zach had numerous passions and academic pursuits.

    We will remember him for the impact that he had on us all.

    There will be a remembrance service held soon at St. Dominic’s- details will be updated shortly. There will also be a memorial service at Carleton Chapel on Saturday, April 2nd at 2pm.

  • Carleton Geology would like to celebrate and acknowledge the following alums who were recently recognized at the annual GSA meeting in Denver.

    Philip E. Brown ’74 and Kurtis C. Burmeister were awarded the GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award for their work with the Wasatch-Unita Field Camp.

    The Association for Women Geologists recognized Diane Smith ’77, with the Outstanding Educator Award. Diane is the 25th recipient of the award, which was established to “honor teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of women geoscientists both within and outside the classroom”.

    Our very own professor Mary Savina ’72, was recognized for her many years of mentoring students and awarded the GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Read the award letter here.

    The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) recognized Scott Linneman ’83 for his service for furthering geoscience education with the Bob Christman Award.

    Congratulations friends & keep up the good work!

  • Jonathon Cooper, Technical Director In Geology, happened an intact ceramic pot and an accompaniment of pot shards in a small cave while exploring the Mecca Hills area along the San Andreas Fault. He reported the find to the folks at the Salton Sea Recreation Area who, in turn, relayed the information to the Anza Borrego State Park archaeologists and many others.