Welcome to the Keck Geology Consortium
The Keck Geology Consortium consists of seventeen liberal arts colleges focused on enriching undergraduate education through the development of high-quality research experiences. Each summer, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Consortium offers a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to engage undergraduate students in four- to five-week field and laboratory research projects in the earth sciences. Advanced students continue their summer research projects during the following academic year using cutting-edge laboratory techniques. All students are encouraged to participate in a professional conference. The Keck Geology Consortium is currently administered through Macalester College.
Keck Program Blog
The goals of this blog are (1) to raise the visibility of Keck Geology Consortium programs, (2) to provide Keck research projects with a venue for communicating the process and results of science, and (3) to foster student learning about communicating science to the general public. We invite contributions to the blog from project students, faculty and staff. Submissions will undergo brief review before posting.
…when the waves come up and the rain starts, one feels pretty exposed riding on these boats.read more
…we commonly encountered oiled outcrops in our sampling: a sad sight and a reminder of a past ecological disaster..read more
Nicholas Gross Almonte from Carleton College takes notes on the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group at an outcrop in Valdez Arm, Prince William Sound Alaska.read more
How Many Rocks Can You Measure?
We’ve been out here for eleven days. Surely we’ve seen every single rock out here by now, right? Well, sometimes it feels like it, but around each corner, there’s always a new rock to sample. Still, you might be wondering, “what have we accomplished after all this time?”read more
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thirty-seven students and ten faculty directors have embarked on six different projects…read more
Directors of 2018-19 Keck Projects gathered at Macalester College in early May…read more
Students and faculty from Keck Geology Consortium projects to present research at Annual AGU meeting…read more