The 2017-2018 Keck Geology Consortium projects involve a mix of field and laboratory research experiences that make meaningful scientific contributions in the areas of structural geology, paleontology and paleoecology, and paleoclimatology as well as igneous and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, and hydrogeology. Keck Geology Consortium research has resulted in more than 300 presentations at regional and national meetings, the vast majority with student co-authors, and more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals including a GSA Special paper (377).

Gateway Research Projects:  

The Gateway project is specifically designed for first and second year students, especially those from underrepresented minority groups, interested in the Geosciences. This program focuses on authentic research experiences and exploration of the discipline and its intersections with socially relevant issues.

2017-2018 Gateway Project:

Exploring Geochronology: Dating Young Lava Flows and Old Trees in Decline


Focused and Frontier Research Projects:  

Focused and Frontier research projects are designed for rising Junior and Senior declared science majors who are looking for a year-long authentic research experience in the Geosciences.  These projects include a collaborative summer field or laboratory experience followed by an entire academic year of deeper questioning, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

2017-2018 Focused Project:  

Unraveling Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics Viewed though a Marine Depth Transect near the South Orkney Microcontinent, Weddell Sea

2017-2018 Frontier Project:  

Hazards in the Caribbean: The history of magma chambers, eruptions, landslides, streams, and fumeroles in Dominica