THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

THE KECK GEOLOGY CONSORTIUM

Investigate the earth
Expand knowledge and skills
Explore your future

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.

Important Dates

15 Dec:    2019-20 Projects Posted

15 Feb:    Application deadline

22 Mar:    Acceptance letters sent

Application Process
Online Application (Closed)

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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.

Mooving and Grooving

Mooving and Grooving

I could tell it wasn’t going to be a usual hike. First of all, unlike the trail to Iceberg, the trail was pretty void of people. This made our group feel a real intimacy with the wilderness around us. Second of all, after walking just a little bit on the trail, we came to realize that the trail had turned into one giant incline. Oof.

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Mountains on the Horizon

Mountains on the Horizon

Glacier is a place that tells a story just from looking at it’s mountains. I recommend just sitting and staring at a mountain for awhile. But honestly, you’ll end up doing it naturally. The mountains of Glacier National Park are amazing. But be forewarned, this sets the standard for any mountain view you’ll ever see…

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Food Food FOOD!

Food Food FOOD!

…It’s those times of exhausted accomplishment that I lived for, PB & Nutella sandwich half melted, dripping from my sunchapped lips. My only thoughts were on the mixed nuts and beef jerky that were scattered in the bottom of my well worn lunch ziploc…

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UTAH PROJECT VIDEO

UPCOMING EVENTS

Full Calendar

Dec 10

AGU 2018

December 10 - December 14

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Glacier National Park Project Fall Update

Glacier National Park Project Fall Update

We had an extraordinary research summer – a week getting to know each other and the project, two weeks in the field, and another two weeks in the lab conducting analyses. We are excited to present our results at GSA in November!

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Alaska Project Fall Update

Alaska Project Fall Update

Our field effort included collecting over 70 samples from the Valdez and Orca Groups of the Chugach-Prince William terrane (CPW) in southern Alaska.

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Utah Project Fall Update

Utah Project Fall Update

Ben Surpless and four students used structural field mapping and video captured by a quad-copter drone to investigate rock deformation within a major normal fault transfer zone.

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