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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to fly? Well, occasionally, us geology students find ourselves staring out of a window, asking ourselves, “What do these rocks look like to the birds?”read more
This morning, our fieldwork began as usual, but quickly became something more magical. After picking up where we left off yesterday, our group quickly began to experience what others come from all around the world to see: true slot canyons.read more
Day 3 started with with a mini-lesson from Ben about geologic stress and strain.read more
In order to understand how earthquakes propagate and fractures form in rocks, geologists like us analyze these features in the field.read more
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Geological Society of America 129th Annual Meeting,
October 22-25, 2017 Seattle, Washington
Suzanne O’Connell (Wesleyan) and Joseph Ortiz (Kent State) led four students to the International Ocean Discovery Program core repository at Texas A&M University.read more
During a two-week period, based at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center on Dominica, students collected samples ranging from pumice clasts and ash from thick ignimbrite sequences, to enclaves and mingled magmas….read more