Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Keck Geology Consortium 2020-21 research experiences are suspended until summer 2021.
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.
Funding for this REU site is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, located in Alexandria, VA, to the Keck Geology Consortium (NSF-REU Award No. 1659322).
15 Feb: Applications due (2020 Projects)
16 Mar: Draft Contributions due to Proj. Dir. (2019 Projects)
15 Mar: Acceptance letters sent (2020 Projects)
30 Mar: Contributions due Keck Office (2019 Projects)
Application for 2020 Projects (closed)
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.
… I began to understand that park rangers not only have a duty to protect the park because it is their job, but also because it is their home.
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.
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…
…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…
UTAH PROJECT VIDEO
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Belize project was an overwhelming success thanks to our 9-student team of rising sophomores and our dedicated peer mentor.
Keck Montana conquered the muddy Cretaceous in exquisite fashion.
Team Yellowstone had a successful and productive field season on the Gallatin River and Blacktail Deer Creek.