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).
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.
our discharge measurements were occasionally interrupted by some interested wildlife!
…when the waves come up and the rain starts, one feels pretty exposed riding on these boats.
…we commonly encountered oiled outcrops in our sampling: a sad sight and a reminder of a past ecological disaster..
Nicholas Gross Almonte from Carleton College takes notes on the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group at an outcrop in Valdez Arm, Prince William Sound Alaska.
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Team Wyoming placing 56 million-year-old fossils into geological context in the Bighorn Basin
Team Wyoming measured 600+ meters of stratigraphic section comprising early Paleogene lakes, rivers, swamps, and deltas
Caroline, Charley, Curtis, and Madison have all been pushing hard to finish theses, classwork, and preparations for the upcoming GSA Cordilleran Section meeting in Portland, Oregon