The 2019-2020 Academic Year

Gateway Projects

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

For someone who’s deathly afraid of drowning, scuba diving was NOT on my bucket list of things to do. But I always had a fascination for the ocean sciences

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Can’t Blow Us Out!

Can’t Blow Us Out!

Storms come up fast on you in Ambergris Caye. One moment you can be engulfed by sun, surrounded by crystal clear, turquoise waters, and the next you can be thrown into a violent thunderstorm that beats the water unmercifully with torrents of rain.

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Montana dinosaurs

Montana dinosaurs

Exploring Late Cretaceous Wetland Ecosystems: Dinosaurs and Vertebrate Microfossils in Montana Overview: Eight students will focus on collecting and interpreting the fossils of backboned animals found in the classic Cretaceous geological record...

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Belize corals

Belize corals

Resilience and decline: Are we at a tipping point for endangered Acropora sp. corals in Belize? Overview: Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral) and Acropora palmata (Elkhorn Coral) have been important coral reef builders throughout the recent...

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Advanced Projects

Wyoming PETM

Wyoming PETM

Body size evolution of the first mammalian megaherbivore during Paleogene hyperthermal events, Wyoming Overview: This project aims to understand the evolution of body size in Coryphodon, the first mammal to evolve large body size. Coryphodon...

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Rhyolitic eruptions

Rhyolitic eruptions

Using 3D petrography of microlites and bubbles in obsidian to assess factors governing eruptive style for rhyolitic magmas Overview: This four-student advanced Keck project will investigate the factors controlling eruption style in rhyolite...

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Yellowstone rivers

Yellowstone rivers

Unraveling the controls on channel form and geomorphic history in northern Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Overview: We will analyze the controls on fluvial processes and determine the geomorphic history of two streams in northern...

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