Thirty-seven students and ten faculty directors have embarked on six different projects to investigate wide ranging questions about the earth, from soils, to paleoclimate, and tectonics. Two Gateway Projects for rising sophomores will conduct field studies in Glacier National Park, MT and Santa Catalina Island, CA. Four Advanced Research Projects for rising seniors are located in Prince William Sound, AK; the Mojave Desert, NV; along the Sevier Fault, UT; and in the Hanna Basin, WY. Watch the website for updates. See the Gateway and Advanced Research pages for additional information about the projects.
Directors of 2018-19 Keck Projects gathered at Macalester College in early May to review Keck Consortium history and goals, to share experiences about previous Keck projects and to discuss best practices in undergraduate research. Pictured above (clockwise, beginning at left) are: Cam Davidson (Carleton College; Keck Co-Director and Alaska Project), Ellen Currano (University of Wyoming; Hanna Basin Project), Meagen Pollock (Wooster; 2017-18 Gateway Project), Amy Myrbo (University of Minnesota and LacCORE; Glacier National Park Project), Frederick Page (Oberlin; Catalina Project), Brady Foreman (Western Washington; Hanna Basin Project), Ben Surpless (Trinity; Sevier Fault Project), Colin Robins (Claremont-McKenna; Mojave Project), and Kelly MacGregor (Macalester; Glacier National Park Project). Not shown are Marga Miller (Macalester, Keck Program Manager) and Karl Wirth (Keck Co-Director). Thanks to all who made this first “free-standing” director workshop a great success.