Familiar Faces at AGU 2012

San Francisco, CA – The annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union is the largest earth science conference in the world.

With more than 20,000 attendees and about 3000 posters per day, you’re bound to bump into someone you know. Today, I ran into Wooster alum Jesse Davenport (’11). You may remember his senior I.S. adventures in Montana, working on 2 billion year old sheared igneous and metamorphic rocks. Jesse is currently a graduate student at Notre Dame and has shifted his focus to more recent (~80 million years old) basalts – a topic that I can finally relate to!

Jesse is studying the compositions and textures of plagioclase and olivine crystals in basalts from the Detroit Seamount to better understand magmatic processes at ocean islands. (See a more complete explanation in his AGU abstract). It’s always fun to catch up with alumni who travel diverse paths yet have the common Wooster experience. If we’re lucky, Jesse will come to Wooster to share his research and experiences with GeoClub sometime this spring.

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4 Responses to Familiar Faces at AGU 2012

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    Hello to Jesse! And hello, Meagen. AGU is almost four times the size of GSA! I had no idea. Glad you are there to represent Wooster. Greg will follow. Have fun!

  2. Andrew Retzler says:

    Nice looking poster Jesse!

  3. Jesse Davenport says:

    Hi Dr. Wilson, hope you are doing well! Thanks Andrew, hope you are doing well too!

  4. Sophie Lehmann says:

    It was great seeing so many familiar faces at AGU!

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