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Wooster undergraduate researchers will share findings at international conference

Wooster, OH – Team Geochemistry finished a highly productive summer research season with two conference abstracts that we submitted to the 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. AGU will be an excellent opportunity for the team to hone … Continue reading

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Team Geochemistry’s Grand Finale

Wooster, OH – Team Geochemistry wrapped up their grand adventure last week. The summer research experience left us with fond memories of trips to Dickinson College and Iceland, knowledge of lots of new analytical techniques, and many new friendships, not … Continue reading

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Wooster geologists working at site of first glacier memorial in Iceland

Iceland – Big news this week as researchers dedicate the first-ever monument to Okjökull glacier, memorializing the first Icelandic glacier to lose its glacier status to climate change. Ice loss in Iceland is dramatic; researchers expect all of Iceland’s glaciers … Continue reading

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Summer undergraduate researchers travel to Iceland to explore volcanoes

Iceland – In our last post, Team Geochemistry was getting ready to head to Iceland for some field work on volcanoes. Our goals were to map and sample volcanoes that erupted under glaciers, which have since retreated, exposing the pillow … Continue reading

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The week leading up to international field work

Wooster, OH – In the week leading up to field work, Team Geochemistry was frantically trying to “put out fires” and clean up loose-ends. Team Geochemistry in currently en route to Iceland for some field work. We’ll be reunited with … Continue reading

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Summer research from an undergraduate perspective

Wooster, OH – While Dr. Pollock was away at a business meeting for the Council on Undergraduate Research, Team Geochemistry was hard at work in the Wooster X-ray lab. Here’s what they thought about last week: This week, team geochemistry was … Continue reading

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Hands-on experience troubleshooting geochemical instruments

Wooster, OH – Team geochemistry returned to Wooster this week with a serious focus on sample prep and data quality. Anyone with geochemical research experience understands the importance of preparing samples carefully and thoroughly, and having an analytical instrument that … Continue reading

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Wooster undergraduate researchers expand their professional networks with cross-college collaboration

Carlisle, PA – Our geochemistry research team spent this week at Dickinson College. They worked closely with Dr. Ben Edwards and Rob Dean (technician) to learn how to use the instrument. As with any new technique, it took a few … Continue reading

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Wooster and Dickinson students team up for geochemistry research

[Wooster, OH] – A team of students from Wooster and Dickinson are working together on geochemistry research this summer. We’re using the compositions of Earth materials to understand geologic processes. Our main goal is to study the formation of volcanic … Continue reading

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Advice from a Grad Student

I caught up with Wooster Geologist Clara Deck (’17) at the AGU meeting in December. Clara is a grad student who has been doing exciting research on glaciers. I asked her to tell us a little about her research and … Continue reading

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