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Team Utah Takes to the Field

Guest Blogger: Addison Thompson (’20, Pitzer College) writes about our first 3 days of field work. 6.23.17 For the Utah group, the first day in the field was daunting yet rewarding as our intrepid group of young geologists made themselves … Continue reading

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Congratulations Team Utah!

UTAH – Congratulations to Team Utah on completing a successful field season! Although we’re parting ways, the students will be working on the research. They have plenty of data to analyze and lab work to do, so continue following the … Continue reading

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Team Utah Version 2.0

UTAH – Field work has officially begun for Team Utah, Version 2.0. The team consists of three Wooster seniors (Kyle Burden ’14, Cam Matesich ’14, Candy Thornton, ’14) and two Wooster sophomores (Adam Silverstein ’16, Michael Williams ’16). Tricia Hall … Continue reading

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A Journey Inside the Volcano

ICELAND – You may remember that Team Iceland is trying to determine the origin of interesting columnar-jointed features exposed in the interior of a subglacial pillow ridge. We have several hypotheses, one of which is that they could be related … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Utah Core Research Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – On Tuesday, Team Utah visited the Core Research Center at the Utah Geological Survey. The repository includes cores and cuttings from more than 4000 wells, on-site microscope facilities, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We … Continue reading

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Orientation in Ice Springs Volcanic Field

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest bloggers Kevin Silver and Tricia Hall] The alarms sounded in the early morning sun, early enough for the outside air to chill the bones. After our standard yogurt and cereal breakfast, we piled into the van … Continue reading

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