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Wooster Geology Professor Frederick W. Cropp III (1932-2017)

Professor Fred Cropp taught geology at Wooster from 1964 to 1997. He was an extraordinary teacher and, in his own words, “a cheerleader for geology”. Many, many Wooster students became geologists in response to his enthusiasm, energy and spirit. I … Continue reading

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Flipping the Classroom with Meteorite Impacts

Our introductory courses don’t have labs, but that doesn’t stop our students¬†from having hands-on experiences.¬†Today, students in the Geology of Natural Hazards investigated the relationship between impact craters and projectile properties (size, mass, velocity) by experimenting with a tray of … Continue reading

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