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  • Bereket Haileab In Africa

    The speaker at the 2010 Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study was Bereket Haileab, Associate Professor of Geology at Carleton College.

    As a geologist, Dr. Haileab mapped volcanic ash deposits used to determine the ages of many early human fossils throughout Kenya and Ethiopia. He has been teaching at Carleton since 1994 and served as the Director of the ACM Tanzania Program in fall 2008.

    Watch The Talk

  • Each year, the geology faculty faces the difficult task of selecting a few students to be Duncan Stewart Fellows. The Duncan Stewart Fellowship was established in 1976 by Daniel Gainey, class of 1949, in honor of Duncan Stewart, professor of geology at Carleton for nearly 25 years.

    We select the Stewart Fellows based on a combination of excellence in scholarship, a high level of intellectual curiosity, potential for scientific growth, and involvement in departmental activities. As we make this selection, we realize how fortunate we are to have so many talented, interesting, and impressive students within the department.

    We are very pleased to announce that Nick Holschuh '11 has been named Duncan Stewart Fellow for the next school year, extending the number of Stewart Fellows over the years to 98. Congratulations Nick!

  • We are proud to report that two Carleton geology majors have been awarded National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships!  The fellowships provide graduate students with three years of support worth a total of over $100,000.  The fellowships carry annual stipends of $30,000 plus a one-time allowance of $11,500 for education-related expenses.
    Among the ten winners of fellowships this year from Carleton were two Carleton geology majors:  Kristin Bergmann ’04, who is attending the California Institute of Technology and Sam Kanner ’10, who will be attending the University of California-Berkeley.

    Also, the eight honorable mentions in the competition from Carleton included geology alums Tyler Mackey and Lydia Staisch, both '08.

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