Geology Department News
Updated whenever news breaks!
- May 30, 2008
The 2008 Geology majors' ultimate frisbee team ORDOVICIOUS powered away with the championship of their soft-core intermural league during spring term in a sudden-death playoff.The final point was carried across the line by Katie Bovee '08 in a triumphant dash. Team captains were Katie Buckner '09 and Ethan Hyland '08. Good work guys!
- May 15, 2008
Spring has finally arrived in Northfield, and Sarah Titus's Introductory Geology class is embarking on independent projects, so what makes more sense than going boating on Lyman Lakes?
Lisa Ayala, Katie Markle, and Adrienne Wilber, all class of 2011, took advantage of the nice day to evaluate the water chemistry in Lyman Lakes. Their results are still pending, but they did report a turtle, which they actually caught in their hands and examined, and then let go.
- April 22, 2008
Carleton, along with 47 other colleges and universities, is the recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant to usher in a new era of science education. Carleton, one of only two Minnesota institutions to receive the grant, received a grant of $1.5 million over the next four years. Carleton is using part of the $1.5 million grant from HHMI to prepare its students to move beyond traditional approaches to address real-world scientific complexity. Carleton will develop programs that prepare students to tackle scientific problems as teams, to analyze data with quantitative methods, and to communicate complex information effectively.