Carleton Geology Alums In The News
- January 2, 2012
The IAG presented its sixth Early Career Researcher Award at the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague (August 2011). Now a well-established annual event, this award is based on the abstracts submitted for presentation at either poster or oral sessions; this year the IAG’s jury had a record 1150 contributions to consider.
- December 8, 2011
Scott Linneman, '83 Carleton College Geology graduate who has taught at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA has been named the state’s Higher Education Science Teacher of the Year by the Washington Science Teachers Association.
- December 7, 2011
Jeff Pipes '83 & Carls Helping Carls
Opportunity Uncorked: A Mentor Externship in Wine Country!
California winemaker Jeff Pipes '83 admits that he wasn’t sold on Carleton’s Mentor Externship program at first. Having a student work with him and live with his family sounded like a big commitment.
"Wine is an intense and competitive industry," explains Pipes, who owns Pipestone Vineyards with his wife, Florence Wong '84. "I’m incredibly busy. Having an extra person around to teach and train takes time."
But once he began reading applications from eager Carleton students, Pipes couldn't help but be impressed. "There were 30 applications, and I could have happily hired every one of them. They were all great. The hardest part was narrowing it down to just one."
That "one" turned out to be Amelia Harris '12, an Environmental Studies major with a special emphasis on food and agriculture—a perfect fit for Pipestone Vineyards, where Pipes and Wong strive to practice sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly farming.
- October 13, 2011
Now available in paperback!
Laurence McKinley Gould
- September 15, 2011
To recognize exceptional work, the Geological Society of America awarded Benjamin Parks ’11, 1st place for his outstanding poster presentation. A panel of judges was very impressed with the scientific aspects of his work, as well as the polished poster presentation that he gave. Congratulations Ben!
- August 3, 2011
Adam Maloof '98 is awarded James B. Macelwane Medal by American Geophysical Union for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding young scientist.
- April 18, 2011
Heather Macdonald '76, the Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, was recognized for her excellence in teaching by being named a finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherrry Award for Great Teaching.
- April 14, 2011
Hidden behind an old rock quarry south of Fredericksburg is a nondescript sandpit that opens a window on the world of 14 million years ago, a spot where dolphins frolicked and sharks hunted. Today, teams of student and volunteer diggers are pulling out a jackpot of fossils sandwiched between layers of bluish-gray rock.
"We don't know how they got here," said Alton Dooley, a paleontologist at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, as he chipped away at the clay surrounding a newly uncovered bone. Dooley and other scientists say this is one of the biggest fossil sites east of the Mississippi - staggering in both number and diversity of species. "The most striking thing is the sheer number of bones and teeth that are packed in such a small area. In 20 years, we've only excavated about 4,000 square feet, and we've pulled out tens of thousands of specimens."
- March 1, 2011
Bess Koffman '04, a PhD student at the University of Maine, shows in a video how she studies ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland to reconstruct the seasonal variations and unusual events (like volcanic eruptions) on Earth thousands of years ago.
- February 3, 2011
UC Davis geologists have been using laser scanning and underwater video to capture images of life in an ice-covered Antarctic lake.
Dawn Sumner, professor of geology, and graduate student Tyler Mackey have been studying bacterial communities called microbialites in the lake. These microbialites, which can grow into rocklike structures, are similar to the earliest known fossils of life on Earth from billions of years ago.