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Geology Concentrators

Our students are an important part of our department, working side by side with faculty in classrooms and on research, while also enjoying downtime together after a day of field camp or at a department event.  

Geology students posing like a "rock band" in the field with shovels and equipment

Current Concentrators

Class of 2015
  • Thomas Bartlett
  • Jacob Bitting
  • Matthew Bosselait
  • Avalon Bunge
  • Richard Cummings
  • Shannon Dillon (env. geol.)
  • Jennifer Godbout
  • Emily Holzman
  • Robert Hynes
  • Giuliana Kafaf
  • Duncan Keller
  • Jeffrey Koch
  • Mikhaila Redovian
  • JonDavid Schiff
  • Alexandra Schneider
  • Katherine Schultz (env. geol.)
  • Hannah Sosland (minor)
  • Peter Swiggett
  • Alexander Wrobel
Geology student holding up two specimens in the field


Class of 2016
  • Kyle Baun
  • Ryan Clements
  • Erin Cummings
  • Ariel Hampton (env. geol.)
  • Kate Hardock
  • Julia Horne
  • Ryan Johnston
  • Sarah Katz
  • Kevin Lough
  • Maggie McGuire
  • Michaela Murphy (minor)
  • Ann Preston
  • John Quazza
  • Ashlynne Rando (env. geol.)
  • Christian Robertson
  • Megan Ryan
  • Ann Preston
  • Zachary Sawin
  • Rebecca Siladi
  • Victor Steffen (freshwater sci.)
  • Teymoor Tahbaz
  • Kegan Thompson
  • Kevin Varga
  • Julie Wan
  • Michael Yavorek (env. geol.)
Class of 2017
  • Hannah Bercovici (env. geol.)
  • Katherine Karnes (astro. geo.)
  • Glenna Thomas (env. geol.)
  • Andy Sia

Student Research

Student research is a significant feature of our undergraduate curriculum that often leads to presentations at professional meetings and publications in scientific journals. Geology students and faculty conduct research on a wide variety of topics in locations as diverse as Canada, Iceland, Russia, Mongolia, Japan, Australia, the Galápagos Islands, and Antarctica. Through their research, students commonly gain hands-on experience with analytical techniques and technical instrumentation in our state-of-the-art lab facilities on campus.

Check out some research done by students in recent years:
Student giving thumbs up while at garnet mine

Department Activities

Students in the department engage with us outside the classroom and the lab as well. Through the Geology Club and department-organized gatherings and field trips, our students develop of sense of departmental community. VIEW IMAGE GALLERIES