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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

Class of 2014

  • Allegra Bianchini
  • Sam Brenman
  • Emily Butler
  • Ian Dwyer (freshwater sci.)
  • Robert Figueroa-Downing (frwtr sci.)
  • John Gabler
  • Chris Guiney
  • Nicholas Jones
  • Andrew Kingsley
  • Josh Lasker
  • Tyler Peters
  • Joshua Riefler
  • Anay Shah
  • Dylan Smith (astro. geo.)
  • Josh Solomon
  • Megan Switzer
  • Kara Vadman
  • Rachel Walsh

Class of 2015

  • Thomas Bartlett
  • Jacob Bitting
  • Matthew Bosselait
  • Avalon Bunge
  • Richard Cummings
  • Shannon Dillon
  • Jennifer Godbout
  • Emily Holzman
  • Robert Hynes
  • Giuliana Kafaf
  • Duncan Keller
  • Jeffrey Koch
  • Mikhaila Redovian
  • JonDavid Schiff
  • Alexandra Schneider
  • Katherine Schultz
  • Hannah Sosland (minor)
  • Peter Swiggett
  • Alexander Wrobel

Class of 2016

  • Kyle Baun
  • Erin Cummings
  • Courtney Elston (minor)
  • Ariel Hampton (env. geol.)
  • Kate Hardock
  • Julia Horne
  • Ryan Johnston
  • Maggie McGuire
  • Michaela Murphy (minor)
  • Christian Robertson
  • Megan Ryan
  • Ann Preston
  • Rebecca Siladi
  • Zachary Sawin
  • Victor Steffen (freshwater sci.)
  • Teymoor Tahbaz
  • Kevin Varga
  • Michael Yavorek (env. geol.)
  • Julie Wan

Master's Degree Program

  • Michelle Butzgy

Geology student holding up two specimens in the field

Geology 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: