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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Arens "Behind the Science" Podcast

Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens was recently interviewed for the "People Behind the Science" podcast, which gives scientists an opportunity to promote their research as well as share their journey through science. Arens and the host Dr. Marie McNeely discussed her life outside of work - including the fact that she has been learning to make bathing suits for her eldest daughter...  More >>

Chasing Storms and Tornadoes for Credit

As part of the Colleges' Geoscience curriculum, eight students were led by Geoscience faculty Nick Metz and Neil Laird across the Midwest and Central Plains for nearly two weeks chasing severe supercell thunderstorms that had the potential of producing tornadoes. After a three-day intensive on-campus workshop to prepare students with details about severe storms, storm-chasing simulation scenarios...  More >>

Lamanna ’97 Has Big Find

Matt Lamanna '97 is a member of the international excavation team that unearthed skeletons of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. He is also the second author on the paper about the dinosaur, which they named Dreadnoughtus schrani. The bones belonged to two partial skeletons, with that of the larger individual being much more complete than the other. They were extracted during digs...  More >>

Adams ’16 Named Hollings Scholar

Brooke Adams '16 was recently named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a Hollings Scholar, Adams will be provided with up to $8,000 in academic assistance and a 10-week, paid full-time summer internship at a NOAA facility next summer. Awards also include all travel expenses to attend orientations and conferences. "I am so honored to be the recipient of the...  More >>

Eck '15 at National Weather Center

Pamela Eck ‘15, a geoscience major with a focus in atmospheric science, has been interning for the Storm Prediction Center this summer located at The National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma on the University of Oklahoma campus. Eck has been working on her research project, "Using 2011-2014 SSEO Verification Metrics to Assess Uncertainty in Severe Weather Forecasts," which utilizes weather dat...  More >>

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