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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Students Explore Hawaii as Living Laboratory

Bringing their study of geoscience beyond the classroom, a group of HWS students recently embarked on a two-week scientific excursion to Hawaii where they gained critical experience investigating distinctive phenomena such as lava flows and sea breezes. The course, "Geoscience Field Studies," gave 16 students the opportunity to invest themselves in several data-driven projects guided by Professo...  More >>

Hunting for Dinosaurs in Antarctica

After nearly two months of work in Antarctica, an expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project (AP3) led by Matt Lamanna '97 has returned with "a wealth of fossils...that likely represent several new species and further illuminate one of the more mysterious moments in Earth's history," as the science magazine Discover reports. Antarctica offers a veritable time capsule, allowing sci...  More >>

Water, Recycling and the Environment

As a summer intern with the Water Recycling Facility at WestRock in Solvay, N.Y., Ryan Ratsep '17 is developing his chemical analysis skills and his understanding of the intersection of geoscience and environmental studies. WestRock is a leading global packaging company specializing in paper and packaging solutions in global consumer and corrugated markets. Ratsep explains that the main goal of t...  More >>

HWS Scholars Join Religious Studies Symposium

This week, four Hobart and William Smith faculty members are among 60 scholars participating in the international symposium, "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Nature and Environment in World Religions," designed to explore issues relating to how religions have or should respond to the environmental crisis of the 21st century. The participating HWS faculty are Associate Professor of Religious Stud...  More >>

Geoscience Students Join Grad Programs

Building on their academic experiences at HWS as geoscience students, Brooke Adams '16, Katherine Coughlin '16 and Macy Howarth '16 will continue their studies this fall in graduate programs across the country. Adams will join Texas A&M University's atmospheric science Ph.D. program, Coughlin will join University of Virginia's environmental sciences program where she'll pursue an M.S. in hy...  More >>

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