Articles: Tags: Geology

Allegheny Senior Awarded Grant for Environmental Research

Allegheny College senior Alexandrea Rice has been awarded a Davey Foundation Annual Arbor Grant for her work in eco-friendly research. Rice is an environmental science major, with a focus in forest and soil science, and a geology minor. “The award is a testament to Alex’s work as an undergraduate in (Professor) Rich Bowden’s lab on

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Student Sings to Help Save Lives

Brett Trottier ’19 has been playing his guitar and singing in the lobby of the Allegheny College Campus Center since he returned from Thanksgiving break. The most recent evidence: groups of students taken to occasionally filming, mostly staring, and enthusiastically applauding. Trottier is a member of the Philanthropic Committee of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity,

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Geology Department represents Allegheny at National Geological Society of America meeting

The Allegheny Geology Department was well represented at the September 2016 National Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colo. Assistant Professor Theresa Schwartz gave an invited talk about her ongoing work regarding the paleoclimate and paleotopography of the northern Rocky Mountains. She also co-presented a poster with colleagues regarding the evolution of coastal California

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Students Present Work at Geological Society of America Meeting

Members of the Allegheny College Geology Club attended the Annual Geological Society of America Meeting in Baltimore on November 1-4. Geology majors Anna Lesko ’16 and Marie Takach ’16 — with co-authors Connor McCoy ’17 and Camille Sicker ’17 — presented posters highlighting their senior research project results.

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Rock-Solid Education Leads to Prestigious Fellowship

Since spending time in Allegheny’s geology department, Douglas Barber ’13 knew he someday wanted to pursue a Ph.D. In March, Barber learned he would receive some extra support to help him achieve that dream. Barber, who is studying geology at the University of Texas at Austin, received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National

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Downsize and Upgrade: A Tiny House Story

Since 2013, freelance artist Laurie Hughes ’79 has been thinking small, very small. Over the past year, she has been building her tiny house: a 6 ½-by-14-foot home and studio built on a towable trailer. For the former Allegheny geology student, this micro, movable home reduces her impact on the environment and offers liberating practicality.

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Just Learning in the Sand

Allegheny College’s newest piece of technology offers students a chance to roll up their sleeves and act like a kid again — a combination of sands and smarts. This augmented reality sandbox, located in the basement of Alden Hall, arrived in late January and creates three-dimensional topographical maps based on the way students physically shape

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Geology alumna provides opportunities for students

Katherine Heckman, ’07, is an exemplary model of what she believes alumni ought to represent: she spends time with students in the geology department, goes on field trips and offers the occasional internship connection; she volunteers with the Timothy Alden Council Executive Committee, a group involved with financial opportunities for Allegheny students, and she cares

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