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Geoscience 1055 Students Demonstrate their Learning

Professor Robert Thorson teaches an honors course, GSCI 1055: Geoscience Through American Studies.  He developed this course in 2004, and it was the first general education course developed specifically for honors enrollment.

The quality of the students’ final projects was incredibly high this year, and Thor would like to share the final products.

Take a look here! We hope you enjoy seeing the incredible work the students put in this semester!

You can find out more about Thor’s work at robertthorson.clas.uconn.edu.

Robert Thorson’s Latest Book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years

Geoscience faculty member Robert Thorson (Thor) recently published his latest book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years.

It has reached #11 for Environmental Science publications in Library Journal.

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2017/10/best-sellers/environmental-science-october-2017-best-sellers/

You can read reviews of the book here: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/henry-david-thoreau-parini/

And here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-slide-rule-and-the-crowbar-henry-david-thoreau-in-the-anthropocene/

 

Earth Science Fair

On Saturday, October 14th, the Center for Integrative Geosciences held the second annual Earth Science Fair in celebration of Earth Science Week.  The event showcased the research of UConn faculty and graduate students, as well as engaging the public in activities that allowed them to learn about many aspects of Geoscience.

Activities included geode smashing, digging for dinosaurs, drone flight demonstrations, information on the geology of Connecticut, ice cores, flume demonstrations and much more!  The event drew a large crowd, despite rainy weather, including UConn students and local families.