In May, a group of Geosciences graduate students traveled to the Western US for two weeks including stops in Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The group was instructed by Dr. Julie Fosdick and Dr. Will Ouimet. Topics included regional tectonics of the Cordillera and Colorado Plateau, geomorphology and landscape dynamics, and Paleozoic-Mesozoic biostratigraphy.
Dr. Tim Byrne, Dr. Gordon Binkhorst and graduate student, Mike Chojnacki, will run the very popular Education Abroad trip to Taiwan during the Winter 2019 Intersession. Click the links below for more information.
On May 4th, 2018 we held our annual Geoscience Day Research Symposium and Awards Banquet. This event took place in the Student Union and included about 75 attendees including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni and members of the UConn administration. The day’s events included research talks, a poster session, a keynote address, catered lunch and awards ceremony. This is an exciting day every year, when the UConn Geosciences community comes together to celebrate a year of hard work.
Graduate Student Research Award: Queenie Chang
Graduate Student Teaching Award: Mark Higgins
The Lucke Award: Judith Taylor and Cheyenne Haverfield
Service Awards: Sarah Brisson, Rebecca Vanderleest
Distinguished Alumni Award: Gordon Binkhorst
2018 Geosciences BS and BA Graduating Class
Attendees enjoy the poster session at Geoscience Day
Director Lisa Park Boush gives the welcome address
Keynote speaker Paul Olsen (Storke Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) gives his talk
Undergraduate senior Judy Taylor presents her poster
Gordon Binkhorst accepts the Distinguished Alumni Award
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!