Majors & Minors
Choose from geology, environmental science, environmental studies, and geomechanics.
A variety of research choices allows students to specialize in one area, or explore a vast array of interdisciplinary studies.
We specialize in geochemistry, environmental sciences, palaeomagnetism, geodynamics, geological structure and tectonics.
Ocean Waters Prevent Release of Ancient Methane
Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas if and when it reaches the atmosphere. Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether or not the ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.Continue Reading
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