Dr. Sambhudas Chaudhuri retired in December 2017, after 52 years of service to the Department of Geology and Kansas State University. Read on to find out how you can help to establish a scholarship in his honor. Continue reading “Departure of Sam Chaudhuri”
Author: Brice LaCroix
The Geology Alumni Advisory Council celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. In celebration of that event, Pamela Kempton updated the history of geology at K-State, written originally by Dr. Joseph Chelikowsky. Click here to download a copy of the updated history.
Undergraduate student Hallie Bruce first became interested in Petrology during the spring 2018 semester while taking GEOL 503, taught by Dr. Kempton. In class, she learned more about magmatic and metamorphic processes through careful petrographic investigation and long hours observing thin sections through a petrographic microscope. It was then that she started to become more interested in economic geology and using petrology to understand the formation of ore-deposits, and during summer 2018, she decided to do a research project with Dr. Lacroix on the topic. As a result of her summer research experience, she has decided to work toward a senior thesis that will focus on one aspect of ore deposit petrology: fluid inclusions. Continue reading “Spotlight on undergraduate research”
The department of Geology is please to introduce our new postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Saugata Datta. Continue reading “Introducing New People”
The department of Geology is please to introduce our new postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Matt Totten. Continue reading “Welcome to Dr. Arash Kamari”
Water is one of the precious resources on the planet. As surface water supply has become less reliable and predictable, we rely more and more on groundwater. Continue reading “Constraining water migration aquifers with microgravity data”
Undergraduate student Mikaela Raeder first became interested in Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating during her Fall 2016 Geomorphology course, instructed by Dr. Joel Spencer. During this course, she had the opportunity to carry out a small-scale project on the dating of quartz crystals collected from the exposed fluvial terraces along Kings Creek on Konza Prairie Biological Station (Figure 1). This experience sparked her interest in undergraduate research and her current project on phytoliths. Continue reading “Highlight on Undergraduate Research”