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”
Category: Spring 2019
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 K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Alumni Association, the President’s Office and the Deans Council, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. We are pleased to count Woody Leel (Bachelor in Geology, class of 1966) as a recipient of this prestigious fellowship. Well done Woody!
Since 1983, the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.
Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university – not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni.
Learn more about Woody Leel