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Congratulations James Smith!

Geology & Geophysics junior James Smith has won 2nd place in the Undergraduate category at the 2014 State of the Coast Convention for his poster titled "Patterns of sediment accumulation over decadal time scales in the Breton Sound basin." James conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Sam Bentley. The convention took place March 18-20 in New Orleans.

2014 Rockstar Poster Competition

On Friday March 21, the Department of Geology & Geophysics held our annual Rockstar Poster Competition. The contest features student driven research showcased by the students themselves. Approximately 20 students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, competed in this years competition.  

Peter Clift Blogs His Journey on the Joides Resolution

Dr. Peter Clift, Charles T. McCord Professor, is currently blogging his experiences onboard the Joides Resolution a seagoing research vessel in the South China Sea. Dr. Clift will be spending roughly two months on board collecting cores and logging three sites in the oceanic basement. Catch up and keep up with the beginnings of his journey by visiting

Undergraduate Student Presents at AASP

Geology & Geophysics senior Madison Kymes recently presented his research "Palynological evaluation of Oligocene and Miocene sections from King George Island, Antarctica" at the 2013 AASP Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Madison was one of only two undergraduate student's who made the cut to attend and present at the conference.