Geosciences in the World
Our students traveled a lot of miles this year, going out into the field to observe, analyze, and learn about the world. Trips included a Maymester in Costa Rica, summer in Montana, visits to Wormsloe State Historic Site, and, among others, extensive field experiences in the metro-Atlanta area on downtown streets and in the Proctor Creek Watershed. Our faculty members traveled far and wide, to Hong Kong, Belize, Morocco, Switzerland, and France, to present research and to collaborate with fellow scholars.
Study Abroad in Costa Rica: Volcanism, tectonics and continental crust building in Costa Rica had a successful year with collaborations with Universidad de Costa Rica, Electric Institute of Costa Rica and the Costa Rican National Park Service. Alongside with these institutions, students produced a geologic map of Chirripo National Park, determined the ages of volcanic events in Poas Volcano National Park, characterized the type of volcanism and geomorphology of volcanic deposits in Tenorio Volcano National Park and collected tectonic deformation data in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in deformed turbidite deposits.
Dr. Paulo Hidalgo also let the Montana field camp, a six-week experience for our geologists-in-training.
Dr. Brian Meyer led several trips to Wormsloe State Historic Site.
Dr. Katherine Hankins led weekly field trips in her “Contemporary Urban Theory and Issues͛” course during Spring 2017. Students met community developers, grassroots organizers, and urban planners, who led them through different neighborhoods in the city to better understand urban politics and neighborhood change. In fall 2017, students observed public spaces in downtown Atlanta.