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Faculty and Students Travel to Belize to Study Tropical Environments

Posted April 9, 2015
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The 12 students enrolled in this year’s Coasts in Transition 360° joined Bryn Mawr faculty members Thomas Mozdzer (Biology), Maja Šešelj (Anthropology), and Don Barber (Geology) on a spring break trip to Belize where they examined tropical environments and conducted marine ecology research. While in Belize, the group was immersed in two distinct tropical ecosystems […]

Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Department Still Rocks

Posted March 26, 2015
Clair Johnson

Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department is the subject of a feature in the latest Main Line Today. From “Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Department Still Rocks”: On the first day of Arlo Weil’s basic geology classes at Bryn Mawr College, he shows his students a skyline view of a major city. His point is simple: There’s nothing […]

Geology’s Don Barber Quoted in Baltimore Sun Article on Rip Tides

Posted August 28, 2014

Associate Professor of Geology Don Barber was quoted by The Baltimore Sun for an article on the dangerous rip tides that have been occurring at Maryland beaches this summer. According to the article, 850,000 cubic yards of sand from offshore were pumped across the beaches this spring but no storms came through soon after to redistribute […]

State-of-the-Art Geochemistry Lab Serves Students, Faculty and Visiting Scientists

Posted July 10, 2014
Clair Johnson

When Carie M. Frantz wanted to study the chemical makeup of stromatolites from Wyoming to better understand the environment of the area during the warmest period of the Cenozoic Era, she knew she’d have to conduct her research in a lab with state-of-the art equipment, specifically an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Frantz, who […]

For Nancy Toure ’15, Collaborative Research Highlights Career Path

Posted June 4, 2014
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As the first person in her family to apply to college, Nancy wasn’t sure about Bryn Mawr. In fact, women’s colleges weren’t even on her radar. But on visiting, she loved Bryn Mawr’s sense of community and the relationships with Haverford and Swarthmore (aka, the Tri-College Consortium). And Bryn Mawr hasn’t disappointed: “You meet lifelong […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Featured in Mashable/Intel Video Feature

Posted May 15, 2014

Sophomore Marian Bechtel is the subject of a feature article and video on Mashable.com – part of a series highlighting the work of young inventors. The piece was part of the Building The Future Today campaign, a partnership between Mashable, a publication dedicated to showcasing digital innovation, and semiconductor chip maker, Intel. The article and […]

NSF Funding Allows Geology Chair Arlo Weil and Students to Study Andes Mountains

Posted April 30, 2014
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Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the Geology department, and long-time colleague Adolph Yonkee of Weber State University have received approximately $325,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to study the tectonic and deformation history of the portion of the Andes mountains found in Argentina. Much of the funding from the […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Presents at TEDxTEEN Event in NYC

Posted March 12, 2014

Marian Bechtel ’16 was selected as a presenter at the TEDxTEEN event held in New York City on March 1. Her presentation, “Banjos, Landmines, & Saying Yes,” described her research; combining a love of music with an interest in landmine detection, and the decisions she made to make it all happen. “The minute I walked on […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Alumnae Present Research at National Geology Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

Bryn Mawr students Danyelle Phillips ’14, Emily Garcia ’14, and Nancy Toure ’15 and Haverford student Abby Fullen joined Assistant Professor Pedro Marenco at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Alumnae Julie Griffin ’11 and Anna Woodson ’12 also presented research at the conference. The students gave poster presentations […]

Students Present Research at Summer Science Poster Session

Posted October 3, 2013

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last month, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Bryn Mawr Geologists and Students Study the Causes of Key Biodiversity Event

Posted May 2, 2013
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After looking to better understand Earth’s most devastating mass extinction, Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco and his students have now turned to a period in which life flourished dramatically. “Contrasting long-term global and short-term local redox proxies during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event: A case study from Fossil Mountain, Utah, USA” is the second […]

Geology Students and Professor Explore Arctic Sea Floor

Posted October 18, 2012

Last fall Evan Rivers was a sophomore who had planned on being a chemistry major but was thinking about switching to Geology. At the same time, Kelsey Meisenhelder, a Haverford student majoring in Geology at Bryn Mawr, was spending a semester in Hawaii, led by her interest in volcanoes. An article on Bryn Mawr’s website […]

Students Present Research Findings in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, and More at Poster Session

Posted September 20, 2012

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last week, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Bryn Mawr Geology Team’s Experiment in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight Program Chronicled in New Video

Posted September 13, 2012

As we reported in July, a team of six geology majors and their faculty adviser, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this summer taking part in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in which student researchers are able to do experiments in near-zero gravity aboard a specially modified Boeing 727 that’s been dubbed “The […]

Geology Majors Test “Martian Soil” With NASA Microgravity Program

Posted July 26, 2012
Left to right: Christina, Alice, Mary, Hannah, Simona, Danyelle

A team of six geology majors and their faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this month taking part in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in which student researchers are able to do experiments in near-zero gravity aboard a specially modified Boeing 727 that’s been dubbed “The Vomit Comet.”

Making up the team was Alice Clark ’12, Simona Clausnitzer ’14, Hannah Gatz-Miller ’12, Christina Lee ’12, Danyelle Phillips ’14, Mary Schultz ’12, and Anna Woodson ’12. Woodson was unable to travel to Houston.

Geology Chair’s Research on Curved Mountain Ranges Featured in Geological Society’s Monthly Magazine

Posted July 26, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Geology Chair Arlo Weil is featured on the cover of the July edition of GSA Today, the Geological Society of America’s monthly science and news magazine. Weil’s ongoing research to try to unravel the mystery of bended mountain ranges is the subject of the magazine’s lead article, “Buckling an Orogen: The Catabrian Orocline.”

Geology Professor and Students Look for Clues to Understanding Environment Following Mass Extinction

Posted July 24, 2012
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New research findings by Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco–aimed at understanding the environment following Earth’s most dramatic mass extinction–will appear in the August print edition of Geology and are now available online.

New Geochemistry Lab Allows Faculty and Students to Complete Cutting-Edge Research in a Liberal-Arts Setting

Posted March 8, 2012
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Bryn Mawr’s new Geochemsitry Lab Suite brings the latest technology to students and faculty as they work to unlock answers to everything from climate change to the Earth’s most severe known extinction event.