Using animal teeth to reconstruct our ancestors’ environment

by David Patterson, George Washington University My research focuses on placing Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution within a high-resolution ecological context. My dissertation focuses on the Turkana Basin of northern Kenya and Ethiopia, which can be an extremely difficult place to work. However, this region documents many of the most important events in hominin evolution. Thus, it is the… Read More Using animal teeth to reconstruct our ancestors’ environment

Why Geoscience Students Should be Applying to the GeoCorps™ America Program NOW

Greetings, my name is Ben Merrill, former GeoCorps™ America (GeoCorps) participant, and it is my pleasure to be writing this contribution to the Geological Society of America Guest Blog. I am here to fill you in on why you, as a geoscience student, should be applying for the GeoCorps Program right now. Luckily for you,… Read More Why Geoscience Students Should be Applying to the GeoCorps™ America Program NOW

GeoCorps™ America Blog – Ode to Cañon City, the BLM, and Rock Lovers

by Sarah Doyle After a meeting in Denver last June, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) GIS Specialist and my mentor, Ben Zank, and I drove back to Cañon City, Colorado (home of the Royal Gorge and the BLM’s Royal Gorge Field Office).  That happened to be the day the Black Forest fire north of Colorado… Read More GeoCorps™ America Blog – Ode to Cañon City, the BLM, and Rock Lovers

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park: An Unexpected Place for Some Unexpected Science

by Ivan Gabriel Carabajal  Introduction I had never heard of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) before applying for the Geological Society of America’s Mosaics in Science program. 2013 marked the debut of Mosaics in Science, and I first heard about the program just a few days before the application deadline.… Read More Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park: An Unexpected Place for Some Unexpected Science

My Life as a GeoCorps Participant at Denali National Park and Preserve

by Amy Atwater  I first heard about the GeoCorps™ America  program from my good friend and long-time mentor, Ted Fremd. He told me all about the program, but mostly about the geology. “Just miles and miles of unexplored land,” he said, “and the helicopters reveal the most spectacular sights you’ve ever seen!” I was a sophomore… Read More My Life as a GeoCorps Participant at Denali National Park and Preserve