Ellen Stofan '83, NASA's chief scientist, was on campus during the week before Charter Day.
Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.
Geology professor Christopher Bailey and John Hollis '12 continue to explore Virginia's faults.
When Geology on Wheels rolls into an elementary school, the star is usually obsidian—at least as far as the kids are concerned.
Appraised at $514,000, the collection of 115 minerals contains more than 500 specimens.
When it comes to the hard work of evolutionary paleontology, you can't beat the humble clam. Actually, you need a very large stack of humble clam fossils, because when you're tracing the mechanisms that drive evolution, you need a lot of individuals.
Macdonald is Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary. She is one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, given every two years by Baylor University.
Geologists at William & Mary are analyzing a possible contributing cause of the deaths at Jamestown Island during the Starving Time of 1609 and 1610—bad drinking water.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook central Virginia was felt up and down the East Coast. Geology Professor Chuck Bailey was called on to explain the event.
Every spring, the geology department offers a course intended to expose students to geology where it really happens- in the field. The 2011 trip took 24 students and two professors to west Texas for a two week adventure in field geology.
Heather Macdonald is passionate about the earth sciences and equally passionate about the teaching of earth sciences.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, has been proclaimed the winner of the Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).
Seniors in the geology department do a whirlwind tour from the bottom of a slate quarry to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Join Professor Chuck Bailey's Earth Structure & Dynamics class for a look at William & Mary Geology students in the field.
Paleontologist Rowan Lockwood received the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the highest award given to young faculty members at the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Rowan Lockwood, Kate McClure('09), and Karin Ohmann('09) are collaborating with colleague's from the Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca, NY) and Syracuse University to document the impact of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum climate change on the evolution and ecology of a group of clams called venericards.