Dozens of geoscience instructors across the nation gathered at William & Mary recently to discuss ways to enhance student success in earth-science programs at America’s two-year colleges.
The College of William & Mary hosted the 2011 Digital Mapping Techniques Conference in May.
Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan returned to her alma mater in April and talked up a storm - not your usual storm, but an incredibly cold tempest in which liquid methane takes the place of rainwater, which falls on water frozen literally hard as rock.
The storied history of Geology's diabase plaque: a curious rock plaque depicting Snoopy, the famed Peanuts cartoon character, flanked by the mysterious Latin words, "Dolor Magnus!"
Every Spring Semester, William & Mary's Geology department offers just that with the ever-popular course "Geology 310 - Regional Field Geology." The day after graduation, 27 students and Professor Chuck Bailey headed west from Williamsburg.
In early October, over 9,000 earth scientists descended on Houston, Texas for the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. William & Mary's Geology department was well represented by past and current students and a core of faculty.
The Geology Department has a long tradition of communal field trips that bring together students, from experienced seniors to freshmen in their first geology class, and faculty for a weekend of exploration and learning. And this spring's trip may start a new tradition...
College students volunteer their precious free time to visit neighboring elementary schools with a red wagon in tow, piled high with lesson materials from rocks and minerals to Virginia's fossils to geology as a career.