Many of our students conduct research either with one of the professors in the geology dept., the Keck Geology Consortium, or at other national labs and NSF REU programs. Students conduct research during the summer, through independent studies during the year and through their theses. Students receiving funding assistance from the R. Preston Hawkins IV Geology Award; the Samuel J. Kozak-Odell S. McGuire-Edgar W. Spencer-Frederick L. Schwab Award; and the Frank G Young Award.
Note there is a thesis requirement of the BS degree in geology. The abstracts of the W&L Geology Theses over the years are quite varied.
Below are this year's thesis research.