Assessing Coral Reef Health Geology Professor Lisa Greer and Computer Science Professor Joshua Stough combine efforts to create automated method to assess the health of the reefs.
2013 Geology Picnic and Awards Congratulations to the Clay, Rose, and Lauren, who defended theses this afternoon, and to all who received awards at the picnic! It was a lovely evening to have a departmental dinner and celebrate the (almost) end of Winter Term.
Ryan Hartman '12 Awarded a Fulbright Geology and Russian Area Studies double major Ryan Hartman of Yorktown, Va. received a grant for postgraduate study from the prestigious Fulbright Program Ryan will conduct research in Kazakhastan.
Geology Alumni in Art in Science Exhibit Works by three W&L Geology alums are included in the Art in Science Exhibit. Scroll through the images to see Chris Bowring's rendering of the Grand Canyon in chalk (page one, image 6/20), Grace Browder Gray's Cross-section of the Paleo Roanoke-Albemarle River Channel (page one, image 13/20), and Edgar Spencer's image of Catoctin Formation (page two, 6/13).
2012 Geology Picnic and Awards After Matt, Liz, Lizzy, Maya, and Natalie defended their theses on March 30, the department headed out to Chris and Lisa Connors' to enjoy dinner and department awards.
Congratulations to Geology's Scholar-Athletes for Fall 2011! Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 166 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50
NSF Grant Funds Replacement Electron Microscope at W&L An award of $355,319 from the National Science Foundation will allow Washington and Lee University to replace its much-used but outdated scanning electron microscope with a state-of-the art version.
"The existing machine works well for teaching purposes," said Jeffrey Rahl, assistant professor of geology at W&L and principal investigator for the grant application, "but in terms of producing publishable cutting edge research, it's too old. The new equipment will have capabilities that are much more powerful than our current microscope."
David Harbor, Jeffrey Rahl Present Findings at Geology Meeting David Harbor, professor of geology, and Jeffrey Rahl, assistant professor of geology, both of Washington and Lee, presented the results of their summer research to approximately 6,000 geoscientists at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October.