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Carolyn Dash
Dash Co-Authors Article in Landscape Ecology

“Land cover influences boreal-forest fire responses to climate change: geospatial analysis of historical records from Alaska,” an article co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences Carolyn Dash, was recently published in the journal Landscape Ecology.  More ...

Alexander Doig '16 received an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award for his presentation at the Geological Society of America Northeastern Section meeting.
Geoscience Majors Present at GSA Meeting

Several senior geosciences majors presented their senior thesis research results at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern Section meeting held in Albany, N.Y., last month. Alexander Doig received an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award for his presentation of “Orientation, Spatial Distribution, and Chemical Composition of Paleozoic Diabase Dikes on Swans Island and Neighboring Islands, Penobscot Bay, Maine.”  More ...

Gaela Dennison-Leonard '16
Dennison-Leonard '16 Receives $30K Watson Award

Gaela Dennison-Leonard ’16 has been named a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2016-17. Her project “Robes for the Modern Woman: Monastic Women and Community Strength” will take her to India, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.  More ...

Dr. Robert Ballard speaks with Marine Biology and Geomicrobiology students in the Taylor Science Center.
Under the Sea

Oceanographer Robert Ballard detailed many of the revolutionary discoveries that have filled his 57-year-long career in a Chapel lecture titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present, and Future” on March 30. Prior to the lecture he met with Hamilton Marine Biology  and Geomicrobiology classes and science faculty.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

Ian Dunning '16 at the 41st annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Ian Dunning ’16 Presents Research on 2014 Local Tornado

Ian T. Dunning ’16 presented a poster titled “A Deadly Tornado in Upstate New York:  The Smithfield Tornado of 2014” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on March 4-6.    More ...

Second graders make their own slime in chemistry.
Time for Slime

Hamilton College students are currently on spring break but that didn’t prevent science faculty from mesmerizing some other willing students with awe-inspiring demonstrations this week.  More ...

Samantha Graber '16
Graber '16 Presents Poster at Northeastern Storm Conference

Samantha Graber ’16 presented a poster titled “The Hardscrabble Wind Farm in Herkimer County: A Five-Year Update” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held in Saratoga Springs on March 4-6. The work she presented was based on her senior thesis with Prof. Cynthia Domack in the Hamilton College Geosciences Department.  More ...

Kevin Herrera '16 presented a poster at the Northeastern Storm Conference.
Herrera ’16 Presents at Northeastern Storm Conference

Kevin A. Herrera ’16 presented a poster titled “Lightning Protection: Past, Present and Future on the Hamilton College Campus” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held March 4-6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His work was based on his senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.  More ...

Claire Sayler '12 and Professor Barbara Tewksbury are shown conducting fieldwork in Egypt on the NSF OISE Web banner.
Desert Eyes Project Featured on NSF Website

A photo from the Desert Eyes Project appears on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering Website banner. The photo, part of a rotating series, shows Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and professor of geosciences, and Claire Sayler ’12 doing fieldwork in Egypt.  More ...

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