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Senior Laboratory Technician Rick Conrey examines a tray of melted samples just removed from the furnace at a temperature of 1800 F.
New XRF Lab Offers Chemical Analyses

In the field of geochemical analysis, Hamilton has done what few other small colleges have attempted. This year, an earth materials analytical instrument known as an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer began operation within the Geosciences Department, enabling Hamilton and other academic institutions to have access to exceptionally high quality chemical data.    More ...

Matt Bleich '18 and Greg Rahn with Hamilton's new atomic absorption spectrometer.
Hamilton Receives Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Science students returned this fall to find a significant addition to the analytical capabilities of the Chemistry Department: a PerkinElmer AAnalyst 600 Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer. The instrument, donated by ICON, plc, enables users to detect and quantify trace elements in water, soil and sediments, and other matrices.  More ...

Professor Barbara Tewksbury and astronaut Victor Glover in the field in New Mexico.
Tewksbury Co-authors Paper on Astronaut Training

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury co-authored an article in the August issue of GSA Today, a publication of the Geological Society of America. “Geologic Training for America’s Astronauts” describes the rationale for changes over the past eight years in geology training for astronaut candidates and the focus for future geology training.  More ...

Mary Langworthy '17 and Mary Margaret Allen '17
Fossilized Traces: the Search for a Window into the Past

For Mary Langworthy ’17 and Mary Margaret Allen ’17, the geology trip to Turkana, Kenya, was not only a great research experience, but also a true adventure. Supervised by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Catherine Beck, they visited East African Rift and described sedimentary rock sequences and collected samples that will be used for further analysis back at school.  More ...

Adirondacks Regions Map
Two Students Win Adirondack Council Writing Contest

Two Hamilton College students won first and second prize in the Wilderness Writing Contest sponsored by the Adirondack Council this spring.  They were selected based on letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which they expressed reasons why the state should expand the High Peaks Wilderness Area.   More ...

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 ...

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