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Deanna Nappi '15
Nappi ’15 Awarded NSF Antarctica Service Medal

Deanna Nappi ’15 was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal by the National Science Foundation. Nappi served aboard the L.M. Gould in October 2012 during a challenging expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.  More ...

left to right: Nora Boylan ’15, Professor Matt King, Ted Clemens ’14, Hannah Wagner ’15, Katie Smith ’13, Becca Straw ’14, and Isabelle Weisman ’15
Six Students Study GPS Data Evaluation

Six Hamilton Geoscience students participated in a National Science Foundation- and University of Tasmania-supported short course from  June 27 to June 29 in Hobart, Tasmania. The course was focused on teaching the introductory steps in processing continuous global positioning system (GPS) data strings from the U.S. Antarctic LARISSA cGPS network. This network was installed in the last four years as part of the LARsen Ice Shelf System Antarctica project and was, in part, installed with the assistance of Hamilton students.  More ...

From left, Daniel Lichtenauer '14, Elizabeth Huebner '13, Andrew Seraichick '13, Robert Clayton '15.
Measuring Microbial Diversity in Antarctica

Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick directed a group of four students on an adventure to Antarctica in 2012. They were part of a LARISSA expedition led by Principal Investigator Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies.  Andrew Seraichick ’13 was one of the students who explored and sampled the ocean waters that are now accessible after the Larson A ice shelves disintegrated.  More ...

Hamilton Authors Publish in SAA Archaeological Record

An article written by several members of the Hamilton community was published in the May issue of The SAA Archaeological Record, the magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.  More ...

 Jamie McLean '15 and Madison Beres '15 enjoying an introductory dive through Thetford Reef.
Domack, 18 Hamilton Students Head Down Under for Geology Field Course

Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, and 18 Hamilton College students left June 7 for a three-week field course to Australia and Tasmania. Three flights and 30 hours later the group landed in Cairns, a city located on the coast of Northeast Australia.

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Dave Tewksbury
National Geographic Presents Tewksbury Research

The National Geographic Daily News site published an article focused on research conducted by Geosciences Technician Dave Tewksbury on May 28. “Japan's Secret WWII Weapon: Balloon Bombs” described the Japanese plan to use balloon bombs propelled across the Pacific by jet stream currents to the United States. The story was an outgrowth of a poster Tewksbury presented at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in 2008.  More ...

Eugene Domack
DEC-funded Sylvan Beach Research Recognized

Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professorship of Environmental Studies, and students under his direction, have determined why Sylvan Beach has been eroding for the past century and have discovered how to address the situation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local politicians on May 21 was held to open the beach for the season and to recognize the contributions that Domack and his team have made toward solving the problem.  More ...

Icebreaker Araon in the Ice
Domack and Christ '11 Continue Antarctica Research

On Thursday, April 11, 18 members of the LARISSA (Larsen Ice Shelf System Antarctica) science team and 26 additional scientists from the Korean Polar Research Institute sailed from  Chile toward the Antarctic Peninsula on the Korean Icebreaker Research Vessel ARAON. Among the LARISSA researchers are Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professorship of Environmental Studies, and his former advisee, alumnus Andrew Christ ’11, who is providing continuing information and images throughout the expedition via a blog on the LARISSA site.  More ...

Rachel Cackett '13 at the Geological Society of America Northeastern section meeting.
Rachel Cackett ’13 Presents Poster at Geological Society of America

Rachel B. Cackett ’13, a double major in geosciences and art, presented a poster titled “A Laboratory Exercise for Paleontology: Environmental Analysis Using Invertebrate Fossils” at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America – Northeastern Section.  More ...

Marko Nikic '13 at the Northeastern Storm Conference.
Marko Nikic '13 Presents Research at Northeastern Storm Conference

Marko Nikic ’13, a geosciences major, presented a poster titled “Correlating the North Atlantic Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation to Central New York’s 2011-2012 Winter Weather” at the 38th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held in Rutland, Vt., on March 8-10.  More ...

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