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The Senior Program

The Senior Program in geosciences is a two-semester course in which majors plan and pursue an independent senior project under the close supervision of at least one faculty member. The senior project is an integrating, culminating experience that draws on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first three years; for many students, it represents graduate-level work.

Recent projects in geosciences include:

  • Quantifying groundwater - surface water interaction using heat flow in Wood Creek, Oneida County, New York

  • Occurrence of lithium in groundwater of Franklin Springs, New York

  • Determining Accuracy and Constraints on Detecting Change Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Imagery and Structure from Motion (SfM) Software

  • Isotopic Mass Balance Survey and Analysis of Tupper Lake in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, New York

  • Ostracod assemblage analysis for paleoenvironmental reconstruction from the Pleistocene to Holocene Turkwel Cliff, West Turkana, Kenya

  • A Guide to Urban Paleontology: Selected Sites in Paris, France

  • A Guidebook to Selected Paleontologic Museums in Spain

  • Refined Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironmental Interpretations for the Lower Miocene Locherangan Locality in West Turkana, Kenya

  • The impacts of septic systems on groundwater and lake water quality, Westernville, New York

  • Historical Sedimentation in Adirondack Lakes: A Multi-Proxy Study

  • Determining lead content of soil along U.S. Highway 20 near Oriskany Falls, New York

  • The New York State Fossil: An Educational Booklet on Eurypterus remipes
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Contact Information


Geosciences Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4698 315-859-4807 geosciences@hamilton.edu
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