Final Update: Looking Forward

I will be continuing my research as an honors thesis in the Geology department and I am very much looking forward to the results of the research eight months from now. Looking forward, I hope to complete a pollen analysis to determine what kind of plants are present in the lake catchment. Changes in vegetation […]

A Summer of Lake Core Data


By late July I had much of my data together. I had collected and run over 200 samples from three different cores, conducted magnetic susceptibility on three cores, taken photos of five cores and had split over seven cores. It was an exhausting process, but being able to look at the tangible results was very […]

The Lab Work Realities of Paleoclimate Research


Last summer I was fortunate enough to have participated in an REU (research experience for undergraduates) in New York City. For ten weeks I conducted a volcanology project that researched the ascent rate of magma from a past volcanic eruption. I investigated Volcan de Fuego, located in Guatemala, and used FTIR to measure how much […]