The Lab Work Realities of Paleoclimate Research

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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 […]

A Norwegian Adventure: Research Edition

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On May 10th I departed from Washington Dulles International Airport for the Lofoten Islands. Just twenty-four hours prior to my departure I had completed my last final in Earth Structure & Dynamics, my last geology core class. Within a day I had packed my belongings, driven the 3 hours home to Northern Virginia, repacked for […]