Ohio University

Geological Sciences Undergraduate Research

Paleontology students collect samples on a field trip to Maysville.
Paleontology students collect samples on a field trip to Maysville.

Opportunities in Geological Sciences

Undergraduate geology students at Ohio University get to work in the field with renowned faculty as well as doing their own work on senior thesis projects.

Here are some of their stories:

Emily Simpson – Researched a Senior Thesis on "The Effect of Sampling Processing on X-Ray Diffraction Peaks of Dolomite: Implications for Studies of Shock Metamorphosed Materials." (Adviser: Dr. Keith Milam)
   
Christian Thomas
– Researched a Senior Thesis on “Insight Into the Evolving Composition of Augustine Volcano’s Source Magma From a Low-K Dacite.” (Adviser: Dr. Patricia Nadeau)
   
James Fox – Researched a Senior Thesis on “A Petrographic Analysis of the Black Hand and Sharon Sandstones in Central and Southeastern Ohio.” (Adviser: Dr. Greg Nadon)
   
Emma Swaninger – Researched a Senior Thesis on “Large burrows in fluvial deposits of the Early Permian (Asselian) Dunkard Group, southeast Ohio, USA.” (Adviser: Dr. Daniel Hembree)