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School of Rock

Over the past 4+ years, I’ve learned that if nothing else, working on your PhD will take you to some unexpected places. This summer, it was a drillship. For a geoscience education workshop. For three weeks. Almost every year the International Oceanic Discovery Program (IODP) holds a workshop called School of Rock…

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Imaging the first light produced after the Big Bang…capturing solar wind… studying pristine rocks from the moon…Sounds like science fiction, right? However, a group of graduate students from the Jackson School were able to visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and witness first-hand the research, instruments, and facilities that you only…

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(Grand) Stairway to Tyrannosaurs: A Call to Protect Our Public Lands

For the last seven field seasons, I’ve worked in the Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah with paleontologists from the University of Utah (where I earned my master’s degree working on extinct turtles; Fig. 1), the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the…

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