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Cultivating Positive Mental Health in the Geosciences

Warning: This post discusses sensitive topics that may be triggering for some individuals. If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide, please know that you are not alone, and contact the National Suicide and Crisis Hotline by calling or texting 988. Please visit: for additional resources. According to…

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MCS Survey of the Blake Plateau

Description of MCS fieldwork: With the guidance of my advisors Harm Van Avendonk and Nathan Bangs, I have been analyzing marine seismic reflection data from the Blake Plateau and Carolina Trough regions, proximal to the Florida/Georgia/Carolinas coast. Our work draws from a combination of existing data (from International Ocean Drilling…

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A Day in the Life of an Interior Alaskan Geologist: Fieldwork as an Endurance Sport

Anyone who knows me would describe me as extreme. I live a life full of adventure, and, for me, it doesn’t get much more adventurous than the Alaskan interior. Upon the completion of my master’s degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it was only fitting that I became an…

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Geoscientist Highlights

Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! We are celebrating by highlighting some incredible Hispanic geoscientists and providing related resources. To begin, we want to shine the spotlight on planetary geologist, Dr. Adriana Ocampo. Dr. Adriana Ocampo Dr. Adriana Ocampo was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1955, and then moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr….

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Experiences at Quadrennial Conferences

Scientific conferences are exciting occasions to be at and are certainly a crucial part of grad school life. Conferences give us the platform to share our research with our scientific communities, and beyond. Often the big conferences like the Geological Society of America (GSA), the American Geophysical Union (AGU) or…

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