Geology majors doing summer research

Several Cornell College geology majors will be doing research over the summer, both on campus and off.

Three geology majors have been awarded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates summer fellowships. Junior Angelique Gonzales will be studying stalagmites and past climates at the University of Texas, junior Amanda Houts will be at Northern Arizona University working on a project devoted to determining the ages of young lava flows near the Grand Canyon, and sophomore Scott Kottkamp will be at the University of Northern Iowa working on a to be determined research project.

In addition, junior Ni An will be this year’s Rogers Fellow, part of the Cornell Fellows program, at the University of South Carolina. ¬†Junior Aaron Campbell and sophomore Nicole Werling will be working for the Iowa Department of National Resources; junior Max Bertsos will be working with fossils at the Field Museum in Chicago; juniors Maggie Savage and Stephanie Wheeler will be conducting summer research on campus with Emily Walsh, associate professor of geology; and junior Setsen Altan-Ochir and sophomore KJ Passaro will be conducting summer research with Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology.