Graduating as a Geosciences major prepares students for jobs in environmental consulting, in teaching, and in commercial fields such as energy and resource extraction.
Many students continue to graduate schools accross the country. Recent graduates have gone to M.I.T., Woods Hole, Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, University of Washington, and U.C. Santa Cruz, among others. Since 1996, six of our majors have won NSF graduate fellowships, more than in any undergraduate program in the entire country. We stay in close contact with many of our alumni, and often see them at meetings and elsewhere.
We are proud of our accomplished Alumni!
Just to highlight a few…
William B. F. Ryan ’61, elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Ryan was elected fellow for pioneering work in the discovery of major catastrophic flooding events and for seminal studies of processes at mid-ocean ridge axes and passive continental margins.
William F. Ruddiman ’64, elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Ruddiman was elected fellow for pioneering work in the fields of marine geology and paleoceonography and for outstanding leadership in the synthesis and communication of advance in paleoclimate science.
Robert S. Anderson ’74, elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Cathryn Manduca ’80, 2004 Excellence in Geophysical Education Award Winner
Manduca received the Excellence in Geophysical Education Award at the AGU Joint Assembly Honors Ceremony, which was held on 19 May 2004 in Montreal, Canada. The award honors “a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group.”
Check out a recent article published in the Huffington Post about Katie White ’11, here.
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