Ny Riavo Gilbertinie “Voary” Voarintsoa, former visiting scholar in Geosciences at Williams, has won the Geological Society of America’s John Montagne Award. The award supports research in the field of Quaternary geology/geomorphology and was presented at GSA’s 2016 Annual Conference in Denver. “Receiving this award has brightened my life. I’m so excited, I am thankful because people encourage me to
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) has given this year’s Neal Miner award to Prof. Bud Wobus. The award “honors exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences.” Among the many contributions NAGT cited in presenting the award, they made special note of Bud’s fifty years of teaching here at Williams and
Geosciences Assistant Professor Phoebe Cohen was recently featured in Science News for her work on ancient fossils that may represent the oldest shell-forming organisms on the planet. The fossils are from the Neoproterozoic Fifteenmile Group, in the Canadian Yukon. The full story can be read at Science News.
Has reading The Sixth Extinction left you wanting to know more about mass extinctions, climate change, sustainability, plate tectonics, or human impact on the environment? The Geosciences Department offers classes that expand on many of the subjects touched upon in Kolbert’s book. Browse below for classes to take this year or in future years.
WILLIAMS GEOSCIENCES BICENTENNIAL AND A FAREWELL TO CLARK HALL In 1817 Prof Amos Eaton (Williams Class of 1799, who later founded RPI) began the teaching of Geology at Williams, only the fifth college in the U.S. to do so. One year from now, as Reunion Weekend 2017 closes, the Geosciences department will commemorate the BICENTENNIAL of