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Halliburton Awards Pick & Hammer with $20k Grant
Halliburton awarded a $20k grant to Pick & Hammer Club to assist in their outreach efforts and to bring interactive learning of geosciences to students of all ages. Pick & Hammer provide teachers with Mineral Kits and educational tools to spark an interest in earth sciences both in and out of the classroom. Cupcake coring is one way our students illustrate the process of collecting samples in the field. To contact a member from Pick & Hammer, please visit their website: Pick & Hammer.
Student Receives Outstanding Senior Award
Lauren McGraw was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award for the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy. Lauren will be graduating in May 2016 with a geology major and meteorology, chemistry, and math minors. She will also be graduating with honors and right now is on track to graduate Summa Cum Laude. As president of the Pick and Hammer Club, she and her fellow members have cultivated a very successful outreach program, which has been funded by Halliburton since August 2014, that has so far taught over 550 K-12 students about the geosciences through classroom and university visits.
Inhabiting the Anthropocene Blog
We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty at the University of Oklahoma dedicated to exploring the intellectual and the challenges raised by the Anthropocene. Through this blog we seek to foster and expand our conversation: by presenting our own reflections on the topic, and also by presenting readings from our various disciplines that we think contribute to the broad intellectual outlook the Anthropocene demands.
Geology Major featured in Sooner Sports
When one digs deep and goes beyond the surface, often times interesting and surprising things are revealed. The same is true for distance runner Grace Barber who is as eclectic as a Renaissance woman in an antique shop...If one digs a little deeper, you will notice that Barber, a geology major, is following in her father's footsteps. Off the course, she is leaving no stone unturned as she prepares for a career in discovering.
OU in Arezzo: Geology goes to Italy
During the first half of July 2015, Geology and Geophysics faculty and students traveled throughout Italy in participation of the OU in Arezzo study abroad program. Follow the adventures of their "Geology of Italy" tour.