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Geology Department common area
Introductory geology courses provide students with the fundamentals of geology and an opportunity to explore the local geology.
The mineralogy and petrology lab has high power microscopes and microscope cameras for identifying minerals.
The wet lab is used in the sedimentology, hydrogeology, and geomorphology courses.
The scanning electron microscope is used in the mineralogy course, the petrology course, and for student and faculty research.
The GIS (geographic information systems) and Visualization Lab has nine workstations, a large format scanner, and a large format printer.
We also have research labs for student and faculty research.
The student room provides students a space to work, store belongings, relax between classes, and, from time to time, watch movies.
We use the seminar room for Geology Club meetings, Junior and Senior seminar, and for lunch and other gatherings.
Every major gets their geologic name placed on a mug. After graduation, your mug and your senior thesis wait for you to visit in the seminar room.
We also use the seminar room for the annual holiday rock exchange. Good cheer and rocks are had by all.
This is our petrified wood display. Display cases for our famous B.H. Beane collection of crinoids found near Le Grand, Iowa are under construction.
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