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Four geology students from Northern Arizona University will spend part of their summer in a volcanic field in central Mexico, paid for by a grant from the 100,000 Strong for the Americas program.
The geophysics course, which assistant geology professor Ryan Porter will lead with support from geology professor Michael Ort, will connect NAU and the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), the largest university in Mexico. The NAU group will join four students and two professors from UNAM to… Read more
Rocks tell stories from millions of years ago, but even today new meanings can surface from a field that rests on ancient events.
Thomas Hoisch, associate dean for research and professor of geology in the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University, suspects that what geologists have concluded about detachment faults since their discovery 45 years ago is ready for revision, and that he is working in an ideal place—literally—to show it.
The Funeral Mountains in Death… Read more
For graduates of NAU’s geology program, landing a job at Pioneer Natural Resources Company feels a bit like returning to old stomping grounds.
The Texas-based independent oil and gas company actively recruits geology interns from the university and employs numerous NAU alums. In fact, in every decade since the 1970s, Pioneer has counted NAU graduates among its staff of geoscientists.
The relationship was initiated by David Sanders, retiring corporate geoscience director at Pioneer and a two-time NAU alum. When Sanders was… Read more