This summer, Princeton undergraduate students are gaining new perspectives and opportunities through internships in a variety of fields in more than 50 countries through the University's International Internship Program (IIP). GEO Undergrad Alyson Beveridge '16 describes her internship teaching English at The Tushita Foundation in Jaipur, India.
In response to NASA scientist James Hansen's paper, climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University affirmed: "If we cook the planet long enough at about two degrees warming, there is likely to be a staggering amount of sea level rise. Key questions are when would greenhouse-gas emissions lock in this sea level rise and how fast would it happen? The latter point is critical to understanding whether and how we would be able to deal with such a threat."
Prof. Jack Mustard and his graduate student, Kevin Cannon, at Brown University reported in Geology magazine that they had found impact glass in several craters on Mars. This discovery is particularly relevant to the Martian crater named after the late Princeton geoscience professor, Robert B. Hargraves *59. Mustard and his colleagues are proposing to land the Mars Rover 2020 on the impact ejecta from Hargraves Crater.
Geosciences recent graduate Preston Kemeny ’15 and undergrad Ethan Campbell ’16 embarked today on an oceanographic research cruise that will take them from Cape Town, South Africa, to the Antarctic winter sea-ice edge.
Prof. Em. Lincoln Hollister writes in NJ.com: "As a scientist who cares about evidence-based decision making, I'm astounded that Clean Ocean Action (COA) has chosen to misrepresent facts in order to shovel sand against sea level rise." Get the Facts on NJ Sea Levels: http://geology.rutgers.edu/images/stories/faculty/miller_kenneth_g/Sealevelfactsheet7112014update.pdf
Three Princeton University-related computer programs have been chosen to run on a new supercomputer that will deliver enhanced scientific findings when it begins crunching numbers in 2018. The three projects were among 13 selected to run in the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
Please join The Department of Geosciences in congratulating the
Class of 2015: Eric D. Bolton, Leticia M. Bombieri, Joan L. Cannon, Tiffany W. Cheung, Preston C. Kemeny, Trevor D. Klee, Sean P. McIntee, Yuem Park, Natalie Saenz, Stephen T. Soerens (GE) and Martin J. Wolf.
Event announcement for the Geosciences Alumni Reception 2015, Friday May 29, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Guyot Hall
More than 2,000 Princeton University students will graduate at Commencement on Tuesday, June 2. GEO Undergrad Joan Cannon '15 appears in this video and thanks her peers who helped her succeed to graduation (1:41).
The 2015 "Smilodon" alumni newsletter is now published and available in the department and online. Geosciences Alumni can look for copies to be delivered this summer.