Curious about a career in the sciences? Come by the PUGS Geosciences Alumni Panel and find out for yourself. A GEO Alumni Panel will be on-hand for Q+A discussions. Fri, Nov 14, 3-5pm, in the Great Hall.
Geosciences major Yuem Park ’15, a member of the inaugural cohort of PCUR correspondents, published his first blog, The Rocky Road: Not Always a Flat Trail, on October 7, 2014. PCUR stands for Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research, a new campus initiative developed by the Office of Undergraduate Research in collaboration with the Princeton Writing Program.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” And indeed, funding and supporting research projects is a priority for Princeton as well as many other institutions. But just because our society values research, it doesn’t mean that it’s a walk in the park to get a project funded. In fact, in many cases, it’s actually very difficult to get a project funded, even if it’s a highly worthwhile one.
A picture tells a thousand words, but even then it is often not the whole story. Geologic field research is frequently idealized in many people’s minds by the scenic landscape photographs that we take – open forests in beautiful river valleys, lush meadows along the tops of ridges, picturesque deserts, unbelievable views at the peaks of mountains… and, at its best, field research is indeed conducted in places like these.
EXPLORE THE EARTH OPENHOUSE poster and announcement: A date has been set for the Department of Geosciences fall open house on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at Guyot Hall, in the Great Hall.
A letter from Bess Ward regarding the Geosciences Graduate Research Symposium scheduled for fall 2011.
Dear Colleagues in GEO and AOS,
On behalf of the graduate student work committee in GEO, I invite all Graduate Students and faculty to participate in a Graduate Research Symposium that is planned for this fall. One objective is to facilitate communication and collaboration among graduate students at neighboring institutions, so take this opportunity to reach out to colleagues and poten