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Archive – May 2014

Slideshow of Students taking beach profile measurements at Island Beach State Park for their course GEO 202 - Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate.
The Geosciences Department announced last week that the Geosciences Gem and Mineral Collection Search Engine is once again available to scientists and the general public, now at its new address — minerals.princeton.edu. The search engine can also be reached through the Geosciences website.
Two undergraduates have been selected to the Environmental Scholars Program by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). This two-year award was given to geosciences majors, Alison Campion ’16 and civil and environmental engineering major, Elliot Chang ‘16.
Scientists led by a Rutgers University geologist say the Jersey Shore is a world-class place to study sea level rise, and they plan to bombard a swath of the seabed off Long Beach Island with sound waves. Environmentalists, who might normally support research related to climate change, are aghast at the prospect, saying it might harm whales and other marine mammals, as well as New Jersey's vibrant summer seafood and tourism economy.
Scientists from around the world proposed for the first time candidate landing sites for the Mars Rover 2020 mission. One of the proposed sites advocated by Prof. Jack Mustard, a planetary geologist from Brown University, would land near Hargraves Crater and collect impact melt from its ejecta.
The good news for any passionate supporter of climate-change science is that negative media reports seem to have only a passing effect on public opinion, according to Princeton University and University of Oxford researchers. The bad news is that positive stories don’t appear to possess much staying power, either.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Gregory J. Finkelstein on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.
Discovery Day is organized as an annual poster show each May for students participating in the Program in Environmental Studies and for students receiving senior thesis field research support from PEI and the Grand Challenges Program. Six GEO/CHM Seniors participated on Friday, May 9, at the Carl Fields Center.
A one-day symposium showcasing presentations and open discussion of challenges and results from data-intensive research in the sciences and humanities. Friday, May 16, 2016, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, 120 Lewis Science Library.
All are cordially invited to join GEO/CHM Undergrads Andrea Beale '14, Claresta Joe-Wong '14 (CHM),Nathan Serota '14, Alan Southworth '14, and Regina Wang '14 as they participate in PEI's Discovery Day poster session on Friday, May 9th, 2014.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Nyssa Crompton on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis.