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Ben Lake

April 07, 2022 01:28 PM
Ben Lake is a master’s student in the Department of Geological Sciences from Montpelier, Idaho. He enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, and landscape photography.
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Sydney Richards

March 30, 2022 04:57 PM
Sydney is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences at BYU. Her research uses ground penetrating radar to understand carbonate beach depositional systems as they apply to petroleum reservoir research.
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Brigham Cardon

March 30, 2022 04:54 PM
Brigham is a Senior in the geology department. He used to run on BYU'S track team, plays ultimate Frisbee, and LOVES board games.
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Kendra Caskey

March 30, 2022 04:51 PM
Kendra is a Senior in the Department of Geological Sciences. She enjoys playing the piano and violin, reading, and swimming! She also likes making jewelry out of the gems she finds!
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Annalise Bassett

March 30, 2022 04:48 PM
Annalise Basset is a Junior in the Department of Geological Sciences! She likes being outside, whether it be camping, hiking, or reading! She also plays piano and cello.
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Jakobi Baumman

March 30, 2022 04:41 PM
Jakobi is a Freshman in the Department of Geological Sciences! He currently plays the trombone in BYU’s marching band, and he also enjoys playing tennis in his free time.
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Abby Mangum

March 30, 2022 04:38 PM
Abby is a Masters student in the Department of Geological Sciences. She is from Springville, Utah. She loves to do “right-brain hobbies,” like crocheting, knitting, and painting in her free time!
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Emma Gosselin

March 30, 2022 04:35 PM
Emma is a freshman in the Department of Geological Sciences from upstate New York. She loves spending time with friends, hiking outside, and everything graphic design.
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Rachel Hansen

March 30, 2022 04:28 PM
Rachel is an Earth and Space Science Education major in the Department of Geological Sciences. The only thing she loves more than geology is her dog, Bandit, and her husband Ben. She likes “nerding it" out in her free time, with things like family history, crocheting, analyzing film, and astronomy.
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Michael Gerken

March 30, 2022 04:21 PM
Michael Gerken is a freshman in the Department of Geological Sciences! He just got back from serving his mission in India! He enjoys anything to do with being outside, from hiking to camping.
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Student Spotlight: Javier Matos

November 01, 2021 01:09 PM
"I knew I wanted to study something that could keep me active, traveling and in nature, and seeing my father doing that sparked a genuine interest in me about geology."
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Stunning Images of Iceland Volcano Captured by BYU Geology Professor

November 01, 2021 11:29 AM
Although she's trekked up volcanoes worldwide, a 2021 trip to Iceland proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for BYU geological sciences professor Jani Radebaugh.
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Student Spotlight: Richard Williams

October 29, 2021 03:57 PM
"As a kid, my father would take us around looking for semi-precious stones because he makes jewelry and does lapidary. Being around these rocks started my curiosity and since then I have been interested in the Earth."
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Hawaiian minerals increasing lung infection rates on the islands, BYU study finds

December 02, 2020 02:00 PM
If you have severe asthma, underlying pulmonary conditions or are immunocompromised, Hawaii's atmosphere may not be the place for you.
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How are local dry lakes impacting air quality and human health?

December 09, 2019 09:23 AM
New research from BYU’s geological sciences department found that about 90 percent of dust in Utah’s Wasatch Front comes from the west desert, an area that was once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville but that is now a dried lakebed.
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BYU researchers dig up ways to improve Utah Lake

August 01, 2019 01:08 PM
Researchers at BYU examined the sediment content of Utah Lake and its connection to toxic cyanobacteria
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Dust storms on Saturn’s largest moon: what can they tell us about Earth’s dunes?

October 08, 2018 10:00 PM
The images showed three unusual brightenings over fields of dunes near the equator of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Captured by the Cassini spacecraft, the images provided a glimpse of an environmental phenomenon only otherwise seen on Earth and Mars: dust storms.
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Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto's dunes 

May 30, 2018 10:00 PM
An international team of scientists have discovered a series of dunes on Pluto — a finding that indicates the planet's surface is younger and more dynamic than previously thought.

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The extraordinary geological adventures of Hannah Bonner

April 19, 2018 10:00 PM
While at BYU, Hannah Bonner led the BYU Mars Rover science team, published a book with maps of prehistoric Utah, studied landslide risks near the Three Gorges Dam in China and researched toxic algae blooms in Utah Lake.

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BYU profs discover Moabosaurus in excavations from Utah's 'gold mine'

April 12, 2017 10:00 PM
Meet Utah’s newly discovered dinosaur, Moabosaurus utahensis, whose past offers insights into the state’s ancient history.

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