The strength of the Geoscience Department lies in its breadth, offering an impressive range of experiences for students through a tradition of field trips and other geological events and activities. But equally important is the collaborative and congenial environment in which students thrive, bolstered by a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Stories from the Field
Chelsea Volpano, MS Student
My MS thesis research focuses on coastal erosion along Lake Michigan shorelines. I use high-precision GPS methods and a single-beam echosounder to generate bathymetric maps that are integrated into nearshore numerical modelling software to predict change related to storms. My field site is near Two Rivers, Wisconsin, within Point Beach State Forest.
Diversity and Inclusion in Geoscience
We aim to create and promote an atmosphere that not only protects every community member against discrimination and bias, but also encourages respect and value for varying perspectives and backgrounds.