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Geo-Badgering: Student Updates


Geo-Badgering is a blog run by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It draws on contributions from graduate and undergraduate students in the Geoscience Department, and aims to cover a broad range of topics, from communicating scientific research to a general audience, to sharing field experiences, to answering those deep questions about what an earth science education is really all about! We hope that the experiences shared here will foster a stronger community within the department, and allow for broad impacts to be made by our work and experiences!

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We are looking for short blog posts (200 to 600 words) about scientific research, lab work, field experiences, internships/industry experiences, and student life in general.

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Recent Posts

  • The Last Normal Day

    March 13, 2020 was the last ‘normal’ day for many of us in the Weeks Hall community. In a (slightly belated) commemoration of the strangest year any of us have experienced, we reached out to …

  • Emily in the desert with mountains in the background

    All About Emily Mixon

    I spent my first two years at UW-Madison in the WiscAr Lab using 40Ar/39Ar geochronology to characterize the Quaternary growth and evolution of the Andean Central Southern Volcanic Zone (CSVZ). As of Fall 2020 I …

  • Melissa Reusche on top of a foggy mountain

    Melissa Reusche explores Greenland

    I investigate paleoclimate, with the goal of informing predictions of ice sheet fluctuations and sea level rise. My past work for both my undergraduate1 and Masters2 research used cosmogenic radionuclide exposure dating to constrain the timing of …

  • Shan Ye uses emerging technologies to bridge the gap

    My work is to utilize computer technologies and data analytical methods to study Earth history and to bridge the gap between traditional geoscience research and fast-growing information technologies. I have been working on several different …

  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    Author: Emily Mixon (PhD expected 2023) on behalf of GGSA, GeoPath, and AWG.  Although socially distant due to COVID-19, Geobadgers still celebrated 2020 Women’s History Month by sharing some digital highlights of the fantastic female …

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