Annie Bauer

Position title: Assistant Professor


329 Weeks Hall
1215 W. Dayton Street

Lab website
Bauer Earth Evolution Group


My primary research goal is to study how the Earth became a habitable planet, from deciphering the tectonic processes contributing to the earliest continents to precisely tracking the incremental rise of oxygen in the atmosphere. I use a variety of laboratory and field tools in my work. My specialties include obtaining and applying geochronologic constraints (e.g., U-Th-Pb, Re-Os) and integrating these with other radiogenic isotope systems (e.g., Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr) to evaluate the source reservoirs of magmatic terranes as well as weathering signals recorded in sediments.


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GEOSCI 109: Geology of the National Parks (Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)
GEOSCI 160: Life in the Universe (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)
GEOSCI 375: Principles of Geochemistry (Spring 2020, Spring 2022)
GEOSCI 402: Research and Communication in the Geological Sciences (Fall 2020, Fall 2022)
GEOSCI 457: Conducted Field Trip (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022)
GEOSCI 875: Navigating Grad School and Intro to UW Geoscience (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)
GEOSCI 875: Iso-Rock Around the Clock (Spring 2021)

Teaching Awards and Fellowships

NAGT Early Career Workshop Fellow (2020)
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence, Xi cohort, UW-Madison (2019-2020)
Teaching Excellence Award—Solving Complex Problems, MIT EAPS (2014)
MIT School of Science Spot Award—MIT DEAPS Yellowstone (2014)
Teaching Excellence Award—Analytical Techniques, MIT EAPS (2013)


I am committed to addressing issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sciences and am working on these issues at a variety of scales.

  • Gordon Conference in Geochronology, Co-Vice Chair (2019-2023), Co-Chair (2023-2025)
  • UW-Madison Dept. of Geoscience Lecture Committee (2020-present)
  • PetroNet JEDI Community (2020-present)
  • Co-coordinator of UW-Madison Dept. of Geoscience WISELI Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program talk series (2019-2020)
  • UW-Madison Dept. of Geoscience Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Co-chair (Aug 2019 – Jan 2021), Committee member (Jan 2021-present)