ESCI 114: COURSE SYLLABUS
Professor Helge Gonnermann
PhD candidate John Cornthwaite
Learn about the seismic search by Prof. Alan Levander’s group for magma chambers beneath America’s most notorious volcano, Mount St. Helens.
PhD candidate Ben Belzer & Professor Melodie French
Learn how rocks break to cause earthquakes. See a demonstration of how earthquakes are generated in Prof. Melodie French’s lab.
PhD candidate Sahand Hajimirza & postdoc Thomas Jones
Learn how tiny bubbles drive volcanic eruptions. See a laboratory demonstration of how hot magma flows and viscosity is measured in Prof. Helge Gonnermann’s lab.
PhD candidate Michael Thorpe
Learn about the Mars Rover Mission and the processes that have shaped the surface of Mars. Participate in a demonstration how Prof. Kirsten Siebach’s students explore Mars using the 3D Visualization Lab at the EEPS department.
PhD candidate Jun Hu and Professor Sylvia Dee
Learn how Prof. Sylvia Dee’s students use sophisticated computer models to learn about the Earth’s climate.
PhD candidates Asmita Banerjee and Boda Li
Learn how Prof. Yeung’s students use ice cores to reconstruct Earth’s climate. Take a tour of Prof. Yeung’s ice and isotope labs.
PhD candidate Kevin Gaastra
Learn how Prof. Richard Gordon’s group uses the shape of magnetic striping on the seafloor to explore how Earth’s orientation has changed relative to its spin axis, and how that has affected Earth’s tectonics and climate.