Attended intensive six-week capstone field course. Honed geological map making skills working with stereoscopes, aerial photos, and topographic maps. Identified and mapped lithologies using micro and macro-scale observations. Measured strike and dip of bedding to map structural features and construct cross sections. Measured water quality and studied acid mine drainage.
Participated in advanced regional field geology courses. Attended other core curriculum geology field trips. Identified rocks and minerals in hand sample and microscopic thin section. Related structural features with petrology to infer geochronology and interpret geologic history.
Completed a variety of different types of transit surveys, including spirit leveling, ball and chain method, and GPS. Participated in geophysical field experiments. Conducted transit, electrical resistivity, gravity, and seismic reflection and refraction surveys. Designed and led as principal investigator for gravity survey. Collected and modeled geophysical data. Limited experience with Matlab and computer programming.
Spent time in Sierra Nevadas studying regional geology. Measured fault offset with Brunton compass. Measured stream gauges and discussed water conservation issues. Took tree cores and studied dendrochonology. Served as GPS technician for the USGS. Measured strain around Long Valley Caldera using Trimble GPS.
A geology position related to environmental consulting or remediation services.
Spent college years working at Fastenal, Noble Romans, FedEx Ground, and Walmart. Recognized as Package Handler of the Month, among other recognitions.
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