Geology Department News

Clare Wilkinson '17

Monday, April 11, 2016

Clare Wilkinson Awarded 2016 Goldwater Scholarship

Washington and Lee University junior Clare Wilkinson of Warren, Vermont, has won a highly competitive 2016 Goldwater Scholarship, which promotes research careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

who-owns-water

Friday, February 26, 2016

W&L to Show the Documentary "Who Owns Water"

Washington and Lee University will have a screening of the award-winning documentary "Who Owns Water" on March 8 at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

Jeff Lee, 60, left, and his wife Ann Martin, 53, pose at Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Colorado, where they are building the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Haven for Readers

Over the years, Jeffrey Lee and his wife, Ann Martin, have amassed more than 32,000 volumes, centering the collection on Western land, history, industry, writers and peoples. Why? Because they wanted to create a haven for readers like the residential library they once visited in Wales.

Jim Head '78

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology from the American Geophysical Union.

In the News Logo

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

W&L Announces Final Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.

Mapping Mount Doom

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mapping Mount Doom

Geology students from Washington and Lee University in front of the volcano Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, a.k.a. Mount Doom of "Lord of the Rings" fame, which they were assigned to map.

Geology Students

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Geology Students Present at National Conference

College students just don't present in national academic conferences every day. Nonetheless, a few months ago, 12 geology students and one computer-science student presented posters and talks at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Bill Barnhart '08 on The Weather Channel

Friday, September 27, 2013

Geology Alum In the News

Bill Barnhart, a member of the Class of 2008, was the go-to expert for media covering the island formed by an earthquake in Pakistan.

W&L biology professor Gregg Whitworth (standing) with a class in the Stereo 3D lab

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sky is the Limit in W&L's IQ Center

New science facility features the latest technology for science and non-science majors at Washington and Lee.