The Geological Society of America Announces Marjorie A. Chan as 2014 Distinguished International Lecturer
Marjorie A. Chan is GSA’s 2014 Distinguished International Lecturer and is a professor of geology at the U. Her research topics have spanned the geologic time scale from the Precambrian to the Pleistocene. Her recent projects connect geology and planetary science to better understand and interpret the red planet Mars. The GSA International Lecture Tour is made possible through a gift to the GSA Foundation. Co-sponsorship of Professor Chan’s lectureship is through the generous support of the University of Utah.
Science Day at University of Utah a real rush
Science Day at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City had it all. After 25 years of doing this, they've perfected the event. This U of U attraction gathered more than 900 high schoolers, parents and teachers from all over the area into the Union Ballroom on Nov. 2.
At a booth sponsored by the Natural History Museum of Utah, visitors were allowed to hold cockroaches and beetles, and each student was given a free admission pass to visit the museum. Professors of the College of Science gave students advice about which classes to take, what sorts of jobs they could get, and possibilities they should explore. At the Department of Geology booth, various interesting pieces were on display including a preserved Allosaurus backbone segment, a hunk of coral resembling a human brain and crystals.
NEW - The Sutton Building is on YouTube! See the award-winning Frederick Albert Sutton Building, home of the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah. Join Professor Marjorie A. Chan on a virtual tour of this innovative “green” building that showcases the earth sciences. There are 36 short clips of our different building displays. These are linked to Quick Response Codes in the building so people can scan the codes with their smart phone to get their own guided tour. You can see it from your computer as well by clicking here . Hope you LIKE it!