For sale: rocks, minerals and bismuth crystals

Rocks, stones and minerals both old and dirty, dense and smooth, tiny and shiny, were put on display for sale in the hallway of the Bolin science hall on March 29 and 30 to raise funds for the Geoscience Club's field trips and club outings in the future. Of all the earthly bodies available, it was … [Read more...]

Students shown new perspective on renewable energy

Clean, renewable energy is not a new or revolutionary idea. The concept of renewable energy has been quantified, researched and advanced for more than 100 years since the invention of the battery in 1912, but the world still relies heavily on oil and liquid gas. According to Edith Newton Wilson, … [Read more...]

Geology Department gets 535-million-year-old rock

The geology department has recently added a new rock to its collection. A big, old rock. “Rocky," a rock believed to be from southern Oklahoma, is approximately 535 million years old. “I can only imagine what that rock has seen. If only it had eyes,” said Bill McGregor, geology senior. It … [Read more...]

Geoscience students support petroleum graduate school

As part of a new graduate program starting this fall, geoscience students will be able to receive their master’s degree in petroleum engineering. Devin Colley, geoscience senior said, “Other geoscience majors I've known, and most of the kids that have come through the program in my five years, … [Read more...]

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

At a reception in front of a crowd made up of donors, administrators, board members, faculty and even ex-Regents, University President Jesse Rogers introduced the formation of the Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum Geology. "Students may complete this program in a five-year format, … [Read more...]

Undergraduate students to showcase research at EURECA forum Nov. 21

More than 25 undergraduate students from various colleges will showcase their research at the third Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative forum Nov. 21 in the Clark Student Center atrium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Magaly Rincon-Zachary, director of undergraduate research said, “The … [Read more...]