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Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 13, 2018

    To learn how to raise a “wild child” and discuss the variety of dinosaurs in the North American West Coast, students and faculty gathered in Bolin 100 for a lecture from renowned paleontologist Scott Sampson on April 12. The lecture hall was nearly full as the audienc...

For sale: rocks, minerals and bismuth crystals

For sale: rocks, minerals and bismuth crystals

Caleb Martin

April 5, 2017

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 ...

Students shown new perspective on renewable energy

Caleb Martin

February 17, 2017

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, re...

Geology Department gets 535-million-year-old rock

Yolanda Torres

April 8, 2015

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...

Geoscience students support petroleum graduate school

Haleigh Wallace

March 26, 2015

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,...

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Ethan Metcalf

March 11, 2015

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, recei...

Undergraduate students to showcase research at EURECA forum Nov. 21

Undergraduate students to showcase research at EURECA forum Nov. 21

David Joseph

November 20, 2014

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, ...

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