Clemson's senior geology students finished their senior research projects less than a month ago, and we are already gearing up for next year's class! Each senior in our program is required to complete a research project in order to graduate, which they begin their sophomore year. The students work with faculty mentors to develop and complete these projects over a three-year research sequence, and investigate everything from bedrock petrology to hydrogeology to climate change.
Our program, Clemson Geopaths, aims to improve geology research experiences for our undergraduate students, both majors and non-majors. This summer, Geopaths intern Stephanie Hibberts will be traveling home to the Marshall Islands and documenting the effects of climate change on her low-lying Pacific atoll, Kwajalein. To learn more about the negative impacts climate change and sea-level rise will have on the Marshall Islands check out her interactive StoryMap, and keep up with her adventures by following this blog over the next month!
-Dr. Kelly Lazar
Clemson Geopaths Coordinator