Science on the Seas brings Lessons to K-12 Classrooms

 Rutgers climate scientists bring school teachers aboard research vessel Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer When the research vessel Atlantis steamed out of Woods Hole, Mass. on June 2, scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Washington were on board for a 14-day deep-sea...

Exploring a Unique Landscape of the Past, Present, and Future in Costa Rica

An Undergraduate's Experience in the Field Written by Jason Kawalec, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2023, Planetary Science Major Date- July 12, 2022 Location- San Pedro, Costa Rica Today marks my twelfth day living in Costa Rica! I’ve had a wonderful time, full of memorable...

Donation from Sparks Family Supports Undergraduate Research

Written by John Chadwick, SAS Senior Writer Bill Sparks was a kid growing up in New Jersey when he came across a magazine photo that showed two geologists doing fieldwork on a mountain in Turkey. “I thought that looked like a lot of fun,” says Sparks, RC’65. “I could see myself doing something like...

Congratulations to all the 2022 Undergraduate EPS Award Winners

Undergraduate Majors Selected for Field Camp Scholarships and Research Award Written by Lauren Neitzke Adamo Undergraduate Majors, Casey Collins, Emma Hinds, Chase Danyi, Ryan McCracken, and Journey Berry were all awarded scholarships from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the...

Coastal Plain Glauconites and Offshore Wind Farms

Why Do Wind Farms Care About Sticky South Jersey Mud? Written by Ken Miller Driving through fertile farmlands of South Jersey adjacent to the nutrient poor soils of the Pine Barrens reminds geologists of the importance of the underlying geology.  Glauconite is a green potassium iron phyllosilicate mineral...

Houston, We’re Going Back to the Moon!

372 kg of Moon Rock and "Soil" Written by Alissa Madera, Graduate Student in the Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts collected and sealed “soil” samples from the lunar surface that remained unopened until March 2022. Rutgers’ own Dr. Juliane Gross,...