The research of Dr. Gary Michelfelder has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. Spending the last 15 years studying the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile, his research aims to answer how and why volcanoes erupt in hopes to improve forecasting. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “I was lucky enough to get to go to a conference in Japan that … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Michelfelder!
Most students will enter their geology class and find different types of rocks on their desks. But for students of Missouri State University’s Dr. Matthew McKay, they’ll also find an Oculus virtual reality headset. “Real geology is out in the wild and hands-on,” McKay said. “If we can’t easily take students into the field, we will bring the field to the … [Read more...] about Two realities, one classroom
Missouri is known for its beautiful landscapes and scenery. Among these are historic but fascinating rock formations. But they are often very complex. Dr. Kevin Evans, professor of geography, geology and planning, will be leading educational field trips to formations like these Oct. 14 - 15 in Anderson, Missouri. And the best part is students can come along, … [Read more...] about GGP professor leading upcoming field trips
The Amish community in Missouri has been growing. What does this mean for rural Missouri and community planning? Dr. Krista Evans, director of planning at Missouri State University, has explored these questions in her recent research. Local student project sparks interest Evans’s interest in the relationship between the Amish and community planning was sparked while … [Read more...] about Missouri sees growth in Amish communities
Education shows the path to the door of opportunity. For Brandie Oehring, the path began with a graduate certificate. Behind the door was more than she expected. A shift in focus Brandie began her path here at Missouri State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in geology and a minor in geographic information systems, or GIS. After taking a year … [Read more...] about The power of a graduate certificate