The Elsey and Bentonville Formation, also known as the Burlington-Keokuk Formation, are neighboring limestone formations found in southwest Missouri. Beneath the surfaces of these formations lie chemical variations that are important in the realm of engineering comprehension, making findings about them very valuable. In honor of his recent discovery, James McDaniel, … [Read more...] about Looking beyond the surface
Environmental concerns are a motivating factor for a lot of student researchers who study earth science. But not all of them get to speak to Congress about it. Dorian DeHart, Masters of Geology student at Missouri State University, had a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss geopolicy and environmental issues, and advocate for the importance of geoscience funding with … [Read more...] about From Classroom to Congress
In the most significant change to U.S. refugee resettlement in 40 years, the federal government is turning to the public and the private sector to help settle people who have fled their home countries because of war, persecution and ongoing armed conflicts. Dr. Emily Frazier, assistant professor of human geography and sustainability in the department of geography, geology and … [Read more...] about Addressing community-based refugee programs in the U.S.
Working with the National Geographic Society (NGS) is an honor not many people will have. But Genevieve Stark, senior geography, geology and planning (GGP) student, will hold that honor this summer. Starting in June, she will serve as NGS’s Strategic Partnerships, Grants and Explorer-Educator Connections (SPGEE) intern. “Growing up, I read National Geographic … [Read more...] about GGP student selected for prestigious internship
An exciting, real-world and hands-on collaboration is happening between Missouri State University, the City of Springfield and City Utilities. Students in the Community Planning Practicum course (PLN572/672) are working with the City of Springfield and Springfield City Utilities on a portion of the large Lake Springfield Plan. Dr. Krista Evans, associate professor of … [Read more...] about GGP students aid in visioning project for Lake Springfield