WHAT ARE WOMEN OF GEOLOGY UP TO?
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Eager young women for the sciences.
Artist: Rita Clare
Undergraduate volunteers for the geology department.
Demonstrating sound waves by the Physics Department.
LADIES LAB NIGHT
March 8th 2018
We would like to see more female presence in science labs and classrooms. To help encourage more women to enter into science careers the Science Outreach Society at Portland State University are throwing a Ladies' Lab Night event on March 8th - International Women's Day.
Their goal with Ladies' Lab Night is to introduce women in high school and college to PSU science departments through activities of the science department's choice (lab tours, discussions of what it's like to be a student in your department, activities and demos, etc). They will also have snacks, drinks, and desert in the foyer between and after tours.
These girls are the best.
What a wonderful unique experience to have a field camp all consisting of women. Could not of asked for more.
Using a sledge to get fresh samples for collection.
Last day of field camp. We did it!
My happy place is in the field.
Learning how to use the rock saw.
Rhyolitic Dinner Creek Tuff.
Dinner Creek Tuff fallout extends from northern Nevada to northern Union county, Oregon.
We think this is a badger skull, however we are not biologist. Regardless, it was really neat to see and investigate.
While mapping, we became surrounded by beautiful flow banding on andesite from the Strawberry Volcanics in the Malheur National Forest.
This hike was one for the books.
Looks beautiful, but these bushes are the devil. We got to the top of this mountain cut, exhausted, and proud. This was probably the most trying portion of the camp, however once the peak was reached a flood of accomplishment was well worth it.
Enjoying the view atop an andesite outcrop.
Fires occurring throughout the summer. The skies are thick with smoke! Thank you firefighters for al
Women who hike together, stay together.
I love me some rocks.
Beautiful platy andesite outcrop.
Unfortunately we hit a deer on our field camp.
No one was harmed, other than the deer of course. It sure did rattle us up.
Portland States field mapping geology course covers geologic mapping in volcanic and plutonic rocks during the summer located in eastern Oregon. This course in combination with PSU's field methods course constitutes as a field camp. This field work takes approximately 64 hours in the summer along with lab work to match. The work consisted of recording GPS points of outcrop locations covering a large region, collecting samples, determining rock type, petrography, and later completing a geologic map of the region. This is a valuable learning experience and has lead many students to further opportunities in their education as well as their careers.