The Earth Sciences’ faculty is continuously working to engage students through shared fieldwork and research, assisting with internships, and supporting them as they present their research at national conferences.

“Now I am preparing to begin my new position as a graduate geophysicist at ConocoPhillips in Midland, Texas. I credit a lot of my success at ConocoPhillips to my time at SUNY Brockport and the faculty in the Earth Science department.”

— Reilly M. Blocho (GEL’19)

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“Over the summer, I spent nine weeks researching foliage influences on diurnal temperatures in forest microclimates at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. We went out
to collect data from field and forest weather stations, while also analyzing years of previously collected data.”

—Adrianna Kremer MET ’20
Summer Research Projects

“Having the opportunity to present at GSA was a valuable experience that was a lot of fun. I enjoyed being able to talk to a number of people who were interested in my research which allowed me to create connections as well as talk to representatives of graduate schools that I plan on going to after Brockport.”

—Reilly Blocho, GEO ’19
Summer Research Projects

“Since I am planning to go to graduate school next year, the AMS conference was a great opportunity. In addition to presenting my poster on my undergraduate research, I was able to attend many talks which brought me up to date on the current state of the science, and I was invited to receptions to a couple of the graduate schools I am considering.”

— Amanda Burke, MET ’17
AMS Conference

“During the summer of 2015, I participated in the Institute of Engaged Learning Summer Research Program at SUNY Brockport. My project examined the potential influence of climate change on discharge in streams in the northeastern U.S.”

—Grant Barney, MET ’16
Summer Research Project

“Nine of our [geology] undergraduates presented posters on their research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, BC, October 19-22, 2014.”

—GSA Annual Meeting

“I spent ten weeks at Penn State working with Dr. Jose Fuentes. We studied the downward ozone transport in thunderstorms near Manaus, Brazil to better understand how ozone is redistributed throughout the troposphere. This research may one day help with more accurate numerical models to predict climate change….The research and networking experience was priceless.”

—Randy Chase, MET ’16
Pennsylvania State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Summer 2014

“…we got a personal tour [of the National Weather Service office] by some of the NWS staff…we visited the AccuWeather station, an eye opening experience showing the private industry side of meteorology…finally we visited the meteorology department at Penn State University and learned about their graduate program and internships available for undergraduates from universities like Brockport through the REU Program.”

—NWA Brockport Student Chapter
Club Trip to State College, PA

“This summer I spent six weeks in Wyoming digging up dinosaurs! The quarries I worked in contained the bones of sauropods, huge long-necked, long-tailed, plant-eating dinosaurs. I helped create quarry maps, measuring orientations, lengths, and widths of bones exposed in the quarry, and found some bones myself.”

—Sarah Travaly, GEL ’14
Wyoming Dinosaur Dig, Internship

“[I was invited to participate in a] summer work opportunity with Dr. Richards…which involved studying the hydrologic impact of agricultural field abandonment…I had a lot of fun and I know that the skills and knowledge I gained will be invaluable when applying for jobs/graduate school.”

—Chris Walden, WTR ’13
Summer Research Project