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Snapshots from Summer in the Rockies

August  29, 2013

Incoming first-year students started class early on the annual Summer in the Rockies trip, which includes a 3-credit lab science course,  GEOL105: Introductory Physical Geology in the Rocky Mountains. Students study geology in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, where a wide variety of rocks and processes are evident. They also get a chance to hike the mountains and camp with friends.

The group departed Aug. 4 and finished up Aug. 19, just in time for orientation. Dr. Jeffrey Strasser and Dr. Michael Wolf direct the program.


Deanna Bender, Byron Yordy, Caitlin Slone, Austin Anderson, and Jessa Rizzo at Dead Indian Pass with the Sunlight Basin of Wyoming in the background.
Jared Feller, Erin Runde, Byron Yordy, and Morgan Petriko in the Sunlight Basin of Wyoming.
Rachel Hale, Elizabeth Kupar and Erin Runde at the field station near Cody, Wyo.
Dr. Mike Wolf leads a discussion of volcanism with Devils Tower National Monument in the background.