As a geology major at Cornell, you’ll be immersed in research experiences, honing critical skills essential to a career in geology. You’ll also conduct a capstone research project, a requirement that you’ll love. Depending on your interests, your research might take you to one of the following places:
- New Mexico
- The Dominican Republic
- The Bahamas
You might work with faculty on their research.
- Rhawn Denniston’s research on climate change
- Ben Greenstein’s research on ecology of modern and prehistoric coral reefs
- Emily Walsh’s research on mountain-building
Funding for student research
If you participate in one of our summer research opportunities, you’ll most likely be paid a stipend and your travel and living expenses are covered. Your funding may come from several sources:
- The geology department’s Hendriks Student Research Fund
- The Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI)
- External grants from the National Science Foundation
Conferences and presentations
As a geology major, you’ll present the results of your research at regional and national professional meetings, as well as the annual Cornell Student Symposium.