geology and geophysics

How 3-D modeling helped U geologists teach during COVID-19

Hands-on geology outreach continued during the hands-off pandemic.


Ancient ammonoids’ shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Researchers use 3D-printed models to explore fractal-like interior shell patterns.


Evergreen needles act as air quality monitors

Trees are air quality monitors all around us. U scientists found that magnetic particles on pine needles can indicate levels of air pollution.


Humans of the U: Michelle Tuitupou

“It’s not just planning out their classes, it’s helping them find their path.”


Going super small to get super strong metals

Experiments challenge long-held assumptions about the strength of metals.


The Wasatch Front: A living lab

A new cross-campus partnership multiplies and unifies the U’s environmental observations of the Wasatch Front.


HUMANS OF THE U: JIM KARNER

“We do the recoveries and the collection of meteorites in Antarctica. Forty-one years now we’ve been recovering meteorites and bringing those samples to science.”


U REMEMBERS FRANCIS ‘FRANK’ BROWN

The distinguished professor of geology and geophysics, and Dean Emeritus of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017,  at age 73.


WATER POWERS

Water takes center stage in new U certificate program.