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2013-2014

Death Valley, California- Spring Break 2014 Geology Field Trip

Sponsors: University of Notre Dame Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Organizer: Antonio Simonetti

Purpose of this trip: The geology of Death Valley spans almost 2 billion years and has recorded various periods in Earth’s history, from tranquil marine environments to recent periods (few million years ago) of rifting and tectonism marked by faulting and volcanic activity. During the field trip, students are exposed to fundamental geological concepts that include faults, dipping beds, folds, magmatism/volcanism, and recognition of different types of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks types. Prior to the trip, students are asked to attend several organizational lectures in which they are instructed relative to the geological and tectonic setting of Death Valley. Detailed Info

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2013 CEEES Junior Class Field Trip

Texas Big Infrastructure: Offshore, Coastal, Port, Mining, Stadium
Wednesday, October 2 – Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sponsors:  Murphy Travel Fund; University of Notre Dame Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Itinerary and Field Trip Fast Facts

Organizers: Diane Westerink, Joannes Westerink

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Army Shop

Bus riding on a Ferry

Virginia’s on the Bay – Dinner in Port Aransas

Kiewit Offshore Yards

Port of Houston Authority Ship Canal

Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Texas A&M University

Offshore Technology Research Center, Texas A&M University

Walnut Creek Mining Company, Bremond

Dinner at Iron Cactus Mexican Grill, Austin

Walter P. Moore, Austin

Salt Lick BBQ, Round Rock

ND vs. ASU football game, Cowboys Stadium

Fall 2013 Geology Field Trip

Upper Michigan Fall Break 2013

Sponsors: University of Notre Dame Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Itinerary and UP Michigan Geology

Organizers: Jeremy Fein

Purpose of this trip: Emphasis of the trip was on understanding the regional geology before, during, and after the formation of Proterozoic banded iron formations and the Marquette Mineral District. A wide range of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock types and geologic structures are studied, and the trip includes a structural geology field exercise. Prior to the trip, there were lectures on the regional geology, and each student had prepared a presentation on one aspect of the geology that was seen in the field.

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