Teachers prep for a week of hands-on geoscience during MUSICA workshop

The teachers from left to right: Ms. Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Clint Harris, Ms. Ariana Kay, Ms. Joanna Lucero, Ms. Amanda McGill, and Mr. Jean-Claude Nkongolo

During the last week of June, Carnegie Staff Scientist Lara Wagner, along with her collaborators Christy Till from Arizona State University and Brian Horton from the University of Texas - Austin, will take six middle and high school teachers into the field to get hands-on experience in geoscience. This effort is part of the NSF-funded MUSICA project, with the goal to jumpstart middle and high school geoscience curriculums with boots-on-the-ground training that coincides with active research.


EPL’s Top Questions in Geophysics and Geodynamics

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Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are some of the most powerful events on our planet. They remind us that we aren’t standing on “solid ground.” Instead, there are massive machinations and billions of years of planetary evolution at work beneath our feet. They also offer scientists a rare window into the internal workings of our planet.

In this article, EPL’s geophysicists and geodynamicists highlight five questions that we’re working on to better understand the story of our planet.


Postdoc Spotlight: Tara Shreve watches volcanos from space

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Tara Shreve is a volcano geodesist who joined the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2021. 


Postdoc Spotlight: Modelling Mid-Ocean Ridges with Joyce Sim

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Joyce Sim recently published two papers that looked at mantle melting, magma, and crust creation at mid-ocean ridges. In this month’s Postdoc Spotlight, we sat down with Sim over Zoom to discuss these two papers, what it means to be a scientist, and her hopes for the future of geodynamics. 


DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner Talks to the American Geophysical Union's Third Pod from the Sun

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DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner explains her science, and the methods behind her science, in the American Geophysical Union's Podcast Third Pod from the Sun.


How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting.