Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group

Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group
  • Planet Earth is an interesting place, we study the Earth’s structure and how it’s changed over both a geological and human timescale.

About Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group

The Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group at William & Mary has generated new knowledge about the internal architecture, tectonic processes, and geological history of the Earth (and beyond) for more than two decades.

We aim to share these discoveries, made primarily by undergraduate researchers, with the world and convey the excitement, frustration, and joy of original research.

Posts by Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group

Coast to Coast with the Schuyler Sisters

By Chuck Bailey Last Saturday began with a celebratory Homecoming reception in the Geology department and finished twelve hours later, and 2,400 miles to

The Schuyler Sisters Field Adventures: A Top 10 List

You’ve heard of David Letterman’s Top 10 lists, or actually maybe you Gen Zers haven’t, but we’re sure you can pick up on the

We are the Schuyler Sisters

This summer, four brave undergraduates and one faculty advisor are dedicated to both geologic research and honoring the sensational Broadway musical Hamilton. You may

Slip Slidin’ Away: Veins & Faults in Virginia Soapstone

by Jerry Hu ’21 Earlier this academic year, my friend Gabe Mojica ’21 wrote about his research on soapstone bodies near Schuyler, Virginia. Gabe’s

A Mass Movement in the Blue Ridge

By Chuck Bailey Mid-day on Sunday (May 2nd, 2021), I crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains along U.S. Route 250. As I traveled up the

Tall tales from a rock named Baby Blue

By Olivia Pearson ’21 Some 550 to 500 million years ago, in what would become central Virginia, a suite of sediments was deposited in

Inversion Tectonics in the Blue Ridge

By Kelly Thigpen ’21 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are underlain by old rocks, some of which formed more than a billion years ago. These

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Geological Research at Crozet’s Blue Ridge Tunnel

By Katie Lang ’18 A new trail has opened in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains — in late November, after years of work, Nelson County

We Need to Go Deeper – the Blueschists and Eclogites of Oman

By Nick Carpenter ’21 Have you ever wondered what goes on deep within the Earth, far deeper than any human has ever ventured? Well