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B to the 7TH (B7): A summer of research in the Blue Ridge

By Chuck Bailey It’s summertime and the Geology department is a happening place as our research efforts are in full swing. We’ve got a

The Analyst’s Dilemma: Artificial Precision or Content Specialization

This is the first installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April:

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

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

The Soapstone Special

Gabe Mojica ’21 Soapstone. What is it you might ask? No, it isn’t used for bathing, or at least not in the way you

The Chaos of Rocks

Hello World! I’m Professor Chuck Bailey and this is the inaugural post for the William & Mary Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group. Our