- Undergraduate research gives our students an advantage when applying for graduate schools and jobs.
- Our students present their research at national and regional conferences.
- Our best projects are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Geology majors are required to complete an undergraduate research project and present it at a conference. You’re strongly encouraged to publish your research in a peer-reviewed journal, which will help you immensely as you apply for graduate school or the workforce. Here are some examples of recently published undergraduate research projects (*indicates SUU student).
- Insights into the late Quaternary paleoenvironment of northwestern Arizona
Claire E. Cleveland*, Terri J. Hildebrand, John S. MacLean, and Jennifer E. Hargrave
- Characterization of the Major Ions of Coal Creek Near Cedar City, Utah
Jared Bryce Weaver*, Christopher Lamb, Kim Weaver, Jason Kaiser, and J. Ty Redd
- Strain Accommodation in the Footwall of the Rubys Inn Thrust Fault, Hillsdale Canyon, Southern Utah
Claire Cleveland*, Rhiannon M. Garrard*, Devin M. McLemore*, Jeff C.E. Yon*, Genevieve Kidman*, and John S. MacLean*
- Evidence of Large Scale Tectonic Processes on the Tharsis Rise, Mars
Genevieve Kidman*, John S. MacLean, and David Maxwell
- Five Tectonic Settings in Five National Parks and Forests: A Field Camp Experience
Spencer Francisco* and John S. MacLean
- P-T Constraints of Orthogneiss, Metapelites, and Ultra-Mafic Lenses Located in the Virgin Mountains of Northwestern Arizona
Bryan R. Nielson*, Brady M. Nielson*, Andrew Schroeder*, and Mark R. Colberg
- Extent and Mechanism of Footwall Shear Adjacent to the Ruby's Inn Thrust Fault, Southern Utah
Skyler B. May*, Roger E. Leavitt*, and John S. MacLean