Category Archives: Education & Outreach Spotlight

  • A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology

    Posted 03/24/15

    A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology Christy B. Till1 & Michael Krawczynski2 1School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University 2Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis One of the main techniques we use in our research is experimental petrology. For those who might not be familiar, experimental […]

  • Surviving and Thriving at AGU

    Posted 12/05/14

    Surviving- and Thriving at AGU Jessica Ball, Mendenhall Postdoc at the USGS, Menlo Park and Jenny Riker, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bristol   The AGU Fall Meeting is one of the most dynamic annual scientific events in the fields of volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology. For students, and especially first-time attendees, the experience can be equal […]

  • Orange is the New Black (Lava): Syracuse University Lava Project

    Posted 11/26/14

    Orange is the New Black (Lava): Syracuse University Lava Project Every year the fury and beauty of volcanic eruptions burst upon the headlines. Although typically not as catastrophic as pyroclastic eruptions, lava flows are no less formidable [Cashman and Sparks, 2013]. Active eruptions at Holuhraun, Iceland and Kīlauea, Hawaii have generated considerable interest and concern. […]

  • A VGP Alphabet Part 1

    Posted 11/15/14

    A VGP Alphabet Part 1 by Catherine McCammon, outgoing VGP president   A is for the Abstract submission deadline, and who can forget 2014 (http://fromtheprow.agu.org/blog/72-hours-life-agu-fall-meeting-good-bad-ugly/) B is for the Bowen award, which will be conferred for the 50th time in 2015 or 2016 (https://vgp.agu.org/awards/bowen-award/) C is for Catherine, a good name for getting elected (https://vgp.agu.org/about/officers/) […]

  • Mike Poland’s Top 10 sites in Hawaii every Earth scientist should see

    Posted 11/04/14

    The top 10 sites in Hawaii every Earth scientist should see By Mike Poland I know I’ll take some flak from my Hawaii-based colleagues (especially those based on Oʻahu) about this list, but here goes… If I were you, and you were a geoscientist planning to visit the Hawaiian Islands, I wouldn’t miss spending time […]

  • Dennis Geist’s highly biased favorite 10 articles written on ocean island volcanoes

    Posted 10/24/14

    Dennis Geist’s highly biased favorite 10 articles written on ocean island volcanoes. If you are under 60, go read these. If you are over 50 go read them again. Note that these are not ranked, they are in random order. The list does not include volcanic arcs and neglects more than 100 extremely important works: […]

  • VGP Spotlight: Is a zombie volcano a thing?

    Posted 09/24/14

    Is a zombie volcano a thing? By Matt Pritchard, Maria Furtney, and Jennifer Cooper

  • VGP Spotlight: Top 10 Resources for Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry

    Posted 08/28/14

    Top 10 Resources for Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry Recommended by: David Mogk, Dept. Earth Sciences, Montana State University At the start of this new school year, we hope that you’ll take a few minutes to browse through this list of “Top 10” resources for Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry.  This list is compiled from […]

  • VGP Spotlight, September 2014: Back to School Edition

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    Welcome to the new VGP Spotlight Features! Each month we will be bringing you a short piece from VGP scientists highlighting some aspect of their research, education, or outreach work in the field. Our inaugural edition is geared for the back-to-school theme, given that many of us are doing just that right now. Spotlight Feature: […]