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Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Geology graduate student Collin Jensen isn’t the first Mormon geologist to wonder how the granite of Little Cottonwood Stock formed. “James E. Talmage, not only was he a prominent figure in the Church and an apostle, he was also a geologist,” Jensen said. “He was the...
How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

How Three Numbers Can Save 130,000 Lives

The Indian Ocean tsunami that rocked Indonesia on December 26, 2004, shook the ground beneath the locals’ feet for eight whole minutes. Thirteen years later, Dr. Ron Harris is still shaken. In the years before the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Harris had been...
Technology Unlocks Petroleum Potential

Technology Unlocks Petroleum Potential

BYU alum Chris Bexfield has worked ten years for one of the United States’ top hydrocarbon producers—combining business, technology, and geology. Chevron employed Bexfield in 2007 after he had worked three years for Anadarko Petroleum. His geological knowledge has...
BYU Geochemist Plays Detective with Water and Dust

BYU Geochemist Plays Detective with Water and Dust

Wind carries a particle of dust from the dry lake bed to the mountain snowpack. The snowpack melts, and the water flows down streams and rivers, through a pipe, and to the tap. Dr. Greg Carling specializes in the fields of geochemistry and hydrogeology. Particularly,...