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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,...
Geological History: It’s Written in Stone—Mudstone

Geological History: It’s Written in Stone—Mudstone

Some people stop playing in the mud by age ten—not Alex Washburn. In August 2016, the geology graduate student found himself across the world steeped in mud, collecting samples. Of course, the specific mud Washburn works with is now stone, having hardened after...
Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry

Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry

After thirty-nine years in the oil industry, he’s back to teach BYU students how to apply their understanding of geology to working in industry. Robert F. Lindsay studied geology at Weber State College earning his bachelor’s degree in 1974, and he graduated from BYU...
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...
When Opportunity Doesn’t Come Knocking

When Opportunity Doesn’t Come Knocking

It’s not always easy finding a job after graduation. When BYU geology alum JD Shumway finished up his master’s thesis at the end of 2016, there appeared to be no job prospects in sight. “I started to become worried as I neared the end of my thesis. If I didn’t get a...