Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Student Research

Our students have the opportunity to undertake research projects on a variety of earth science topics with faculty mentors. Many projects include both field and analytical components that utilize equipment at LCSC and at other nearby institutions. Students typically present the results of their research at the annual LCSC research symposium, and some also present at regional and national professional earth science conferences. 


Collecting paleomagnetic samples in Pleistocene Missoula glacial flood deposits, Tammany Creek, Idaho. Results: At least 4 floods separated by 100s to 1000s of years.


Mapping along the Heaven’s Gate fault in the Seven Devils Mountains above Hell’s Canyon. Evidence found for early thrust kinematics followed by later normal kinematics on an important fault associated with the Salmon River suture zone.