Bridget Borce
Bridget Borce
Clint Callanan
Clint Callanan
Opportunities for Geology Majors – Transformational Educational Experiences
Summer Internships

Bridget Borce – Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Clint Callanan – SIT Study Abroad; Nepal

San Diego State University
Department of Geological Sciences

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 – 1:00pm
CSL 422


Bridget Borce Florissant Fossil Beds Internship

Bridget Borce: Internship Program at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
This past summer, I worked as a Paleontology Intern at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, CO.  The monument is the site of an ancient Eocene lake that contains exceptionally well preserved plant and insect fossils.  I participated in field mapping, fossil preparation, and created a geologic guide to the monument that will be published and available for purchase in the monument’s visitor center.
SIT Nepal Callanan feature imageClint Callanan: SIT Study Abroad program for the summer of 2014: ‘Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya’
I focused on field geoscience, geohazards, and environmental science in the context of human interactions and sustainable development in Nepal. Explored a range of Nepal’s astonishingly varied landscapes: lowland hills, fertile valleys, deep gorges, rain-soaked jungles, towering icy peaks, arid steppes, and waterfalls. While witnessing the power of active tectonics that underpins the development of the tallest mountain range on Earth, the extremely varied climate zones within a small area, and the myriad geohazards that face the region.