Saturday, September 13, 2008

Building an empire

Some of you may know that the last year was pretty hellish for me work-wise. This was largely because my classes were so full, they were double-size. Luckily for me, my begging for the school to hire a 2nd geologist (thus doubling my "department") resulted in my actually getting a partner in crime starting this fall.

With renewed enthusiasm and energy, I got to work to promote geology, no longer fearing stadium-sized classes bogging me down if I were to actively recruit - as I would have someone to pawn them off on. Below is my Geology board in the outdoor hallway behind my lab. It includes awesome photos from some of my awesome field trips, a map with the trips' locations, a list of currently available courses and when they are offered, and a series of descriptions of job opportunities in the more common fields of geology.


Then, once the new guy was hired, I asked if he'd help me put together a geology cabinet based upon the geologic map that I had put together for Kern County. He immediately thought of putting a stairway across the cabinet, with samples from various units on the map arranged according to the law of superposition... the ideas kept flowing, and below is our effort. Sooner, hopefully rather than later, a bulletin board should appear on the wall above it where we can post announcements, Geology Club activities (yes, that's new), and have an interactive biweekly contest based on the display...

4 comments:

goooooood girl said...

i like......

Silver Fox said...

This is awesome - keep up the good work!

Kilometres said...

I love that you incorporated jumping photos and photos of people licking rocks to entice people into your field. Well done.

Dawn said...

Yay! That's the best geo-display I've seen ever! Probably one of the only ones I've seen that was made post 1970 as well. Yay for Gnat!