Past Expeditions

History

Arctic REU Greenland began as a series of undergraduate research trips at Concord University during alternate years from 2013-2019. These earlier expeditions were funded by an undergraduate research grant from the American Chemical Society, with a goal towards developing a larger-scale undergraduate research program. The 2021 and 2022 cohorts are funded by the National Science Foundation and will mark the first of these larger-scale expeditions with eight students each year from institutions across the USA. In 2021, Greenland was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cohort pivoted to a domestic REU with field work in Colorado and lab work at Montana State University.

2015

A view from the tundra

2019

Morning in the field

2019

In the settlement of Sarfannguit, population 96.

2017

Camp at one of the field sites

2013

Extraction day

2015

Field mapping (and whale watching) on the coast

2019

Demonstrating that rocks are definitely weak under tensional stress

2015

Travel to the field area; students opt for Arctic sea spray, professor and guide opt for cabin

2019

Drone's eye view of a field site. Granulite facies metamorphic rocks host pseudotachylyte-bearing faults.

Every year

Hi geologists. Got anymore of that Danish Tilsit cheese and rugbrød in here?

2017

Fjord view

2019

Another day, another layer of huge orthopyroxenes

2021

Yellowstone field trip during COVID domestic REU

2021

Lab research at Montana State during COVID domestic REU