Students are encouraged to participate in a research project supervised by a member
of the faculty in Geological Sciences (see Undergraduate Research webpage). Additionally,
with successful completion of an independent research paper and above-average performance
in coursework, the student may be awarded Distinguished Independent Work in the Geological
Sciences upon graduation.
In addition, the faculty may designate graduating seniors for the following awards. The Ralph Digman Prize is awarded to the academically most outstanding senior geology major. The Glenn G. Bartle Class of '52 Award is made to an outstanding graduating senior in Geological Sciences who best emulates Glenn Bartle's ideal of academic excellence and service to the department.