Boise State University (Geosciences)
My recent experience has been at RJ Lee Group in Monroeville, PA as a geologist/petrographer. Where I have extensive analyzed a verity of geologic samples through polarize light microscopy, SEM EDS, and Raman spectroscopy. Most of this is done to quantify asbestos in environmental samples, quantify coal ash in sediment samples, and specialized analysis of rock cores for overall mineralogy and asbestos quantification.
I also look at geologic samples through Raman spectroscopy to characterize mineralogy and shale samples. Apart from sample analysis occasionally I will collect soil and bark samples while setting up sampling equipment in remote regions. My experience also extends into GIS where I make maps for legal cases highlighting different rock units and structures, through the QGIS suite.
I graduated from Boise State University with a B.S. in Geosciences in 2012, my back ground is geoscience with a good foundation in mathematics and geophysics. During my time at Boise State I conducted research which sought to calculate the crystallization depth of a tonalite from the Blue Mountain Province of the northern U.S. Cordillera. A large focus of the investigation was reducing the uncertainty introduced by the zircon in sphene thermobarometer. To decrease model uncertainty I employed the titanium in zircon thermometer to better isolate appropriate model parameters
Apart from working as a geologist for a consulting company for the last two years my undergradute also consisted of the following courses; Multivariable Vector Calculus (Math 270), Differential Equations (MATH 333), Applied Geophysics (GEOPH 305), Physics of the Earth (GEOPH 300), Tectonics (GEOS 541), Volcanology (GEOS 460), Structural Geology (GEOS 314), Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (GEOS 324), Petrography (GEOS 345), Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOS 315), Geomorphology (GEOS 313), Geochemistry (GEOS 425), and Intro to ArcGIS (GEOS 360).
I've tutored in the past during college and my approach is to break problems down in the simplest form and explain them in a way that I wished was explained to me. And if I do my job correctly my students will have an understanding of a topic well enough that eventually they won't need me any more because they posses the skills to problem solve in that topic. My recent experience has been at RJ Lee Group in Monroeville, PA as a geologist/petrographer. Where I have extensive analyzed a verity of geologic samples through polarize light microscopy, SEM EDS, and Raman spectroscopy. Most of this is done to quantify asbestos in environmental samples, quantify coal ash in sediment samples, and specialized
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