Have a question about life in the UB Geology Department? Just started as a teaching assistant? Need help finding funding? Want to know how to pack for a field trip? This page will help you with all these questions and more. Look through the resources below to find information that will help you survive graduate school.
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- UB Geology Department Awards Page
- Pegrum Travel Award Application (UB Geology)
- Mark Diamond Research Fund (UB Graduate Student Association)
- Conference Funding (UB Graduate Student Association)
- UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students
WRITING & RESEARCH
- Graduate Student Handbook (UB Geology) – Guidelines and degree requirements for graduate students in the Geology Department.
- Graduate Writing Center (UB Graduate Student Association) – Help for students preparing term papers, theses, dissertations, articles, CVs, and other writing projects
- Geology Library Resources (UB Libraries) – includes links to GeoRef, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and other databases
- Academic Policies and Procedures (UB) Pay particular attention to the Course Expectations, Grading and Student Conduct sections!
- On the Cutting Edge (SERC, Carleton College) The ultimate resource for lesson plans, activities, and other teaching resources in the geosciences. Also check out the main SERC website.
- How I Grade: The Triage Theory of Grading– a guide to coming up with a grading scheme
- Teaching resources (National Association of Geoscience Teachers, NAGT) – another collection of materials and links to help with teaching geoscience classes
POST-DOC & JOB INFORMATION
- AGI Geoscience Workforce Program – tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and by analyzing existing data from federal, industry, and other sources (American Geological Institute)
- GSA Today Job Listings – Professional and student opportunities listed through the Geological Society of America
- AGU Job Listings – Professional and student opportunities listed through the American Geophysical Union
- EARTH Magazine Classifieds (AGI)
FIELD WORK, SUPPLIES
- The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) – open source command lines tools for making plots and maps
- ParaView – open source 3D visulaization software
- 3D Visualizer – open source 3D visualization software
- Geodynamic Modeling Software list from CIG
- Open Stereo – Stereographic projection and structural analysis
- PHREEQC – Low-temperature aqueous geochemical calculations
- GCDkit – Handling and recalculation of igneous whole-rock analyses
- Tri-plot – Ternary diagrams for Excel
- JMicroVision – Image analysis toolbox similar to ImageJ; good for thin sections
- Adobe Illustrator Geologic Map Patterns
- Erupt 3 – Volcanic eruption simulator
- SedLog – Graphic sediment log drawing