External Research Facilities | St. Lawrence University Geology

External Research Facilities

Through collaborative projects and NSF-sponsored initiatives, the Geology Department at St. Lawrence University offers its students the opportunity to participate in research at major analytical facilities in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Funded by grants to faculty or gifts from alumni (Jim Street Fund) students have traveled to Perth, Australia to complete work on the Sensitive High-Resolution Ion Microprobe at Curtin Technical University. Closer to home, and through collaboration with Dr. Brian Cousens at Carleton University in Ottawa, several students have participated in several projects utilizing Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic systems. The NSF supported Arizona Laserchron Center allows undergraduate researchers to investigate the provenance of detrital zircon populations, as well as, other types of geochronology projects involving the laser ablation techniques. This collaboration allows our students training and access to some of the best analytical laboratories in the geosciences today.