John Leeman and Shannon Dulin discuss geoscience and technology weekly for your enjoyment! Features include guests, fun paper Friday selections, product reviews, and banter about recent developments. Shannon is a field geologist who tolerates technology and John is a self-proclaimed nerd that tolerates geologists. The Don’t Panic Geocast airs every Friday morning!

John_benchJohn Leeman – John is a PhD student working with both the rock and sediment mechanics laboratory as well as the ice group. He received a B.S in meteorology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. John has spent time developing new instrumentation and data visualization software for everything from high pressure gas experimental vessels to NASA’s Morpheus spacecraft. His interests lie in creating experimental techniques to test the physical properties of material that support earthquakes and apply that knowledge to Whillans Ice Stream in Western Antarctica.  John also works on developing educations demonstrations and lab products under the name Leeman Geophysical.


Shannon_OutcropShannon Dulin – Shannon is a newly minted PhD and an assistant professor of geology at a school that shall not be named. She has undergraduate degrees in meteorology and geology from the University of Oklahoma and is deeply in love with all aspects of the earth sciences. Shannon is a field geologist who teaches field methods class and Native Science, which is a class that endeavors to use indigenous people’s knowledge of the Earth to explain western science. Her research is in paleomagnetism—a big word meaning the ancient magnetization that is held in many types of rocks. Pmag can tell us a lot about what happens to rocks throughout their life cycle. She is interested in science education and in helping everyone realize and let loose their inner scientists!