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!
April 16th, 2021 | 50 mins 33 secs
Inspired by a tweet, John and Shannon talk about how to identify that mystery mineral in your hand and why some of the most obvious features may not be the most accurate.
April 9th, 2021 | 55 mins 57 secs
This week we talk with the Oklahoma State Climatologist, Gary McManus, about the wild and wacky weather of Oklahoma and the Mesonet!
April 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
This week we talk about a giant experimental flume, what makes it work, and how it's being used to better understand debris flows.
March 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
Summer is coming, what do you need to go explore the outdoors and learn some geology? Get your fanny packs ready!
March 19th, 2021 | 58 mins 13 secs
What should we put in a box to help someone learn geophysics or hack to create new instruments? This week we try to figure it out!
March 7th, 2021 | 48 mins 30 secs
This week we talk about flow regimes in streams, more bedforms, and then wrap it up with a discussion of what crocodiles sound like after breathing helium!