Student Resources

Opportunities for Current Students and Recent Graduates

Internships & Jobs

There are several paid internship opportunities available in the region. Current and recent internships are listed below. Check with Dr. John Rockaway, 250 Natural Science Building, NKU for current opportunities.

  • The Cincinnati Museum Center: research assistant, outreach

  • Terracon: field testing, lab testing, soil & rock core sampling

  • The U.S. EPA

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • The U.S. Geological Survey

  • The Kentucky Geological Survey

  • The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

  • The Ohio Geological Survey

  • Split Rock Conservation Park

Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to do research with a faculty member, and the results of the research may be presented at a local or national meeting, such as KAS or GSA. Recent projects include:

  • "The Geomorphology of Big Bone Lick State Park", presented by Nate Engel at the 2005 GSA meeting in Salt Lake City
  • "Evaluating the Impact of Channelization within a Section of Woolper Creek in Boone County, Kentucky", presented by Jason Koenig at 2006 Southeastern Section GSA meeting

Recent Graduates

Most of our recent graduates from the geology program have gone on to careers in the field, or to graduate school. If you are a recent graduate and would like to update us on what you are doing, please email Sarah Johnson.

  • Jason Koenig (2008): Geologist, U.S. Corps of Engineers, Louisville

  • Dan Hunter (2008): begins Masters program in geophysics at UK in the fall of 2008

  • Tiffany A. Jaspers (2007): Hydrogeologist with the South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control

  • Damon Dye (2007): Masters program in petrology at SUNY, Binghamton

  • Sarah Christen (2007): Masters of Education program at NKU

  • Angela Russo (2007): Masters program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Gina Bosse (2007): Staff Geologist at Teracon (formerly HC Nuttintg)

  • Nate Engel (2007): US EPA, will begin Masters in Environmental Engineering at UC in the fall of 2008

  • Jason King (2006): Geologist with SAS Environmental in Akron, OH

Geology Club

The Geology club meets several times each semester. Recent activities include:

  • Canoe trip on the Little Miami

  • Clifton Gorge field trip

  • Linville Falls, NC field trip

  • Diamond field trip, Arkansas

  • Geodes field trip, Lake Cumberland, KY

External Resources