When Talent Search Scholars were asked about rocks, most replied, 'they are used for pitching or skipping at the lake.' While skipping rocks is a skill that requires mastery of speed, spin, and angle, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame showed students just how cool rocks really are.
During this year's Talent Search Summer Academy, ND Energy Managing Director, Dr. Ginger Sigmon, and graduate student, Tyler Spano, introduced Talent Search students to the wonders of geology and engineering. Participants learned about different minerals and their relevance in various fields of science and engineering. In the midst of "rocking their world," Ginger and Tyler also shared their experiences as first-generation college graduates and discussed their paths as geoscientists.
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