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Faculty members break new ground with discoveries and disruptive technologies, teachers create new pathways to learning for all students, and researchers are dedicated to creating lasting change and solving complex environmental challenges.
The Fire in Our Belly is Hotter than Lava.
Professor of Geology Jackie Caplan-Auerbach doesn’t run from fire, she runs to it. Along with a team of undergraduate students, she is studying an erupting underwater volcano in Hawaii (talk about hands-on learning). Through seismometer readings, they hope to better understand the nature of volcanoes and how to protect the regions that surround them.