Prof. Baxter Heads RoBOT Outreach Program

in 2012, Ethan Baxter, Faculty, Pictures, Undergraduate
October 18th, 2012

robot10Students look at sedimentary rocks from the age of the dinosaurs in Central Massachusetts

On October 13th, Undergraduates enrolled in ES222 “Mineralogy” were joined by Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students as part of the 7th annual RoBOT “Rocks Beneath Or Toes” Outreach Program run by Prof. Ethan Baxter each Fall. Together, students sampled rocks and sediments from several sites in the Concord-Carlisle area and Massachusetts. The field trip was the first of three RoBOT events this semester, the next two of which will bring CCHS students together with BU students to analyze those samples in our mineralogy and geochemistry labs at BU. Click for more information on the RoBOT Outreach Program…

Students look at calc-silicate minerals in a old lime quarry in Chelmsford, MA
The entire group standing on the CCHS pitcher’s mound (which was sampled for analysis)