Christie Demosthenous
Geology Department
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Undergraduate: A.B. in geology @ Colgate University
Graduate: M.S. in geology @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught at UWO:
Environmental Geology Lecture and Labs
Physical Geology Lecture and Labs

    My thesis research at Illinois focused on determining the alteration history of volcanic rocks from the island of Ischia in Italy.  Prior to coming to Oshkosh I worked at the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University , using radar imagery to study the structural architecture of the Transantarctic Mountains and the distribution of volcanic cones in Antarctica.
    While at Colgate University and again at The Ohio State University I travelled to Antarctica to do geology research. My 1997/1998 Antarctic field season was based out of McMurdo Station - a US base located on Ross Island, Antarctica.  Ross Island is located in McMurdo Sound and is home to Mt. Erebus - the southern most active volcano in the world!  New Mexico Tech and the National Science Foundation have a great web site on Mt. Erebus , including photos, eruption movies and info on the geology of Mt. Erebus. 

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