Hartwick Geology Club to Host Antarctica Lecture

April 13, 2010

The Hartwick College Geology Club, Delta Delta G, will welcome Devin Castendyk ’96 for a lecture titled “Introduction to the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Long-Term Ecologic Research Project, Antarctica.” The talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 in Room 202 of Johnstone Science Center on the College campus. It is free and open to the public.

Castendyk graduated from Hartwick College in 1996 with a B.A. in Geology and a Certificate in Environmental Science and Policy. In 1999, he received an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct research in New Zealand.

After five years in New Zealand, Castendyk received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from The University of Auckland. He has taught in the Earth Sciences Department at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, for the past five years.

For additional information, contact Delta Delta G President Matt Caldwell ’10 at

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