Geo Pizza! is a department dinner where we provide blank doughs, red sauce, pesto, cheeses and assorted other toppings and challenge the students to create geology-themed pizzas. Geo-themed desserts are also highly encouraged.
It is always well attended, and always a fun time. Twenty-two pizzas were created at this year’s event. Check out the photos of some of the many fine pizzas and the great ideas behind them. A few pizzas that we missed getting photos of include: Galápagos Pizza, Lagerstatten Pizza, 180˚ Recumbent Fold Pizza, and an Andersonian Mechanics Pizza.
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A flurry of pizza making activity – Prof. William Peck and Caitlin Cunningham decide to start with a red sauce.
Everyone was anxious to Try-A-Bite of this trilobite pizza.
Halley Goldman and Molly Gilligan proudly display their Soil Profile Pizza – a nod to their senior research projects
Mike Leidl surveys the pizza making from behind while Halley Goldman and Molly Gilligan contemplate their first steps and watch Kara Vadman and Clem Dunne lay the base for their creation.
Rita Van Kirk – excited to try her creation
Pizza making in full swing – (back row, from left to right) Molly Gilligan, Kara Vadman, Caitlin Cunningham, and Jacky Baughman: (in the foreground. l to r) – Rita Van Kirk and Matt Shramko
Megan Switzer, Avalon Bunge, and Josh Riefler are very happy with how their BIF Pizza turned out.
Visiting Prof. Jeni McDermott’s Diffusion Pizza (P.S. The oven was actually at 260˚C – I’m not sure if that interfered with the diffusion but the taste was great)
Duncan Keller’s Mylonite Pizza was a ‘shear’ success.
Molly Clinton works on a Wine Bottle Pizza in honor of her senior thesis on vineyard soils
Megan Switzer and Mik Redovian pay tribute to Dave Linsley’s thin section making techniques, with their “Eh, Roughfully 30 Microns” Pizza.
Halley Goldman honors James Hutton by portraying his famed unconformity
Amy Leventer’s diatom crew, Allegra Bianchini, Mik Redovian, and Kara Vadman prepare a beautiful and truly delicious Siliceous Diatom Pizza. In background, Mike Fusco (red shirt) for scale :- ) In foreground Caitlin Cunningham and Jacky Baughman work on a pizza of their own
Soil Profile and Trilobite Pizzas take shape
Lava Flow PIzza
A delicious Connie Soja dessert
Prof Connie Soja delivers a fresh ‘blank canvas’ as Danny Roesler samples the fare, Caitlin Cunningham and Chris Guiney look on, Kara Vadman and Jacky Baughman brainstorm over what to add next and Clem Dunne works on her creation