Geology students, faculty, staff and their families attended the 2015 Geo Pizza! – a dinner where students are challenged to transform blank doughs, red sauce, pesto, cheeses and assorted other toppings into geology-themed pizzas. Attendees are also strongly encouraged to bring geo-themed desserts.
Twenty-one 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.
Seamus Crowley, Grace Howard, Natalie Smith, and Alex Taylor working on their pizza creation
The first pizza creations of the night take shape. Left to right: Shannon Dillon (front), Giulian Kafaf, Jen Godbout, Emily Holzman, Dave Linsley, Annie Preston, William Peck, Kaylie Patacca, Matt Bosselait, and Glenna Thomas
Annie Preston & Kaylie Patacca present their Isopach Map of the 2015 Ka’iulannie Volcano Eruption Pizza.
Alex Lagowitz’s creates his pepperoni Stegosaurus Pizza.
Oleg’s Pyritohedron Pizza, Jeff & Tom’s Transform Fault Pizza, and Nat & Ciara’s Volcano Pizza wait for their turn in the oven.
Glenna Thomas & Hannah Bercovici look ready to dig into thier Ubehebe Intrusion Pizza
Duncan Keller & Prof. Rich April set to work on their Slightly Off-center Uniaxial Optic Axis Figure Pizza
And here it is!
Jackson Lucas proudly presents his Exsolution and Partial Melting Pizza
Jen Godbout honors her senior research field site with her Roger’s Glen Pizza
Pizza making in full swing. In foreground left to right: Jeff Koch, ?, Tom Bartlett, Prof. William Peck, Giuliana Kafaf, Myongsun Kong, Peter Swiggert, and Oleg Kozel
Some of the desserts we were treated to included “Pan”-gea!, Plagiocake, and Evaporite Nodule Cookies.
Prof. Bruce Selleck (away leading the Wales Study Group) was there “in pizza” thanks to his research students: Emily Holzman, Giuliana Kafaf, JD Schiff, and Peter Swiggert. JD & Peter are missing from photo but Tom Bartlett jumped in to send his regards to Bruce.
Geo Pizza! fell on Earth Day this year so Seamus Crowley, Alex Taylor and Grace Howard celebrated the day with their pizza map of the Earth
Good conversation and pizza. Around the table from the left: Jeff Koch, Oleg Kozel (standing), Mik Redovian, Prof. Amy Leventer (standing), Duncan Keller, Kaylie Patacca, Annie Preston, Jen Godbout, and finally, Emily Holzman laughing at something Tom Bartlett (back to us) just said.
Ciara Pettinos & Natalie Smith had a blast making their Volcano Pizza (pardon the pun)
Rich April gives a “thumbs up” to Oleg Kozel’s Pyritohedron Pizza.
What a team! Oleg Kozel & Duncan Keller make the Silica Polymorph Phase Diagram easier to digest.
Peter Swiggert and his Langerstååten Pizza.
Shannon Dillon’s pizza tribute to her senior research on corals
Can tough guys make a tasty Transform Fault Pizza? Jeff Koch & Tom Bartlett prove they can.
A couple more senior research pizzas – Duncan Keller’s Exsolution Pizza and Matt Bosselait’s Pyroclastic Flow Pizza.