Geologic Principles

Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Cruz, Earth & Planetary Sciences, 2018

Introductory Earth Science coarse covering the fundamentals of geosciences, with an emphasis on solid Earth topics.
Instructor: Prof. Terrence Blackburn.


Prepare and lead discussion and laboratory sections. In addition to assisting on lab section field trip, created an image-based “virtual” fieldtrip for students who were unable to attend.

Topics Covered

Discussion: Fundamentals of stratigraphy, petrology, geophysics, and tectonics; manipulating units of measurement; review of lecture topics.

Laboratory: Rock and mineral ID, interpreting geologic maps, structural geology, geomorphology.