weber1Erin Weber; Undergraduate Student

My name is Erin Weber and I am a senior graduating this December with a B.S. in Geology and Conservation and Environmental Science.  I love the outdoors, backpacking, and traveling.  My field of interest has always been petrology/volcanology, but I have been warming up to Hydro lately.  My friends won't believe that when they read it.  Unfortunately I have no discrete successes, but I consider myself successful overall. I have enjoyed and done well in all of my Geology classes, and I wish I could take even more; too bad I've been in school too long.  Ha. Geology Rocks.

  1. Hometown/High School?
    Wausau West Highschool, Wausau WI
  2. Year in School and expected graduation date?
    Super duper senior, December 2011
  3. What brought you to UWM?
    I moved to the city with friends and needed to finish school.
  4. What convinced you to major in Geosciences?
    You’ve heard the story, I always had rocks in my pockets. It wasn’t my first or even my second degree choice. It hadn’t occurred to me that it was a serious career maybe because it wasn’t really introduced at all at my previous schools. I took Glacial geology and I was hooked.
  5. What field of study would you like to go into and how would you describe it to a prospective student?
    I’m really not sure yet, I like Petrology as well as geomorphology; and yes, even some hydrology. I would tell them it is all awesome.
  6. What's been your best experience so far?
    really enjoyed all of my field trips and field camp was something that’s hard to even explain. Besides that, I have met so many friends that I hope I will have forever.
  7. Have you gotten the opportunity to participate in field trips, field work, or travel as part of your education?
    Field trips for multiple classes.
  8. Have you gotten the opportunity to participate in a student research project while at UWM?
    Sort of, I did an independent study with Dr. Barry Cameron preparing samples from Iceland looking at CO2 and H2O content.
  9. What trait or thing has allowed you to succeed in geology?
    I love to be outside and I’m eager to learn. It’s a very broad yet complicated field.
  10. weber2How would you describe the Department of Geosciences at UWM to a prospective student?
    It’s amazing, like a big family. Professors rock.
  11. Do you have any advice that you would give to a student who is new to the Geoscience major at UWM?
    Work hard but have fun. Don’t forget to use the sweet computer lab.
  12. What do you most enjoy about Milwaukee?
    It has a great atmosphere. Summers are hoppin’, the lake is beautiful, there are great restaurants and bars. It’s big but not too big.
  13. What are your plans after you graduate?
    To get a grown up job that I love.

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