The Science Seminar “From Meters to Microns: Mineralogy at NOVA” by Geology Professor Shelley Jaye is available on NOVA TV Video on Demand.
NOVA’s Geology Program offers unique student learning opportunities through research collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), including volunteer and paid internship assignments, which allow students to learn skills and techniques that prepare them for employment and advanced coursework at a four-year university. One of these opportunities involves contributing to the research being done on the Impact Structure and Virginia Coastal Plain geology.
Jaye has been a full-time geology instructor at NOVA since 2011. She studied geology at Wayne State University in downtown Detroit conducting her research on rocks related to the Appalachians but located in the Norwegian Arctic. She worked for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency for 14 years before pursuing a second career as an educator.
The seminar was presented by the Science Seminar Committee; Math, Science and Engineering Division; and the Lyceum, Annandale Campus.