ESP Biography

MELANIE CAHILL, Stanford sophomore studying Geology, and it rocks!

Major: Geological Sciences

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Melanie Cahill. I am in my second year at Stanford University studying Geology! I play drums in the Stanford Band, dance in Stanford's polynesian dance group Kaorihiva, and play cello on the side. Besides music, I also like laying in grass and eating chocolate, not to mention learning everything I can about rocks!

Past Classes

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R5593: Understanding Plate Tectonics in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
We will learn about the formation of the Earth and the processes that shape what we see at the surface. We will discuss the mechanics behind plate motion and why it makes the Earth so unique in the solar system. Additionally, we will cover the rock cycle and the composition of the Earth.

P4664: Why is the Earth a Magnet? in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
Have you ever wondered why the earth is a huge magnet? Why our compasses point north? It's more complex than you might think! If you like science of all kinds, this class is for you. Come prepared to think critically, apply scientific topics to a real WORLD situation (get it), and finally be able to say you know why the earth is a magnet!