Going the Distance

CPP’s own “rock star,” Nicholas Van Buer, an associate professor of geological sciences, was featured in this Instagram post that garnered over 1,600 likes. Van Buer spent his sabbatical completing a 500-mile hike across the Mojave Desert. He also filmed an educational YouTube series chronicling his 40-day journey. Along the way he identified rocks ranging from those propelled into the Mojave 19 million years ago to those from 635 million years ago, showing that in fact #geologyrocks.