My name is Jay. I’m a geologist and quantitative hydrogeologist living in Central North Carolina. I became enamored with geology at a very young age; however, I never knew what all those interesting “things” I noticed in nature were called until I went to college in Western New York. So I earned an Undergraduate Degree in Geological Sciences & Mathematics. A couple of years after that, I went back for some real pain and obtained a Master’s Degree in Geological Sciences & Environmental Studies with Quaternary Paleoclimatology extras, also in Upstate New York at the awesome Binghamton University.
It wasn’t very long after that when I took a job at a very reputable mid-sized environmental consulting firm headquartered in Syracuse, New York where I faced the challenges of a paradigm that wanted nothing to do with “high-tech” computer software beyond MODFLOW. Groundwater flow modeling. I had had enough of that at graduate school and the first few years working. When the opportunity appeared to branch out into a new type of computer modeling I began to self-teach myself EVS/MVS. Yes I liked pain but MVS was less water – more geology. The Syracuse geology team got it done, and in style too. Shortly thereafter the mid-sized company sold itself to a big mega-global corporation, and my time there was done. The family feel was long gone only to be replaced by bureaucratic mountains of forms [in triplicate of course] to obtain a new box of staples.
So here I am. I am going to focus this geology blog around three simple things:
- The amateur, enthusiast geologist that is overly curious about the world around us;
- The young student on a geology-related track in grade school and at university; and
- The professional geologist that simply wants enjoyable refreshers.
Whenever possible, I am going to present topics in an easy, enjoyable, and entertaining fashion. We’ll take a look at modern applied technologies as well as classical fundamentals. It’s all good. I’m also going to try to make whirlwind tours through regions with a high concentration of really cool geologic and photographic material. I specifically sought out a web host that has an enormous amount of physical space and big bandwidth pipes so I can store a welter of information that will be available for y’all to download at your convenience. I’m a big time equipment dude so when I come across good field gear or companies, I will give an honest evaluation.
So let’s get it going and have some fun! Have questions? Send ‘em to:
jay /*AT%\ geolojay.com <<< You’ll have to fix that up manually. The spammers are hitting me hardcore.