2011 Scholarship Recipient: Robert Livesay
Senior at the University of Montana, Geosciences
“Upon receiving this scholarship, I pursued my dream of studying abroad in Ireland. Last school year, I studied at University of College Cork in Cork, Ireland. The chance to study in Ireland was a once in a lifetime experience. In Cork, I studied International Field Geosciences and through my degree I got the opportunity to study geology in Germany, Scotland, England and Ireland. Classes I took ranged from crustal evolution of NW Britain, where I learned the complete geologic history of Britain to Petroleum Geology, where I studied how the world’s fossil fuels are obtained.”
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About the Author
In 2001, I uprooted my family and moved to Corvallis to pursue a Master’s in Soil Science at OSU. Food waste composting research married with scholarly escapades into soil physics, chemistry and biology prepared me to be a member of the Benton SWCD Team. My passion is to revive regard for soil.