Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: EMMA PERCY

Hometown: Whitby, ON

Program: Geology

Current year: Fourth year

Why I chose Geology:

I came to Queen’s with the common idea of taking Life Sciences and becoming a doctor. I wasn’t aware that geology was even an option for me until I took Professor McBride’s introductory geology course. I instantly fell in love with geology and have never looked back. Another deciding factor was that it is a subject where you can get a job in your field of interest during and after school. There are many different aspects of geology that can lead to very exciting careers and experiences and it is a great option for those who love the outdoors and to travel.

Student involvement/extracurricular activities I am involved with:

-Currently hired by Queen’s University as a Teaching Assistant for Terrain Evaluation and Topics in Mineralogy: Gemmology

-Chosen to participate in the 2014 Student Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop sponsored by the PDAC

-Currently a member of Miller Club

The professor(s) or course which has influenced me the most so far:

Every professor I have come across in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering has had a positive influence on my learning experience and have helped me develop as a geologist. I am extremely grateful for everything they have done for me.

The courses that have had a significant influence on me are Geology of North America and Metallogeny and Mineral Exploration. These courses tied together concepts from all previously taken classes and applied them to larger scale situations. They are challenging courses but rewarding and useful for future endeavors. 

After I graduate,  I:

plan on continuing my education through a Master’s program focused in petroleum geology.

One big goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:

I would love to have a job that allows me to travel as much as possible while constantly learning new things.

 

Back to Student Spotlights