Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: SARA PIECZONKASara Pieczonka, graduate student spotlight Queen's University Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

"We are really lucky in Queen’s GeoSci and GeoEng to receive an education that is near top-ranked in our field, and still benefit from a smaller department size. It’s rare to receive such excellent education and feel like you are in a tight-knit community all at once. It’s definitely made all the difference in my post-secondary studies. I have met the most wonderful people in this field and at Queen’s!"

Hometown: Kingston, ON

Graduate Research Focus: Muon Tomography to monitor depletion in SAGD (steam-assisted gravity drainage) reservoirs.

Why I chose to do graduate studies:

I discovered geophysics in undergrad and wanted an opportunity to pursue it as a career!

Why Queen’s?:

I am lucky that Queen’s is one of the best schools in Canada in our field and I grew up in Kingston, so it’s the best of both worlds to study here.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:

I like to spend time with family, travel, and watch Survivor- multiple re-runs of all 39 seasons.

What’s next for you?:

I am working on my research with CRM Geotomography Technologies in Vancouver. I am really enjoying muon research in geology and hope to continue this type of work after I graduate. If I could do that and be a contestant on Survivor I would be ecstatic.