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Plan goal: Involve alumnae in the life and work of the College

  Petroleum geologist Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson '72 teaching during January Term
For petroleum geologist and former College trustee Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson '72, January Term in 2001 and 2002 was a gas--and oil, and hydrogen. Wilson returned to campus to teach students about oil and gas exploration and energy-related issues such as the search for clean, economic, renewable energy. She also taught laboratory sessions on how to examine rocks and discussed the processes involved in locating oil and gas, drilling wells, and marketing petroleum. Wilson hopes that other alumnae will take time out, particularly during J-Term, to talk about their professions and share their experiences. "It's a way for students to connect with the larger world," she said.

Wilson has spent twenty-five years working in the field of petroleum geology and is president of Methane Resources Group, a company she founded in 1981. She has expanded her J-Term course into a full-semester course and teaches it at the University of Maine at Orono, where she is also an adjunct professor of geology. "I felt like it was time to give back the knowledge and experience I've obtained and share it with students," she said. Geology major Katharine Sayre '02 was pleased with Wilson's decision to take a hiatus from the corporate world for a stint in academia. "Because Ms. Wilson is a practicing geologist, she adds a unique perspective to learning geology. [It's] different than a purely academic one. This class introduced me to the applicable, practical side of geologic exploration."

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