The geoscience tour in the Science and Engineering Building will include two parts: 1. The Nevada Isotope Geochronology Lab (NIGL) where faculty and students use a variant of potassium-argon dating to determine the age of rocks as old as several billion years, and 2. The Las Vegas Isotope Science (LVIS) lab, where faculty and students study the ratio of carbon and oxygen isotopes in water, rocks, and fossils. Much of the research in the LVIS lab is devoted to paleoclimate studies of cave deposits.
Note: Space for the tour is limited. If the tour is full, you will be notified via email if you are on the wait list.