Interested in visiting the NSF/UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility?Under NSF support, we have a dynamic community of visitors from around the world. We welcome students, professionals, staff, and faculty to the NSF/UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility (NSF/UVM CCF) to process samples, learn about laboratory methods, and build collaborations with a diverse community of researchers. We have hosted dozens of visitors and are excited to work with you to learn about cosmogenic nuclide science or to apply cosmogenic nuclides to geologic problems.
Click here to see who (faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students) has come to visit and process samples with us since the new laboratory facility became operational in 2009.
In general, visits fall into three categories:
Sample processing visits entail coming to the NSF/UVM CCF for weeks to months at a time to extract in situ beryllium (and/or aluminum) or meteoric beryllium. This type of visit is appropriate for those interested in generating their own data for funded projects. To learn more about and to schedule a sample processing visit, click here to see a list of steps and a timeline to follow.
Observation visits entail coming to the NSF/UVM CCF typically for a week to learn about laboratory methods and observe sample processing in action. This type of visit is appropriate for those interested in seeing cosmogenic science "behind the scenes", students interested in expanding their learning, or new faculty members starting their own sample processing laboratories. To learn more about and to schedule an observation visit, click here to see a list of steps and a timeline to follow.
Group tours entail visiting the NSF/UVM CCF with a group of students, typically associated with a class, for an hour or several hours. We can design a tour for students of any experience level and will work with you to schedule the tour for a time when the group can watch hands-on laboratory work in action. To learn more about and to schedule a tour, click here to see a list of steps and a timeline to follow.
To ensure that your visit runs smoothly, all of the steps outlined in the links above need to be completed in a timely fashion. Communication about visits should be directed to Facility Manager Lee Corbett at Ashley.Corbett@uvm.edu.
To see our visitors in action, please follow our social media accounts! We are @uvmcosmolab on Instagram and NSF UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility on Facebook.