Mark Irby-Gill


Project Title: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling Down the River: Will Harder Rocks Cause Your Waterfront Property to Roll into the River Faster?

Mentors: Vanessa Gabel and Greg Tucker, CU Geological Sciences

Bio: Mark uses whatever excuse he can to enjoy the outdoors. When it came to choosing a  career path, Geology provided as many excuses to get outdoors as he could think of.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, the options for natural outdoor experiences were limited, so he moved out to Colorado. As a student at Red Rocks Community College, he ventures outdoors and studies geology almost daily. He even found a way to incorporate geology into his creative outlets as an avid ceramic artist.  

Mark plans to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines to study Geological Engineering  with a concentration in Exploration Geology. The dream job for Mark incorporates travel and working with minerals. As an amateur mineral collector, a career in Exploration Geology would provide the perfect work environment for Mark.  

Mark appreciates the opportunity to conduct research in the RECCS program this summer. The potential to build on the knowledge he gains this summer and in school pushes him to strive for more. 

View Mark's elevator speech, poster, and oral presentation. 

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