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IRM In-Person Educational Opportunities

The IRM now offers special Visiting Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students from U.S. institutions. Students spend an intensive 5-day period working one-on-one with IRM Staff on a project of their choice, learning how to generate, process, and interpret rock magnetic data. See Visitor Page for more information.

The IRM typically hosts a number of undergraduate interns and other students each summer, either through the Department of Geology and Geophysics NSF-Sponsored Summer Internship Program, or informally through faculty at nearby universities or by direct arrangement with IRM faculty or staff.

Beginning in 2011, the IRM started offering biennial Summer Schools in Rock Magnetism . Summer schools were held in 2011201320152016 (Summer Schools were held in two consecutive years in preparation of the IRM move in 2017), and  2018. These intensive 10-day courss are held during the beginning of June at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) in Minneapolis, MN.


Online Educational Resources

Online Textbooks

Essentials of Paleomagnetism, fourth web edition, Lisa Tauxe, with contributions from Robert F. Butler, Subir K. Banerjee, and Rob van der Voo
Paleomagnetism: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes, Robert F. Butler

Elements Issue on Rock Magnetism

This magazine aimed at undergraduate students is devoted to articles in mineral sciences. Each issue explores cutting edge research in accessible, non-technical terminology. The issue on Rock Magnetism (August 2009) has articles on the geodynamo, extraterrestrial magnetism, environmental magnetism, biomagnetism, and terrestrial crustal magnetism.

Physics Today Article on Magnetic Recording in Rocks

This review article written for a non-specialist audience by David Dunlop was recently (June 2012) published in the magazine Physics Today. The publisher has made the article freely available to non-subscribers through this link.

Online Resources for Teachers and Parents

Mag Lab U, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Enduring Resources Earth Science Education (ERESE)
Teach the Earth, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Deep Earth Academy, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, 150 John T Tate Hall, 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455