Calvin Mako

Visiting Instructor in Geology


Carnegie 212


Calvin primarily studies metamorphic rocks in ancient mountain belts to understand their record of intense heating and deformation of the Earth’s crust. This work involves a combination of detailed field and microscopic observations, uranium-lead dating, and numerical modeling. These techniques help us to determine 1) when and how continental collisions occur, 2) what processes produce and transport heat in the Earth, and 3) how the strength of the Earth’s crust evolves. Calvin’s past and ongoing research involves field work in Arizona, Scotland and Maine. He is excited to be teaching Earth Structure and Dynamics, Field Geology of Maine, and GIS at Bates this year.

Earth Structure and Dynamics – GEO 230
Field Geology of Maine – GEO 107
Mapping and Geographical Information Systems – ES/GE 217