Ben Currens

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
112 Slone Research Building

B.S. Earth and Atmoshperic Sciences - Geologicals Sciences and Development Sociology, Cornell University 2012
A.S. Math and Science, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, 2009


Originally from Lexington, I moved to upstate New York in 2006 after leaving the military. There I completed two undergraduate degrees then returned to Kentucky to pursue graduate studies.

I have earned both an Associate Degree (Tompkins-Cortland Community College) and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University.  As an undegraduate at Cornell I double majored in Geological Sciences, focusing on Sedimentary Geology and Basin Analysis, and Development Sociology.  I also  had the opportunity to conduct research in a variety of topics including the  geochemistry of the Marcellus Shale.  Following my graduation I received an appointment as a Research Aide in the Department of Development Sociology.   

My research interests lie primarily within hydrogeology and the response of aquifers to climate change. 

When I am not working I do my best to be in the mountains, or under them, as much as possible. 


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