Semarang (25-10-2023) – Mapping is a stage in geological investigations that is always carried out in various fields of work. The ability to collect geological data in the field, process and analyze geological data in the laboratory, and interpret geological conditions must be possessed by geologists who carry out geological mapping. These things are Course Learning Outcomes (CPMK) in the Geological Mapping course at the Department of Geological Engineering, Diponegoro University. Geological Mapping is a mandatory course for 5th semester students who must have passed the prerequisite courses, namely Geomorphology, Petrology, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, and Field Geological Methods. Participants are designed to implement all basic geological knowledge and skills in a predetermined area.

After approximately 2 months of field data collection and data analysis activities under the guidance of lecturers, it is time for students to compile the results of the activities in the form of a Geology Poster. The composition of the poster consists of several main components, namely track maps, geomorphological maps, geomorphological cross-sections, geological maps, geological cross-sections, stratigraphic columns, supporting analysis, and geological history. A total of 120 participating students printed and displayed their posters in the corridor area on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Pertamina Sukowati Building.

The Geological Poster Exhibition will last for two days on 24 – 25 October 2023. During the activity, the enthusiasm of the participants and spectators was very visible from their discussions in the poster installation area. Students from other classes were very interested and provided comments both directly and in writing in the comments column provided. By carrying out this activity, each student can learn from each other about the objectives and results of Geological Mapping, which is one of the basic skills for a geologist.

Student next to their geology posters

Article by: Jenian Marin (Teknik Geologi)