Carl Dickason

University of Arizona: Working toward: BS Science Education, Earth Science option

Cass Technical High School: Chem-Bio

After a quick 20 years away from school to raise my daughter and get her through college, I am back pursuing my dream of teaching geoscience. I started my journey at Cass Technical High School in Detroit where I was a chem-bio major. I went on to college at Wayne State University in Detroit where I took my first geology course and was immediately hooked. Life intervened and I found myself in Tucson, surrounded by actual rocks that weren't glacial deposits. I started at the UA in 1983. By 1985 I was a single parent of a 2 year old and found it impossible to work full time, go to school full time and raise a daughter. She graduated from the University of Redlands in December 2006 and here I am.

I spent the last 20 years designing and installing audio and A/V systems in various commercial and public buildings all over North America including some at the U of A. I have also worked as a farmhand, laboratory animal technician with rhesus monkeys, maintenance engineer, store manager, florist and contractor. I do pottery, photography and woodwork for relaxation. I play 5 string banjo, guitar, congas, bongos, doumbek and e-flat Sousaphone with varying degrees of incompetance.