About Us

Why join?

If you are reading this, you are no doubt a serious student. If you are¬†looking for an all-business approach to graduate school, you have at last come to the right place. When you first join you are designated a Junior Petrosadist — you will place your nose to the grindstone, and will not raise it until the day you graduate. You will go to class, slave in the lab with your fellow petrosadists, study until you weep and gnash your teeth, and YOU WILL LIKE IT!

What to expect?

At the Center for Rock Abuse, the work is extremely rewarding. In the first place, the Second Law of Thermodynamics is excluded from the sacred precincts of the Green Center basement. To carefully and meticulously prepare a sample, to slowly and painstakingly bring it up to temperature and pressure, and to record 90 data points only to have the sample crumble and leak before the last, absolutely critical 91st – 100th, is practically unheard of, occurring in only 83.267% of all samples.

Still interested?

If you are interested in joining our center, please email Dr. Manika Prasad (geophysics department) to find out more.

To learn more about our petrosadist ways, go to our resources page.