Geology Department We totally rock!

Geology offers an integrative, scientific avenue of study for managing our interactions with the environment, providing adequate resources, ensuring the safety of the built environment in the face of natural hazards, and solving the complex history of earth and its continuing evolution. The Geology Department makes extensive use of the extraordinary geology of the Appalachians and other locales around the globe, including Hawai'i, Utah, Belize, the Florida Keys, American Southwest, New Zealand, and Greece. We also offer many opportunities for research using scientific computing, field programs, laboratory analyses, and GIS mapping. Click here for geo-related talks.

Geology News

Jim Head '78

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his...

Mapping Mount Doom

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mapping Mount Doom

Geology students from Washington and Lee University in front of the volcano Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, a.k.a. Mount Doom of "Lord of the Rings" fame, which they were assigned to map.

Department Announcements

Monday, December 01, 2014

2015 Summer Research Opportunities in Geology, Fri, Dec 5

Geology faculty will go over various research and internship opportunities for Summer 2015 for geology students. The faculty will discuss their summer 2015 research projects. A218, 3:30 to 5:00.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chris Roessler '91 to speak Mon, Dec 1

Chris Roessler '91, of Michael Baker Engineering, Inc., will present "A Career in Water Resource Management: Stream Restoration, Stormwater, Water Quality, and Watershed Planning." A218 at 1:25pm.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lyman Persico to speak Wed, Nov 11

Lyman Persico of Mercyhurst University will present "Hot or damned?: Natural and historical variability of climate, streams, and beaver in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" in A214 in the Science Center at 5:30pm.