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 a list of all 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, March 23, 2015

Senior Geology BS Thesis Presentations, Fri, April 3

Come hear about the research projects twelve geology students are completing as part of the BS, and BS with honors, degrees. Starting at 3:00pm on Friday April 3, you can hear about seismic interpretation, endangered corals, bedrock erosion on Mars, and much more. A114 in the Science Center.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Matt Jungers, Oberlin College, Thurs, March 19

Matt Jungers, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, will present "A Source-to-Sink View of Earth Surface Processes: Cosmic Rays to Castor Canadensis." 12:20pm in A218.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chel Samuels and Franklin Wolfe to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Chel Samuels '15 and Franklin Wolfe '16 will be inducted into the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 19. Lee Chapel.