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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Daniel Richter to speak Thurs, Oct 30

Daniel Richter, PhD, Legislative and Science Director for Citizens' Climate Lobby, will present "Climate and Congress: One Scientist’s Unexpected Career Path" in A214 in the Science Center at 4:30pm.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Parents Weekend BBQ Lunch and Open House, Fri, October 10

Come enjoy local bbq pork and chicken and sides and meet faculty, students, and other families at the Geology Department's Annual BBQ Lunch and Open House. Noon to 1:15pm in A218 and A228 in the Science Center, Friday, October 10.