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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Warren Barrash, Tues, March 10

Warren Barrash, PhD, prof emeritus, Boise State University, will present "Heterogeneity, Hydrogeophysics, and Hydraulic Tomography - Estimating Hydraulic Parameter Distributions in Unconsolidated Sedimentary Aquifers." 12:20pm in A218.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sarah Beth Cadieux, PhD candidate, Thurs, March 5

Sarah Beth Cadieux, PhD candidate, Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, will present "Gassy lakes: Using isotopes to understand methane in small, Arctic lakes." 5:45 in A218. Pizza!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Franco Corona of ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Wed, Feb 18

Franco Corona, Technical Geological Advisor, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, will present "The Role of Faults in Exploration, Development, and Production of Hydrocarbons (Oil and Gas)." 1:30pm in A218.