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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bryant Fulk '08 to speak Wed, October 1

Bryant Fulk'08 of Wells Fargo Securities will present “A Review of the Domestic Oil and Gas, Acquisition and Divestiture Space: Why a Geologist Works for an Investment Bank” at 4:30 in A214 in the Science Center. There will be Q and A after the talk, followed by a reception in the Great Hall. Click link for speaker background and talk abstract.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Eleven students to present at GSA, October 2014

Fiften Geology students (eleven first authors) will present posters in Vancouver in October as part of GSA's annual meeting! Funding for travel to the conferences is provided by the Geology Department’s Kozak, McGuire, Spencer, Schwab Award and Frank Young Fund, and by the Office of the Provost.

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