Geology Department We totally rock!

Geology offers an integrative, scientific avenue of study for issues relating to 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 the Appalachians and other locales around the globe, including but not limited to Hawai'i, Utah, Belize, the Florida Keys, Argentina, Barbados, American Southwest, New Zealand, and Greece, and we offer many opportunities for research here and around the globe using scientific computing, field programs, laboratory analyses, and GIS mapping.

Geology News

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.

Geology Students

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Geology Students Present at National Conference

College students just don't present in national academic conferences every day. Nonetheless, a few months ago, 12 geology students and one computer-science student presented posters and talks at...

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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