Earth Science News

Susannah Porter has just been elected a Fellow of the Paleontological Society.

Congratulations to these three graduate students who received competitive research grants from the GSA that will help to fund their research.


Francisco Apen receives AGeS grant from the NSF EarthScope program.

Francis Macdonald and Lorraine Lisiecki featured in the journal Science!

Department of Earth Science: Academic & Research Excellence

Folds in the eastern Andes

Veronika and Ellie Underwater

Summerfield 2018 Group Photo

Summerfield 2018 Group Photo

Alex Simms, Field Camp 2018

Convict Lake, Geology of California Class - 2017

Bunk House on Santa Cruz Island

Alex Wrobel on a big rock!

Earth Science Picnic

Mt. Luyendyk, the Antarctic peak named for Professor Bruce Luyendyk in April 2016


Playing in the Snow at Askja Caldera, Iceland

Base Camp, Springfield 2018

Poster Presentations 2018

Earth 103 Field Trip - On Our Way!

Grand Canyon Research Trip

Josh Garber Speaking Along Gibraltar

David Valentine and Students at Last Supper on Ship

Springfield 2018, The View!

Demian Nelson in Antartica

Earth 103 Field Trip - 2018

Eclipse Watch

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