Whether conducting an Ichthyosaur dig in Wyoming, studying the impact of shrinking wetlands systems, or forecasting severe storms in our weather center—the learning experience in each of the earth sciences is driven by a spirit of scientific inquiry and creative discovery. Through our close student-professor collaborations, with an emphasis on field work and research, and high academic standards, students prepare for careers in the earth sciences and its many related disciplines. Whatever direction their paths take, our graduates have gained the confidence and skills to take active, contributing roles as stewards and citizens of the Earth.
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Kim Engels (ESC '14) is one of several students who presented their undergraduate research at the 2014 Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting. Her work, which examined the response of Northrup Creek to changing precipitation patterns, was featured in the May edition of the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists' (BAPG) newsletter. Take a look at the complete article for more information on Kim's research.
The Department of the Earth Sciences would like to welcome Dr. Stephen Jessup to the faculty as our newest assistant professor! Dr. Jessup is a recent graduate of Cornell University where he studied Atmospheric Science. See his biography for information about his additional academic background and research interests.