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Department of the Earth Sciences

About Us

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.

Follow the links on the left for more information about our faculty, the curriculum, and internship and employment opportunities.  Thank you for visiting our site.

Department News

  • Aidan Kuroski (MET '16) was awarded the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which offers a  two-year monetary award toward his tuition at Brockport, and a paid internship with NOAA next summer.  Congratulations!

  • Visiting graduate student, Marine David, has come from southern France to earn credits toward her thesis by working with Dr. Paul Richards on two grants:  1) Identifying Sinkholes in Albany County, and 2) Two New Techniques to Evaluate Connectivity of Septic Field to Great Lakes Watersheds and Embayments.  Marine will be staying through the Spring 2015 semester.  Welcome, Marine!

Meteorology Summer Research, 2014  paleo Fall 2014  2013 grad


The College at Brockport ~ Department of the Earth Sciences ~ 350 New Campus Dr. ~ 317 Lennon Hall
Office (585) 395-2636 ~ Fax (585) 395-2416 ~ Email
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Last Updated 12/24/14