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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Weather Calendars are here! Available in Greater Rochester, Buffalo, or Syracuse editions. Each edition contains numerous weather statistics from the area, fascinating facts relating to the year's theme, as well as room to record your own observations of current conditions. [preview] Complete the order form and submit it, along with your payment, to the address provided. Your order will provide funding to the Science Scholarship for incoming freshmen and transfers majoring in one of the earth sciences. Thank you in advance for your support!
Geology alum, Bryan Kaproth '07, completed his PhD in Geosciences at Penn State this past August, and in September his article entitled "Slow Earthquakes, Preseismic Velocity Changes, and the Origin of Slow Frictional Stick-Slip," was published in the prestigious Science magazine. [September 13, 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6151 pp. 1229-1232.] Congratulations on your stellar accomplishments, Bryan!
Dr. Paul Richards continues his year-long sabbatical during which he is working closely with colleagues at Cornell University and the Genesee Soil Water Conservation District studying recent well contamination events in the karst landscape of Genesee County, New York. Read about the project.