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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

  • Our SPRING 2015 REUNION & FUNDRAISER is finally planned!  Join us on Saturday, June 6th.   See our department Facebook page for more information.  
  • Pankaj  The department welcomes another international graduate student!   Pankaj Kaushik is visiting from Kurukshetra University in Haryana, India, and is working with Dr. Mark Noll to complete his hydrogeology thesis.  
  • Congratulations, Jef Polkowski, on your new position as City Planner in Watertown, NY! We're glad to have you back in New York, and so proud of what you've accomplished.
  • Kristian Oliver, Randy Chase and Aidan Kuroski attended the 2014 American Meteorological Society's (AMS) annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.  Click here for more information about the group poster presented by all three meteorology students.  Click here for information on Randy Chase's poster that outlines the research from his summer REU internship at Penn State.  

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 5/6/15