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The Earth Sciences' faculty is continuously working to engage students through shared field work and research, assisting with internships, and supporting them as they present their research at national conferences.  Select a newsletter edition below to see some of the exciting opportunities that our students have had at Brockport and after graduation. 


"...we got a personal tour [of the National Weather Service office] by some of the NWS staff...we visited the AccuWeather station, an eye opening experience showing the private industry side of meteorology...finally we visited the meteorology department at Penn State University and learned about their graduate program and internships available for undergraduates from colleges like Brockport through the REU Program."

--NWA Brockport Student Chapter
Club Trip to State College, PA

Read this story and more in our Spring 2014 newsletter. 


"This summer I spent six weeks in Wyoming digging up dinosaurs! The quarries I worked in contained the bones of sauropods, huge long-necked, long-tailed, plant-eating dinosaurs. I helped create quarry maps, measuring orientations, lengths, and widths of bones exposed in the quarry, and found some bones myself."

--Sarah Travaly, GEL '14
Wyoming Dinosaur Dig, Internship

 Read this story and more in our Fall 2013 newsletter.


"[I was invited to participate in a] summer work opportunity with Dr. Richards...which involved studying the hydrologic impact of agricultral field abandonment...I had a lot of fun and I know that the skills and knowledge I gained will be invaluable when applying for jobs/graduate school."

--Chris Walden, WTR '13
Summer Research Project

Read this story and more in our Spring 2013 newsletter. 


"The project involves mapping the campus stormwater system using ArcGIS, sampling and analyzing stormwater discharges to ensure that stormwater runoff is not impacting local streams, and developing a campus-wide outreach and education program.  The [undergraduate students involved in this project], Patrick Emblidge, Erin Magee, Dave Cannon, Ryan Grimm, Courtney Fay, Carolyn Schutt and Emily Kridel, have gained valuable experience in integrating science with regional planning and policy."

--Drs. Zollweg, Richards and Noll
SUNY Brockport’s Stormwater Management Plan
USDEC and NYSDEC (Clean Water Act)

Read this story and more in our Fall 2005 newsletter.


"[GIS] is a suite of computer software packages that allows researchers to analyze large data sets that may vary from place to place, or spatially.  

 Earth Scientists use work on management problems such as precision farming or flood prevention."

--What is GIS?
ArcGIS Software utilized at Brockport

  Read this story and more in our Spring 2004 newsletter.


"Rick with Dr. Noll analyzing samples for a research project presented at the Soil Science Society of America annual meeting."

Read this and more in our Fall 2003 newsletter.



Last Updated 4/9/14