3 Majors: Environmental Studies Environmental Science
Humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences combine to examine how humans interact with, and impact, the environment around them. Students focus on issues like global warming, alternative energy sources, wilderness protection, and natural resources.Study the environment from diverse perspectives
Environment Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate environmental issues. Cutting-edge field, laboratory and computing equipment are used to evaluate and solve environmental problems within a societal context. Contacts with local, state, and national professionals enhance the program.Make the Earth your classroom
Geosciences emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape our planet, looking at the minerals and rocks that comprise it and the interdisciplinary study of the Earth’s surface and interior. This major has a proven track record, consistently ranking among the best undergraduate programs in the country. .Field-based learning around the world
Facilities & Support
Hawai'i -- Spring Break 2015
The Petrology class (GEO322) travelled to Hawai'i during Spring Break, March 14-22. Professor Stan Mertzman took 10 students to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In addition to spending a day with noted volcanologist Don Swanson examining evidence for intense bursts of pyroclastic activity at Kilauea volcano, the group hiked the Kilauea I'ki trail, hiked to Mauna Ulu shield volcano and pit crater, and explored the Nahuku lava tube. Read more: http://www.fandm.edu/news/latest-news/2015/04/02/a-geoscience-course-takes-students-to-volcanic-hawaii
Join us for ENE Light Lunch this Friday, April 10th!
Elizabeth & William B. White, Penn State University (emeriti)
“Ground Water in Karstic Terrain: A Half Century of Progress"
The Whites have published separately in about 20 different fields spanning crystal physics; infrared, luminescence and raman spectroscopy; igneous and aqueous geochemistry; stormwater management; geologic hazards; mine reclamation; and nuclear waste management... to name a few! The topics on which they collaborate are karst geomorphology and hydrogeology.
12:00noon, Hackman 119 - lunch will be provided
Why study our Earth & Environment?
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
A new examination of marine fossils dating back 23 million years is providing scientists with clues about which oceanic animals and ecosystems in the world's coastal regions might be at natural risk...Read More
Having made their mark on the natural landscape the last few hundred years, humans are now undoing some development -- notably with regard to old milldams and sediment-filled ponds that have...Read More
Which marine animals and ecosystems face the greatest extinction risk? Fossils may help to answer that question. In a paper I co-authored earlier this month in Science with Seth Finnegan (UC Berkeley...Read More