Earth Science Events

Roberta Rudnick, Professor of Geology at the University of Maryland, will give three talks in early October as this year's Crowell Distinguished Lecturer.  Click on the title or the image for talk titles and further information.

  1. October 6, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  2. October 7, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  3. October 8, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Earth Science News

  • Dr. Matt Jackson

Professor Matt Jackson has recently been awarded his second prestigious prize in the last two months.   This time Dr. Jackson was selected for AGU's Hisashi Kuno Award for Volcanology, Geochemistry & Petrology.  In June of this year, Dr. Jackson received the F.W. Clarke Medal.

Twenty-three undergraduate Geology majors, eight graduate students, and four professors spent two weeks in Iceland, where they circumnavigated the island, explored young volcanoes and geothermal centers, and mapped the extent of tsunami waves produced by a large landslide into a caldera that occurred only hours earlier.

Edhat news story about the Iceland fieldtrip

Department of Earth Science: Academic & Research Excellence

Jason Schmidt is pictured with a student at Mountain View Elementary School

Jason Schmidt is pictured with a student at Mountain View Elementary School

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Studying granites in Yosemite

Studying granites in Yosemite

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Oceanographic research in Skan Bay, Alaska

Oceanographic research in Skan Bay, Alaska

John Moore and Susannah Porter

John Moore and Susannah Porter

Graduate students hard at work in Death Valley

Graduate students hard at work in Death Valley

Folds in the eastern Andes

Folds in the eastern Andes

Fieldwork in the TransAntarctic Mountains

Fieldwork in the TransAntarctic Mountains

Fieldwork in the Everest Himalaya

Fieldwork in the Everest Himalaya

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

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