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"Mineral-scale constraints on continental breakup" Seminar this week
October 12, 2016
"Mineral-scale constraints on continental breakup" Seminar this week

Dr. Andrew Smye from Penn State will be our guest speaker Friday, October 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 204 Natural Science Building.  For our full slate of seminar speakers, click here.

National Fossil Day activities at the MSU Museum
October 4, 2016
National Fossil Day activities at the MSU Museum

MSU will observe the annual National Parks Service's celebration of fossils with an afternoon of family-friendly activities this Sunday, October 9, from 1-5 at the MSU Museum

Glaciology seminar this week
October 3, 2016
Glaciology seminar this week

Dr. Ellyn Enderlin, of the University of Maine, will speak on "Investigating variations in glacier sensitivity to modern climate change using remotely-sensed data", Friday, October 7, 12:30-1:30, room 204 Natural Sciences.  For our full slate of Fall semester speakers, click here.

Hydrology seminar this week
September 27, 2016
Hydrology seminar this week
Jim Butler, of the University of Kansas, will talk about "Assessing the Sustainability of Aquifers Supporting Irrigated Agriculture: A Case Study of the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas".  Friday, September 30, 12:30-1:30, Room 204 Natural Science
Department Seminar this week:  Gary Myers of Aera Energy LLC
September 12, 2016
Department Seminar this week: Gary Myers of Aera Energy LLC

Gary Myers, GLG/EES alumnus, will speak on,"Geologic Insights from 2D and 3D Seismic Data: Examples from the San Joaquin Basin, California", Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:30-1:30, Room 204 Natural Science Building

2016-2017 Department Seminar series begins this week!
September 8, 2016
2016-2017 Department Seminar series begins this week!

Dr. Mike Gottfried of EES will speak on "One big fish, one small tooth, and new inferences on the paleo-history of Zealandia.  Friday, 12:30, room 204 Natural Science Building.

Dr. Julie Libarkin promoted to full professor
August 10, 2016
Dr. Julie Libarkin promoted to full professor

The most recent of many honors for the leader of the Geocognition Lab

August 10, 2016
Geocognition Lab research awarded outstanding paper award

A paper published by the GRL in 2015 has been awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Year by the Journal of Geoscience Education

New MSU Collaboration will study Midcontinent Rift
August 5, 2016
New MSU Collaboration will study Midcontinent Rift

Dr. Tyrone Rooney will lead MSU's effort in a multi-institutional collaboration to study the billion-year-old rift exposed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

EES Grad Student wins best poster award
July 14, 2016
EES Grad Student wins best poster award

Sydney Ruhala was awarded best poster at the 2016 Society for Freshwater Science meeting in Sacramento

June 2, 2016
We are changing our name!

As of July 1, 2016, we officially become the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences! 

Prof Zarnetske honored with outstanding faculty award
May 6, 2016
Prof Zarnetske honored with outstanding faculty award

Assistant Professor Jay Zarnetske was recognized for excellence by the Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU)

Banded Iron Formation (BIF) Dedication
May 5, 2016
Banded Iron Formation (BIF) Dedication

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., the dedication of the Banded Iron Formation (BIF) took place in front of Michigan State University's Natural Science Building.

RSVP for Annual Graduation Brunch and Awards Reception
April 27, 2016
RSVP for Annual Graduation Brunch and Awards Reception

GLG's annual recognition of the achievements of our students will be May 7

Norm Sleep is inaugural GLG Bergquist medalist
April 27, 2016
Norm Sleep is inaugural GLG Bergquist medalist

Dr. Norm Sleep of Stanford University is the recipient of the first department alumni award.

Geocognition Lab student receives NSF Fellowship
April 25, 2016
Geocognition Lab student receives NSF Fellowship

Patricia Jaimes received her award for a project exploring diversity in the earth sciences.

April 19, 2016
Department Seminar this week

“Preserve the data along with your paper and let the readers stand on your shoulders: a coastal hydrology example.” Friday, April 22, 12:30-1:30, room 204 Natural Science Building. Xuan Yu, presenter.

 

April 19, 2016
Graduate Student Defenses!

Several of our graduate students will be defending their theses in the upcoming weeks.

April 19, 2016
Prof Bruno Basso receives 2016 Innovation of the Year Award

The 2016 Innovation of the Year award goes to Dr. Bruno Basso for his work with crop growth management technology.

GLG students and faculty engage the public at MSU's Science Festival
April 12, 2016
GLG students and faculty engage the public at MSU's Science Festival

Geology Club and GLG faculty will participate in this week's campus-wide Science Festival