The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. This is accomplished through the lens of five interdisciplinary themes:
While each of these thematic areas represents distinct faculty expertise, there are considerable opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and research.
The Department houses programs leading to undergraduate, undergraduate honors, and graduate degrees in the following areas: Geography, Earth Sciences, Geology and Meteorology. Additionally the department contributes to two interdisciplinary graduate programs; Infrastructure and Environmental Systems and Public Policy.
Congratulations to Melissa Currie, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis for her receipt of the Graduate School's 2014-2015 Joanna R. Baker Memorial Graduate Fellowship and for her invitation to attend the 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) PhD Workshop at Harvard University this coming August.
Read more>>Congratulations to Melissa Currie, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis
Congratulations to Claire Schuch, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis on her receipt of one of the highly competitive National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants for her research "Socio-Spatial Geographies of Youth Accessing the Urban Labor Market".
Read more>>Congratulations to Claire Schuch, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis
Congratulations to Thad Dixon who successfully defended (June 6th) and submitted his PhD dissertation to the Graduate School. His dissertation is titled, "Exploring Latino Healthcare Service Provision in a Pre-emerging Immigrant Gateway State". Dr. James Thaddeus Dixon will be officially awarded his doctorate in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis at the graduation ceremonies in December.
Read more>>Congratulations to Thad Dixon who successfully defended (June 6th) and submitted his PhD dissertation to the Graduate School.
Congratulations to Brandy Stimac (M.S. Earth Sciences) for winning the nationally-competitive 2014-2015 StormStruck WeatherPredict Consulting Scholarship to continue her research on the fundamental physical processes behind supercell formation in landfalling tropical cyclones. In addition to a $1500 travel award, Brandy will present her research at the Federal Alliance for Home Safety (FLASH) Annual Conference scheduled for 19-21 November 2014 in Orlando, Florida
Read more>>Congratulations to Brandy Stimac (M.S. Earth Sciences) for winning the 2014-2015 StormStruck WeatherPredict Consulting Scholarship
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