Hot off the press!
Drs. Stephen Kaczmarek and Andrew Caruthers' National Science Foundation proposal, "Acquisition of a Handheld XRF Spectrometer to Enhance Sedimentary and Paleoenvironmental Research," has been funded! This award will be used to acquire a handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Handheld XRF is a relatively new technology but will prove vital in supporting ongoing research and outreach activities in the Michigan Basin.
The Department of Geosciences is proud to welcome its newest faculty member, Dr. Matt Reeves. Dr. Reeves has been hired to help meet the growing needs of the department's hydrogeology program. He will arrive in Rood Hall in July to participate in the Hydrogeology Field Course.
The Michigan Geological Survey was awarded $500,000 of state funding to conduct geologic mapping to protect and develop Michigan’s natural resources. This award is a testament to the vision and hard work of the staff at the MGS and MGRRE. Read more.
Dr. Carla Koretsky, professor of geosciences, has been selected to be the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more.
Dr. Essam Heggy, professor of geosciences and NASA Research Scientist, served as a panel moderator at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on May 6, 2016. The subject of the panel was educational opportunities for young people in the Arab World. WMU's President Dunn participated in the panel. Read more.