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AGU 2017 Talks

Students and faculty of the Department of Geosciences are attending the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting held in New Orleans, LA
Learn more about the department AGU sessions taking place Dec. 11-15, 2017.


The Department of Geosciences seeks candidates for Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Professor
Visit the Human Resources website for additional information.


Geosciences is offering a new online Area VII course: GEOS 1050: Dinosaurs
This course is currently being offered!


   2016 edition of Department of Geosciences Newsletter is available!

 Dr. Michelle A. Kominz was elected as 2016 Fellow of the AAAS.
 More on WMU news.


Portage Public Television recently produced a follow-up on the Michigan Geological Survey’s Special Allocation funding. The piece highlights the bedrock valley demonstration in Portage, which is using a portion of the funding to present the case for annual funding of the MGS.

The department's newly created graduate certificate program in applied hydrogeology is featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal's article, "WMU bets on students digging hydrogeology". Read more.

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.

Two newly created programs are currently accepting students: the certificate in applied hydrogeology and the accelerated M.A. in earth sciences.

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.


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