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Up-to-date news from the Geoscience Department! If you have any news you would like us to share, just e-mail it to geoscience-info@iup.edu and we will get it up. Check back often (or subscribe to our RSS feed!) for updates.

Geoscience Alumnus Dan Saftner ’11 awarded a Fulbright Scholarship

Currently a graduate research assistant at Nevada's Desert Research Institute's Division of Hydrological Sciences, Geoscience alumnus Dan Saftner has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for groundwater research in Niger.

Posted on 4/19/2016 8:19:13 AM

Students Gear Up for 42nd Annual Geoscience Day

The 42nd annual Geoscience Day will be April 29, 2016. Nineteen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium. This will be followed by a talk by alumnus John Taylor (’75).

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:45:27 AM

Free Planetarium Show on 2017 Solar Eclipse on Saturday, April 16

“The American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017” will explain when and where this rare natural event will happen, and how to experience it. See also the current highlights in the night sky on Saturday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:34:56 PM

Free Planetarium Show: “The Greatest Spectacles: Hubble Telescope”

Come explore highlights of a quarter-century of observations by the greatest telescope ever built. See also the current and upcoming highlights in the night sky on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, telescope observing of the night sky will be available after the show.

Posted on 3/14/2016 8:23:21 AM

Free Planetarium show, Weds. March 16, 2016, 7 PM

The Greatest Spectacle: Hubble Telescope, will give some highlights of a quarter-century of observations by the greatest telescope ever built. See also the current and upcoming highlights in the night sky.

Posted on 3/2/2016 6:34:15 PM

IUP Geoscientists Present Research at AGU Meeting

Geoscience faculty Jon Lewis and Greg Mount, along with two undergraduate students, presented research at the 2015 meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. They presented work ranging from the large scale tectonics of Canada, Taiwan, and Japan to small scale porosity measurements in limestone aquifers.

Posted on 2/8/2016 3:25:37 PM

STEMSEAS Student Applications Accepted Until Feb. 19

Applications for the STEMSEAS project, which gives undergraduate students experience aboard research boats at sea, are due Feb. 19.

Posted on 2/5/2016 11:27:59 AM

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