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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

Hovan Presents on Climate Research in South Korea

Geoscience professor Steve Hovan was invited in January 2016 to present climate research findings to colleagues from the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology and the Korean Polar Research Institute.

Posted on 1/26/2016 9:14:13 AM

Applications to Go to Sea with STEMSEAS Now Being Accepted

Undergraduate students will be taken on three different short transits aboard state-of-the-art research ships this summer with the project STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships. Students interested in STEM fields but unsure which field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted on 1/25/2016 8:58:34 AM

Geoscience Mineral Sale Runs Through Thursday

The Geological Society of IUP Annual Mineral Sale will be held November 16 to 19. Minerals, fossils, shells, polished stones and jewelry will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Weyandt Planetarium Lobby.

Posted on 11/16/2015 8:59:48 AM

Warnock Discusses Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment Research Findings

Jonathan Warnock, Geoscience, returned from gathering with scientists from around the globe who participated in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347: Baltic Sea Paleoenvironments. The group met in Stockholm, Sweden, to discuss their initial findings and plan out future research collaborations.

Posted on 10/8/2015 2:52:32 PM

American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Course on Interpreting Seismic Stratigraphy

Fred Schroeder, through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Visiting Scientist Program, will offer an intensive short-course to geoscience students on Wednesday, October 7.

Posted on 10/7/2015 10:14:31 AM

Schedule of Free Planetarium Shows Announced

A lunar eclipse is the kickoff event for this year’s free Planetarium shows, starting on Thursday, September 24.

Posted on 9/17/2015 7:24:02 AM

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