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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.

Dinosaur Murder Mystery Site Research Conducted by Warnock and Geoscience Students

For the past five years, Jonathan Warnock, a paleoclimatologist in the IUP Geoscience Department, has done research at the Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur quarry near Price, Utah in conjunction with colleague Joseph Peterson from the University of Wisconsin. Scientists consider the area as having one of the densest concentrations of bones ever found, but don’t understand why or how this group of carnivorous dinosaurs came together.

Posted on 7/18/2016 1:16:59 PM

Geoscience Students on Spring 2016 Dean's List

The Geoscience Department congratulates its majors on being named to the Dean's List for Spring 2016.

Posted on 6/20/2016 9:34:29 AM

Inaugural Transit of STEMSEAS Arrives in Honolulu

STEMSEAS (STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships) is an NSF-Funded pilot project aimed at improving retention, enhancing outcomes, and increasing diversity and overall numbers in geoscience fields by providing undergraduate students transformative experiences at sea.

Posted on 6/8/2016 7:19:51 AM

Geoscience’s Lewis Gives Invited Talk at Japan Geosciences Union Meeting

On May 24, 2016, Jon Lewis presented his talk titled “The influence of upper plate tectonic inheritance in the southern Taiwan arc-continent collision” in a session focusing on the geodynamic evolution of northeast Asia and the western Pacific at the Japan Geosciences Union Meeting in Tokyo.

Posted on 6/2/2016 1:54:44 PM

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

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    302 East Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2379
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  • Summer 2016
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