Students mapping lava flow


Our nine-meter planetarium is an outstanding teaching tool used extensively in undergraduate instruction, both in introductory astronomy courses and in classes for Earth and Space Science teaching majors, and is available for group visits by schools, scouts, or adult groups.


Lewis Selected as Ocean Discovery Lecturer for 2023–24

Jon Lewis will be one of six Ocean Discovery Lecturers for the International Ocean Discovery Program for 2023–24.

IUP Council of Trustees Approve Naming Kopchick Hall Geoscience Lab in Honor, Memory of Former Geoscience Professor

On May 4, 2023, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved the naming of a geoscience laboratory in IUP’s John J. and Char Kopchick Hall in honor and memory of one of the founding members of IUP’s Department of Geoscience.

Patrick Publishes New Book: “Near Woods: A Year in an Allegheny Forest"

Kevin Patrick has completed the new Stackpole book, “Near Woods; A Year in an Allegheny Forest,” available in May 2023.

Pacific Rim Earthquakes in 10 Minutes

An earthquake on one side of the world has the potential for catastrophic effects on the other. Learn the basics of Pacific Rim earthquakes in 10 minutes with Jon Lewis, professor in IUP’s Department of Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning.

Geography Graduate Students Present at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

IUP Geography graduate students Joece Lynn and Lillian Lux traveled to Denver, Colorado, to present at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting.