Georgia State Geologists Unlock Mysteries of Ancient Climate Change

Posted On June 14, 2017
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Researchers from Georgia State University’s Geosciences Department are using mineralogical tools to study climate change in East Africa that dates back nearly 1.9 million years ago.

“Doing this research is exhilarating because you get a glimpse into how dynamic environmental change is on Earth,” said geosciences chair and Professor Daniel Deocampo, who is leading the… more »


GSU Provost and Professor of Geosciences Risa Palm Publishes Paper on Climate Change Perception in Flagship Journal Annals of the AAG

Posted On March 13, 2017
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Dr. Risa Palm, who is the University Provost and also a Professor of Geosciences, has published a paper titled “What Causes People to Change Their Opinion about Climate Change,” in the journal Annals of the American Association of Geographers. She was joined in the paper by co-authors Drs. Gregory Lewis and Bo Feng, both of… more »

36th Annual Technical Conference of the National Association of Black Geoscientists to be held at GSU Sept 6-9

This Black History Month, we are proud to announce that the GSU Department of Geosciences will be hosting the 36th Annual Technical Conference of the National Association of Black Geoscientists!

The event will be on campus Sept 6-9, and will feature research presentations from faculty, industry, government, and students from across the nation.

We are… more »

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Graduate Student Milestones: Contact Dr. Larry Kiage to make sure that you’re on the right track graduate students!

Posted On October 26, 2016
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Please reach out to Dr. Larry Kiage if you are a new graduate student or an undergrad seeking information on graduate school. Or, if you just have questions! Dr. Kiage recently became the department Graduate Advisor and he has the answers you may need. You can email him at or find him in his… more »

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Come check out the Geosciences Seminar Series!

Posted On September 9, 2016
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Come check out the Georgia State Geosciences Seminar Series! The series will include lectures discussing how the Geosciences impact our world. Come and find out the many ways that you can make difference in our planet and the policies we pursue. Ask questions, get involved. Light refreshments will be provided.

GSU to join the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science

Posted On February 11, 2016
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GSU will be joining the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI), the nation’s leading consortium promoting education and research in the water sciences.  This will allow access for GSU students and faculty to CUAHSI’s water data, research infrastructure, and educational and outreach programs, and it will highlight GSU Geoscience’s growing strengths… more »

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Welcome Dr. Pangle

Posted On January 27, 2016
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In January, Dr. Luke Pangle joined the ranks of our faculty as Assistant Professor of Geosciences! Dr. Pangle joins us after serving as a post-doctoral research scientist at Biosphere 2, the University of Arizona’s Landscape Evolution Observatory out in the Arizona desert! He earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies at Elon University, his M.S. in… more »

AGI Begins National Dialogue on Geosciences National Policy

Posted On November 9, 2015
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The geoscience community has the knowledge, experience, and ingenuity to address a wide range of societal needs. We study Earth’s systems, the complex geologic, marine, atmospheric, and hydrologic processes that sustain life and the economy. Geoscience expertise allows us to better understand and predict the interactions between people and Earth’s systems; such expertise is essential… more »

New Position Announcement

Posted On October 2, 2015
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The Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor in Human-Environment Interactions with an emphasis on water for Fall 2016 pending budgetary approval. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the application of social sciences to address questions related to water. Research areas may include… more »

From the Summit of Mt. Baker

Posted On June 3, 2015
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Geosciences students Sharon Murphy and Chelsea Zakas reached the summit of Mt. Baker, Washington, with GSU President Mark Becker! They spent a semester training and preparing for the arduous and dangerous climb. Sharon and Chelsea hiked with a backpack weighing 40 pounds on a trail system of varied terrain, including snow, ice, mud and rocks.… more »

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