The semester, the year, and the decade come to a close

Posted On December 18, 2019
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Like Georgia’s seasons, the end of any semester is a welcome shift. We’ve handed in final exams. Graduation gowns flutter on downtown sidewalks. So, naturally, we’re reflecting on the achievements of our department: here we recognize what our faculty and students have accomplished this semester, and we share our vision for the future.

This fall,… more »

Graduate Student Thien Tran Scores Scholarship

Posted On October 10, 2019
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Congratulations to graduate student Thien Tran, who received The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Scholarship for his research “Preparation and Characterization Study of Modified Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Iron-Oxide.” These scholarships are awarded to students conducting research on topics related to air quality, waste management, pollution prevention, environmental policy/compliance/law, sustainability, or a related topic. Of… more »

Gearing up for Fall 2019

Posted On August 20, 2019
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As the curtain falls on another great summer…

we invite you to take a look at some of the exciting goings on in geosciences.

The slow drum roll — which rumbled but did not break for over 50 years — leading up to the demolition of Kell Hall is finally on its last tap. Now,… more »

Senior Lecturer Ricardo Nogueira Recognized for Instructional Innovation

Posted On June 6, 2019
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We’re proud to announce that Dr. Ricardo Nogueira has been recognized for his work in developing state-of the art online materials including an interactive online textbook to improve class engagement and to help students retain what they’ve learned. His innovative methods have helped over 4,500 students taking the department’s introductory Weather and Climate course, which… more »

Dr. Crawford Elliott and Danny Gardner, MS, find rare-earth elements source in Georgia

Posted On January 14, 2019 by Layla Bellows
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Magnets, lasers, fiber optics and portable X-rays are all commonplace, but their production almost always requires a class of matter known as rare-earth elements, a category that includes yttrium, scandium, gadolinium and lutetium and thirteen other elements. Despite their ubiquity in our products, the U.S. currently is reliant on international sources for these materials.

There… more »

Au Revoir, 2018

Posted On December 7, 2018 by Julia Kirn
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2018 has been a year of change. Geosciences inched out of its Kell skin and turned to a new home – in Sparks Hall. This year has been an uphill climb, a huffing exertion. As of this week, we are all moved into Sparks Hall (an apt abode, as it was George Sparks who more »

Deocampo, Rabideaux examine the environmental conditions that coincide with early human evolution

Posted On November 16, 2018 by Layla Bellows
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Human evolution isn’t simply a matter of biology; the climatic and environmental conditions early humans faced also played a role in how our species developed. “It is broadly accepted that environmental change plays a role in evolution, but the extent to which it has influenced human evolution is still up for debate,” says Nathan Rabideaux,… more »

GSU Department of Geosciences Now Hiring Lecturer

Posted On November 15, 2018
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Become part of the growing faculty within the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University – an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. Our next hire at the rank of Lecturer pending budgetary approval, will play a central role in Geosciences’ contribution to Georgia State’s… more »

GSA Funds Advance Graduate Student Andrea McClure’s Volcanic Hazards Research

Posted On November 12, 2018 by Julia Kirn
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Andrea McClure first stepped into the STEM field as a Biology major at Appalachian State University. Before long though, she swapped the mountain-rimmed campus for Atlanta’s downtown Georgia State University (GSU) location.

Ironically, nature’s call echoed through the walls of an urban parking garage, what is now Kell Hall and where the Geosciences Department was… more »

Sustainability Fellowship Program

This program awards fellowship stipends to selected students who complete a sustainability internship.

***The funding period for 2018-2019 is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. Check back in September 2019 for further updates.

Who is Eligible? Undergraduates only. Internships must be connected with sustainability. Your internship will need to be approved as… more »