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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »