Climatologist and Instructor Nyasha Dunkley: Follow Your Passion

When Georgia State Instructor and Deputy State Climatologist Nyasha Dunkley was young, one of her greatest fears was darkness. She’d watch the Weather Channel during every storm to gauge when to light the candles.

N: Every time a storm passed over our home, it would knock out our electricity.

And it was this rare process… more »

Dr. Jeremy Diem Conducts Human-Environment Research in Uganda

Posted On June 12, 2018
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Dr. Jeremy Diem, Associate Professor and interim co-coordinator of GGA, spent the last two weeks of May conducting preliminary human-environment research near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in western Uganda. The goal of the research, which is supported by a grant from the Geography and Spatial Science program of the National Science Foundation, is to… more »

Packed House at Geosciences Night

Posted On April 25, 2018
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This year, the Geosciences Department celebrated its new post in Suite 730 by hosting the annual Geosciences Awards Night in Langdale Hall April 19th. Alumni, faculty, and current and prospective geosciences students milled and mingled in the new space. The department wishes to thank the students who, despite the end of the semester woes, rounded… more »

Dr. Kavita Pandit named AAG Fellow

Posted On January 5, 2018
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Dr. Kavita Pandit, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor in the Department of Geosciences has been named to the inaugural class of AAG Fellows, which is a new program to recognize geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. Learn more here

2017 A Rockin’ Year for Geosciences

Posted On December 18, 2017
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Dear Friends of Geosciences,

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s exciting to reflect on the accomplishments of our students and faculty–and to look ahead to the changes in store for the Department of Geosciences in 2018. First, the year in numbers: our department hosts over 120 majors in the BA/BS degrees with concentrations in… more »

Saying Goodbye to Kell Hall

Posted On December 17, 2017
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Our beloved (said no one ever) parking garage-turned-GSU’s-first-classroom-building-turned Geosciences headquarters will be demolished, beginning in late 2018. As such, our faculty offices, labs, and classrooms will be moving during 2018.

Indeed, after grades were in this fall semester, faculty members were busy packing up their stuff getting ready to move to our new space!

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Geosciences in the World

Posted On December 17, 2017
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Our students traveled a lot of miles this year, going out into the field to observe, analyze, and learn about the world. Trips included a Maymester in Costa Rica, summer in Montana, visits to Wormsloe State Historic Site, and, among others, extensive field experiences in the metro-Atlanta area on downtown streets and in the Proctor… more »

NABG Conference A Huge Success

Posted On September 25, 2017
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The National Association for Black Geoscientists Annual Conference was held at GSU Geosciences last week and was a huge success. There were presentations, field trips, and a keynote address by Dr. Isaac J. Crumbly.

Shown above is David Davis with Jerome Murphy, ExxonMobil, and President of NABG. David presented on “A Mineralogical Analysis of HSPDP Core Samples… more »

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