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

Posted On November 12, 2018 by Julia Kirn
Categories Headlines, Spotlights

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 will award fellowship stipends to selected students who complete a sustainability internship. Who is Eligible? Undergraduates only. Internships must be connected with sustainability. Your internship will need to be approved as appropriate to sustainability efforts in order to qualify as a Sustainability Fellow. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Priority will be given… more »

Dry conditions in East Africa half a million years ago possibly shaped human evolution

Posted On October 18, 2018
Categories Headlines, Uncategorized

Samples of ancient sediments from a lake basin in East Africa have revealed that arid conditions developed in the area around half a million years ago, an environmental change that could have played a major role in human evolution and influenced advances in stone technology, according to an international research team that includes geologists… more »

Céline Mollet-Saint Benoît: A Study in Plastics Awareness and Accessibility

Posted On September 28, 2018 by Megan Rich

For the third straight year, Microplastic Awareness Month has been observed in September. With the use of plastics becoming more prevalent and problematic across the globe, Georgia State graduate student Céline Mollet-Saint Benoît has dedicated her research on the health of our coastal ecosystems. It all started for her long ago, whether she knew it… more »

Undergrad Lisa Duong Mines Opportunity in Geosciences

At Georgia State, we pride ourselves on our undergrads. GSU just ranked “second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.” That’s second to Princeton. And Geosciences undergrads like Lisa Duong are sure product of such pluck.

L: Most people… more »

New research by Provost Risa Palm calls into question the applicability of U.S. predictors in a worldwide context

Posted On September 11, 2018 by Layla Bellows
Categories Headlines

When it comes to predicting whether someone believes anthropogenic climate change is a serious problem, many of us may think we only need to ask one question: What is your political orientation? But as it turns out, the tie between political outlook and climate change only exists in the U.S. and a handful of other… more »

Stellar Student David Davis: Research is the Key

Some students in the Geosciences Department seem to have always been around, like amiable ghosts of Kell Hall. You’ve presented with them at conferences and shared a pitcher at trivia night. In the case of undergrad David Davis, the truth is: he’s been a little bit of everywhere, and it’s his determination and involvement in… more »

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
Categories Headlines

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
Categories Headlines, Uncategorized

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 »

Grad Student Sean Zigah Details Influence of Nano-Materials on Research

Upon completing his bachelor’s in Geosciences from Virginia Tech last year, Sean Zigah knew that the best step for his career would be the GSU Geosciences Department. “I learned about the microcalorimetry work that Dr. Nadine Kabengi has been conducting when one of her graduate students met with my undergraduate research group at Virginia Tech,”… more »

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