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 »

GSU Geosciences Now Hiring Assistant Professor in GIS

Posted On September 5, 2019
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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. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science and Geovisualization, pending budgetary approval,… 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 »

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

Posted On October 18, 2018
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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
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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
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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 »