We have co-hosted national academic conferences, such as the National Association of Black Geoscientists, Applied Geography Conference and Atlanta Studies, sponsored lectures, been a model of interdisciplinary collaboration and developing community linkages with organizations, such as the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, the South River Alliance, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Eco-Action and Food Well Alliance, among others. We are active participants in the Atlanta Science Festival and oversee the Sustainability Fellowship Program on campus. Students have won national awards and participated in national and international scholarly conferences, as well as hosted informative and stimulating campus programming through Geosciences' majors and affiliate student organizations, the Geosciences Club, the Geosciences Graduate Alliance, Gamma Theta Upsilon (the National Geography Honors Society), Sigma Gamma Epsilon (the National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences) and the local chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
The department also offers study abroad programs to expand our students’ exposure to environmental concerns around the world. For example, our students have been to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Costa Rica and the Bahamas and a new study abroad focusing on the complexities of water governance in Ghana is scheduled for 2021. Continued faculty, staff and student participation in civic engagement and sustainability remains one of the key principles of the Department of Geosciences.
We are building a legacy of environmental research and problem-solving and we welcome you to join us.
The annual two-week Atlanta Science Festival celebrates local science and technology every March, featuring more than 100 events throughout metro Atlanta and reaching 50,000 children and adults annually. Festival events feature hands-on activities, tours, tastings and performances from more than 100 community partners, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups.