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Geosciences Hosts Talk by NASA's Kimberly Ennico-Smith on the New Horizons Fly-By Pluto Mission


Her powerpoint presentation may be accessed below.. Research Interests In her capacity as the New Horizons Mission's Deputy Project Scientist,... read more

Researchers find new cause of strong earthquakes


UNIVERSITY PARK- Pa. --A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team. Diking can occur all over the... read more

NSF RAPID funding awarded to study erupting Momotombo volcano


 When Nicaragua's Momotombo volcano, which had been dormant since 1905, erupted on Nov. 30, 2015, Peter LaFeminasaw a chance to investigate the volcano in more detail to better understand how and... read more

Kasting receives Stanley Miller Medal of the National Academy of Sciences


We are pleased to announce that Jim Kasting has received the Stanley Miller Medal of the National Academy of Sciences (The NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences) “for his outstanding modelling... read more

Erickson Discovery Grant


Senior geoscience major Chelsea Eyer traveled to Iceland with funds from her 2015 Erickson Discovery Grant where she studied hyaloclastite, a type of altered igneous rock. More read more