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GEOLOGY

HANDS-ON PROBLEM SOLVING.

The Earth Science program is equipped a with full sample prep lab featuring diamond saws, grinders, pulverizers, separators, and other gear. As well as an X-ray diffraction laboratory, a scanning electron microscope with electron dispersive and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy capabilities, and a range of geophysical exploration equipment. This includes a gravity meter, seismograph, magnetometer, electromagnetometer, and ground penetrating radar.

Following fusion and dissolution, chemical analysis of rock, mineral, and soil samples is carried out in our ICAP spectrometer lab, which also provides an analytical capability for studies of ground and surface water. Equipment for the collection and analysis of sediment and soil is housed in the program with further analytical capabilities housed in associated programs on campus.

Meet Our Geology Faculty

  • Christopher Koteas

    Christopher Koteas

    “I teach because I believe that students who understand the processes that shape the planet are better prepared to work across disciplines to solve fundamental problems that directly effect humanity.” Read More
  • Laurie Grigg

    Laurie Grigg

    “I will never grow tired of the learning that comes with teaching and the opportunity to watch our students develop as scientists and people.” Read More
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