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- Kevin Cabaniss
- Meg Christie
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- Suzann Pomraning
- Nicole Raineault
- Christopher Russoniello
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- Frank C. Smith
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- UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
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Delaware ALUMNI are...
- National park rangers
- With environmental firms
- Teaching secondary school
- Protecting our water supply
- At the U.S. Geological Survey
- Doing fundamental research
- Cleaning up Superfund sites
- At State Geological Surveys
- Working for Congress
- College professors
- Finding oil and gas
- State Geologists
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WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAMS SPECIAL?
- Small classes, close connections, and excellent instruction
- Fun field trips and hands-on science
- Opportunities to work with faculty on research
- Learning how the Earth affects your life and how you affect the Earth
- Interactions with other environmental programs
- Geoscientist and geoeducators get jobs
- Rocks rule!
NEWS and EVENTS
On May 17, attend a live online event exploring the career of recent Geological Sciences alumna Dr. Nicole Raineault. Find out more at:
Dr. Clara Chan represented the Department of Geological Sciences at the CEOE Honors Day ceremony on May 3 in Lewes. Awardees in the Department this year include Elyse Williamson and Denise Mayes (Outstanding TAs), Matthew Brianik (Excellence in Geoscience), Rachel Ibers and Sara Findlay (Outstanding Senior Award for Geosciences), and Lauren Demicco (Special Merit Award in Geosciences).
On May 3, Jim Pizzuto gave a seminar to the School of Geological and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine (Orono) entitled "Characteristic Length and Time Scales for Sustainable Management of Suspended Sediment In the Mid-Atlantic Region".
Thomas McKenna, a hydrogeologist with the Delaware Geological Survey and associate professor of geological sciences and Aline Pieterse, a doctoral student studying geological sciences are part of a team studing tidal water flow and sediment movement. Read the full story here.
The GEOL305 Structural Geology class, taught by Dr. John Madsen, took a field trip to Harpers Ferry, VA, and the Great Falls of the Potomac, April 12-14.
Dr. John Wehmiller (Emeritus) spoke at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on March 29, 2013:
"History of Quaternary Geochronologic Studies of North and South American Coastal Sites: Coastal Evolution, Tectonic, and Sea-level Implications"
Dr. Clara Chan and graduate student Sean McAllister embark on a cruise on the R/V Thompson to the Loihi Seamount, off the coast of Hawaii. They will be using the ROV Jason II to study the ecology, biomineralogy, and functions of Fe-oxidizing microbes growing at the submarine volcano. For more information on the cruise click here and check out the cruise blog at zetahunters.wordpress.com
Dr. Jim Pizzuto and graduate student Tobias Ackerman, gave an invited lecture at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA, on 2/25/2013.
Their joint talk was entitled "Characteristic Length and Time Scales For Sustainable Management of Suspended Sediment In The Mid-Atlantic Region"
Drs. Thomas E. Hanson (UD Marine Bioscience, School of Marine Science and Policy) and Dr. Clara Chan receive new NSF funding
Their new project, entitled “Globule Metabolism in Chlorobaculum tepidum: Interdisciplinary Studies of a Novel Microbe Mineral Interaction”, will provide $913,397 from 3/1/2013-2/16/2016.
Research team including Dr Art Trembanis aquires a new ROV for field research. Watch video of this new piece of equipment in action.
Drs. Holly Michael and William Ullman (UD Oceanography & Geol. Sci. joint appointee) receive new NSF funding
Their new project, entitled “Hydrological control of particle entrainment and nitrogen cycling in beach aquifer mixing and reaction zones”, will provide $510,544 from 1/1/2013-12/31/2015.
Dr. Michael O’Neal and graduate student Dan Hubacz travel to Argentina
Under the auspices of The McEwen Mining and Peregrine Mining corporations, they are assessing the activity of rock glaciers near copper & gold porphyry mines (estimated economic value of $75 billion). If rock glaciers affected by mining are currently active, then the companies are required under Argentine law to compensate the government for their long-term water value.
unnamed rock glacier near Altar Mining Camp, Argentina
2nd edition for Dr. Ronald Martin’s textbook
Dr. Martin’s text, Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, has been approved for a second edition by his publisher, Jones and Bartlett Learning
Dr. James Pizzuto voted president-elect of the AGU Focus Group.
Dr. Pizzuto will serve as President-elect of the AGU Focus Group “Earth and Planetary Surface Processes” until January, 2015, when he will assume the role of President for two years.
New publication for Dr. Ronald Martin
Martin, R.E., and Quigg, A., 2012, Evolving phytoplankton stoichiometry fueled diversification of the Marine Biosphere, Geosciences, 2:130-146; doi:10.3390/geosciences2020130
Spring Seminar Series
Our Spring Seminar Series has concluded! Enjoy your summer, see you in the fall!
For a complete list of our Seminars Click Here
Welcome our Newest Faculty Member
Dr. Adam F Wallace
Dr. Wallace is finishing his research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and will be joining us in August. His research interests are: low-temperature aqueous geochemistry, environmental mineralogy, geobiology, and geochemical modeling.