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NSF funds GES research by Dr. Billy Armstrong: ‘Changing Glacier Dynamics at Athabasca Glacier’
Dec 6, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Billy Armstrong - NSF has funded his work on the Athabasca Glacier in Canada. Dr. Armstrong will be working with undergraduates...

Department revives forgotten RV for mobile outreach activities
Nov 28, 2018

The Derpartment of Geological and Environmetnal Sciences (GES), with assistance from the College of Arts and Sciences, Vulcan Materials Company a...

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Marta Toran receives EPA grant for water-related outreach
Nov 28, 2018

Marta Toran, Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), received a grant from the Environmental Protection...

Petroleum Experts Limited Donates MOVE Software License to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Nov 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce the donation of the MOVE software package to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences by Scotland-based Petr...

GES faculty and student research improves University flood preparedness
Oct 29, 2018

Much of the City of Boone and Appalachian State University (ASU) lie very close to a river or creek. This means that, when heavy rains fall and river ...

Ellen Cowan discusses the local landscape and geology with Carolina Geological Society members

Carolina Geological Society meeting hosted in High Country
Oct 17, 2018

 Professional and academic geoscientists from around the Southeast converged on the North Carolina High Country for the 79th annual meeting of th...

Washington Post interviews Dr Ellen Cowan on High Country landslide hazards
Sep 21, 2018

With the threat of Hurricane Florence dumping heavy rain far inland, the Washington Post interviewed Dr Ellen Cowan about trends in development and la...

Dr Ellen Cowan in the field

Dr Ellen Cowan elected GSA fellow
Sep 13, 2018

Dr Ellen Cowan was named a fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in May 2018. Fellowship recognizes geoscientists who have made extra...

GES faculty recognized for excellence in teaching
Sep 10, 2018

Two Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty received awards for their excellence in teaching. Dr Bill Anderson, professor and department chair, ...

Borehole instrumentation to be deployed at Athabasca Glacier in National Science Foundation funded research

Glacier change research funded by National Science Foundation
Aug 27, 2018

Loss of water stored in glaciers impacts downstream ecosystems, river dynamics, and sea level rise. In a warming world, a glacier will experience more...