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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...

Elevation model of a human footprint at Engare Sero

Fading human history characterized using cutting-edge techniques
Aug 27, 2018

The Engare Sero site in northern Tanzania preserves footprints made by humans traversing the landscape between 10 and 20 thousand years ago. The footp...

Summer 2018 Workshop Series for Elementary Teachers
Aug 27, 2018

Casting fossils, biostratigraphy, mineral tests and a field trip to the local rock quarry were among the activities that elementary and middle school ...

Landslide Hazards in Boone - the Watauga Democrat interviews Dr. Ellen Cowan
Jun 25, 2018

Landslide hazards: Hidden in plain sight?  The Watauga Democrat interviews Dr. Ellen Cowan about landslide hazards in the High Country.Read more....

Dr. Steve Hageman, center, shows paleontology students communities of marine organisms on the deck of the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Science’s research vessel in the spring of 2018.

Dr. Steve Hageman receives Fulbright to study global warming’s effects in the polar Arctic
Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Steve Hageman will be spending fall semester in Poland at the  Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences on a Fulbr...

Appalachian Geology and Environmental Sciences at the XXV Aurora Fossil Festival
May 27, 2018

On Saturday May 26th, AppState GES joined other educational institutions from the southeast to celebrate the 25th edition of the Aurora Fossil Festiva...