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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...

Jacob Pratt presents his research on glacial sediments

aGES student Jacob Pratt receives Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) scholarship
May 4, 2018

Junior Jacob Pratt (BS Geology) recently received a Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Carolinas/Georgia Section Scholarship for St...

Olivia Paschall and Allison Dombrowski

Two aGES students receiving funding from the Explorers Club for research
May 1, 2018

Congratulations to aGES students Olivia Paschall, a senior geology major, and Allison Dombrowski, a sophomore geology major, who received Explorers Cl...

Ellen Cowan wins the 2018 Undergraduate Student Faculty Mentorship Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Cowan, and students Morgan Baker and Jacob Dorsett for their research awards
Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Ellen Cowan won Appalachian's second annual Undergraduate Student Faculty Mentorship Excellence Award on Thursday, April 21 as part of the&nb...

Dr. Bob Swarthout talks with Blue Ridge Elementary student about her science project.  Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian and Blue Ridge Elementary School bridge art and science
Feb 6, 2018

 Drs. Jamie Levine and Bob Swarthout (part of a group of seven faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences) work with students at ...

First Girl Scout "Geo Detective" Program
Feb 2, 2018

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences continues to expand its outreach offerings. This weekend we kicked off our “Geo-Detective”...

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, new Director of the Environmental Science Program

Welcome to the new Environmental Sciences Program Director, Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce
Jan 29, 2018

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce that after an internal search Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce has accepted t...

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce named a Fellow of the Explorers Club
Dec 14, 2017

From the Wilkes Journal-Patriot: "Children sometimes flip through National Geographic magazines just to look at the photos, but not Dr. Cynthia Liutku...

Ordovician life just needed a breath of fresh air… or oxygen rather
Nov 27, 2017

The three-fold diversification of marine life during the Ordovician (485–444 million years ago) appears to have been fueled by a major increase in a...

Congratulations to Anthony Love and Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce for their awards!
Nov 1, 2017

 Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce has won both the Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award and the Teacher of the Year Award in the College of ...