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Environmental Science major Skye-Anne Tschoepe awarded Southeast GSA grant to study water quality in the New River
Jun 21, 2021

Environmental Science major Skye-Anne Tschoepe was recently awarded a $750 research grant from the southeastern section of the Geological Society of A...

Image of lithium core, held by GES alumna Emily Blackburn. Photo by Wall Street Journal.

Appalachian Alumni in the Wall Street Journal
Mar 11, 2021

Appalachian GES alumni Lamont Leatherman and Emily Blackburn now work for Piedmont Lithium, which is part of the race to produce domestic raw material...

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Paleontology professor Dr. Andy Heckert in Appalachian Today
Mar 11, 2021

"Revealing Earth’s story through the geologic record" - Appalachian Today interviews Dr. Andy Heckert about his work with Triassic vertebrates, stud...

Outreach Coordinator Marta Toran in the Watauga Democrat
Feb 19, 2021

Teachers across western NC are grateful to Marta Toran and the GES outreach team's Mini Rockin’ NC kits, which allow local students to have hands-on...

Skye-Anne Tschoepe receives Sigma Xi award to study Greenway water quality
Jan 13, 2021

Sophomore GES major Skye-Anne Tschoepe won an award from Sigma Xi, a scientific honor society, to advance her thesis work studying the impact of an ar...

Archie the Aetosaur

Archie the Aetosaur is now at home in the Rock Garden
Sep 22, 2020

In 2016, faculty in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences  and the Department of Art collaborated on a sculpture of Gorgetosuch...

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GES welcomes Dr Christine Hendren, new RIEEE director and professor
Sep 10, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a new faculty member! Dr Christine Ogilvie Hendren joined GES in August 2020 and will serve as Di...

GES '15 Alumn Develops Interferogram of Sparta Earthquake
Aug 25, 2020

Hugh Harper is a 2015 graduate of the GES Quatitative Geoscience program and is currently making us proud as a PhD candidate at Scripps Institute of O...


Commemoration for Dr B. Charlotte Schreiber, former GES affiliate faculty
Aug 19, 2020

We are saddened to hear that Dr  B. Charlotte Schreiber, former GES affiliate faculty, has passed away. Over the course of her life, Dr Schreiber...

Shake shake shake! The Sparta, NC magnitude 5.1 earthquake info is here!
Aug 12, 2020

If you were anywhere in North Carolina or Virginia on the morning of August 9th, there's a good chance you experienced a 5.1 magnitude earthquake. Alt...