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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...

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...