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...

Hendren headshot

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...

Gaines in goal. Photo by Tim Cowie/App State Athletics

Alum Rachel Gaines ('19) named NCAA Woman of the Year nominee
Jul 31, 2020

Department alumna Rachel Gaines ('19) has been having a great summer in terms of being recognized for her achievements as a student athlete! After rec...

Gaines in uniform. Photo courtesy of Appalachian State University.

Alum Rachel Gaines ('19) named Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America
Jul 9, 2020

Rachel Gaines ('19; Environmental Science) was honored for her achievements in academics and athletics by being named an Academic All-American by...

Shown here is a view from Valle Crucis of the sun setting over Beech Mountain June 25

Curious about the dust plume? Dr. Bob Swarthout can tell you all about it.
Jun 30, 2020

How will the dust plume coming in from the Atlantic affect us here in Boone? Dr. Bob Swarthout, who studies atmospheric aerosols, and colleagues in th...

Ciara Sailar Awarded AEG Carolinas Scholarship
Jun 11, 2020

Congratulations to Geology major Ciara Sailar for being this year’s recipient of “The Carolinas Scholarship” through the Association of Engineer...

Liutkus-Pierce and Zimmer's Study on Ancient Human Footprints Published in Scientific Reports
May 18, 2020

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce and Brian Zimmer's study on ancient human footprints in Engaro Sera (Tanzania) was recently published in Scientific Reports...