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Emily presenting her research

Senior Emily Fedders wins student research award at international conference
Jan 29, 2019

Emily Fedders, a senior Geology major with a Quantitative Geoscience concentration, won an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) at the 2018 A...

Eastern US earthquake epicenters

Earthquakes not unusual for western NC
Jan 10, 2019

A small earthquake shook homes near Asheville early in the morning of January 7. Dr Scott Marshall was interviewed by WUNC radio, based in Chapel...

Appalachian State University's Olivia Paschall, Dr. Sarah Carmichael, Dr. Johnny Waters, and Allison Dombrowski receive Expedition of the Year award from the Atlanta Chapter of the Explorers Club

The Explorers Club of Atlanta grants GES students and faculty “Expedition of the Year” Award
Dec 12, 2018

Congratulations to students Olivia Paschall and Allison Dombrowski, and faculty Dr. Sarah Carmichael and Dr. Johnny Waters, who were awarded Expeditio...

NSF funds GES research by Dr. Billy Armstrong: ‘Changing Glacier Dynamics at Athabasca Glacier’
Dec 6, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Billy Armstrong - NSF has funded his work on the Athabasca Glacier in Canada. Dr. Armstrong will be working with undergraduates...

Department revives forgotten RV for mobile outreach activities
Nov 28, 2018

The Derpartment of Geological and Environmetnal Sciences (GES), with assistance from the College of Arts and Sciences, Vulcan Materials Company a...

EPA seal

Marta Toran receives EPA grant for water-related outreach
Nov 28, 2018

Marta Toran, Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), received a grant from the Environmental Protection...

Petroleum Experts Limited Donates MOVE Software License to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Nov 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce the donation of the MOVE software package to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences by Scotland-based Petr...

GES faculty and student research improves University flood preparedness
Oct 29, 2018

Much of the City of Boone and Appalachian State University (ASU) lie very close to a river or creek. This means that, when heavy rains fall and river ...

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...