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Geosciences Student Co-organizes Big Dip Water Testing Event

Shelby Tyring (far right) trains volunteers to test water quality in Eastern KY.

The annual Big Dip water quality testing event was held on September 10-11 in Hazard, Kentucky. Shelby Tyring, a senior geography major from Oldham County, co-organized the event and trained 74 volunteers to test water quality in streams across coal-producing regions of eastern Kentucky.

EKU Geography Major Wins KAMP GIS Scholarship

Larissa Watkins wins the 2016 KAMP GIS scholarship.

Geography major Larissa Watkins, a senior from Lindsay, California, was awarded the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) GIS scholarship at the organization’s annual conference held in Covington, KY on October 17-19.

Dr. Sonja Yow panelist and presenter at 11th annual EKU Herstory Conference

Dr. Sonja Yow panelist and presenter at 11th annual EKU Herstory Conference

Geography senior lecturer Dr. Sonja Yow was an invited panelist and presenter at the 11th annual EKU Herstory Conference on March 24th, 2016. Co-sponsored by Women and Gender Studies and the Department of History, the theme of the 2016 Herstory Conference was "Father Time and Mother Earth: Gender, History, and the Natural Sciences." Dr.

Hydrogeology students learn important skills on field trip to Taylor Fork

Extending the drill: Students augered the test hole to the bedrock

Dr. Jonathan Malzone's GLY 535 Hydrogeology class had the opportunity to learn the basics of water well construction and conducting aquifer testing during a field trip to Taylor Fork on March 10th.

EKU Geosciences at regional GSA meeting in Columbia, SC

Geology student Drew Wolfe presents his research at regional GSA meeting.

Five students and three faculty from EKU Department of Geosciences presented their research at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Columbia, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2016. Geosciences students Laura Norris and Cassie Simpson presented their collaborative research with Dr. Trent Garrison on dye tracing in karst formations in Fayette County.

Geosciences Students and Faculty Visit Fossil Collections at Cincinnati Museum

EKU Geosciences visit fossil collections at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Interested students and faculty of the Department of Geosciences viewed the fossil collections of the Cincinnati Museum Center that are housed in the Geier Collections in February 2016.

EKU Geosciences students take home top awards at KAS

Geology students Laura Norris (left) and Cassie Simpson (right) present their po

Photo: Laura Norris (left) and Cassie Simpson (right) present their poster at KAS

Geology students explore the U.S. West

EKU Geology Students Explore the U.S. West

In Summer 2015, Dr. Walter Borowski led a group of EKU geology students from the verdant hills of Kentucky westward to the geologic vistas of Colorado and Utah. Because less rainfall occurs in the American West, less vegetation covers the ground thus exposing more rocks for geologists to study and explore.

EKU Geoscience Alumnus Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Mitchell May (BS Geology, 2013) with advising professor Dr. David Rohr (right).

Mitchell May (BS Geology, 2013), an alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University’s Geology & Geography Department, was named this week as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Lance Forsythe Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student in Geology at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  Lance Forsythe, t

Nat Geo’s Giant Traveling Map of South America at EKU and Model Lab School

Giant traveling map of South America at EKU, Model Lab

National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map of South America will be housed in EKU's Model Laboratory Gym from Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 2, 2015. Dr. Sonja Yow and EKU's Department of Geosciences have organized and sponsored a giant traveling map for the past three years as part of their commitment to geography education and outreach.

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