Changing climate, dwindling energy resources, natural hazards, and deteriorating environmental quality are among the most challenging of societal problems. Geoscientists, who study Earth processes and resources to understand and help address these and related issues, are in high demand. A degree in geology or meteorology opens the door to career opportunities that involve:

  • innovative technologies
  • outdoor adventures and world travel
  • work that helps sustain society and protect the planet

Quality Teaching and Student Life

Our department is committed to providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students:


Department faculty members maintain well-funded research programs in several focus areas:

These programs fuel discovery and provide the basis for active graduate programs in geology and meteorology and for undergraduate research and employment opportunities.

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News and Events

Dr. Betsy Swanner's research highlighted in College News
GEAT Seminar Spring 2018: Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk February 2
Iowa State University researchers receive EPA grant to study harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.
GEAT Seminar Spring 2018: Dr. Karen Seto January 19
GEAT Seminar Fall 2017: Dr. Chad Wittkop November 14

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