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CATEGORIES: Field Trips, News

Students experience structural geology in the Swiss Alps

Stepping outside to have class in view of the Matterhorn was a geology major’s dream come true for 20 Iowa State students this summer. Jacqueline Reber, assistant professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, led the geology field trip course to the Swiss Alps in August. “Geology is one of these subjects that’s really hard to … Continue reading Students experience structural geology in the Swiss Alps

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Gutowski selected as lead author in IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

William Gutowski has been selected to be a lead author for the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report which will be published in 2021. Gutowski, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, researches regional scale climate simulation and analysis. His expertise will … Continue reading Gutowski selected as lead author in IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

CATEGORIES: Seminar

GEAT Seminar Spring 2018: Dr. Andrew Hutsky April 13

The GEAT department welcomes Dr. Andrew Hutsky from the University of Mount Union as our next seminar speaker. Title: Structural controls on sedimentation patterns in the Cretaceous Western Cordillera foreland basin, USA When: Friday, April 13 @ 4:10 pm Where: 152 Science Hall Abstract: Structural forcing is increasingly being invoked to explain delta progradation in … Continue reading GEAT Seminar Spring 2018: Dr. Andrew Hutsky April 13

CATEGORIES: Awards, News

Iowa State University researchers receive EPA grant to study harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.

Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, along with researchers from the ISU College of Engineering, received a $760,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study harmful algal blooms, a growing threat to human and animal health in Iowa’s lakes. Harmful algal blooms in water produce dangerous toxins that can cause serious health concerns for humans, as … Continue reading Iowa State University researchers receive EPA grant to study harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.

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GEAT Seminar Fall 2017: Dr. Chad Wittkop November 14

The GEAT department welcomes Dr. Chad Wittkop from Minnesota State University-Mankato as our next seminar speaker. Title: Chemical sedimentation processes in ferruginous lakes: Models for primary mineralogy in Precambrian banded iron formations When: Tuesday, November 14 @ 4:10 pm Where: 2050 Agronomy Hall Abstract: The composition of Earth’s early atmosphere co-evolved with microbial life on … Continue reading GEAT Seminar Fall 2017: Dr. Chad Wittkop November 14

CATEGORIES: Awards, News

Dr. Neal Iverson awarded Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America

Dr. Neal Iverson was honored with the Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America at the Annual Meeting in Seattle on October 22. Iverson, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, received the prestigious honor based on his transformative work applying physics to the study of how glaciers move and shape landscapes. Arthur … Continue reading Dr. Neal Iverson awarded Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America