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Studying deep subsurface mines with similar conditions to extraterrestrial locations
Nucleation and Fluxes of Atmospheric Particles
Dispersals of early humans: adaptations, frontiers, and new territories
An outreach program bringing  seismology research into the classroom
Science Fest

Big turnout for Science Fest 2014

A giant THANK-YOU to everyone who contributed, in one way or another, to make this year’s IU Science Fest a great success! There were eight great science outreach programs, hundreds of visitors, and great visibility for Geological Sciences at IU. We had a very strong turnout by our student volunteers, and a wonderful pitch-in to get everything transported, set up, broken down, and cleaned up by the end of the day. Special kudos to Xiaotao Yang, Anna Nowicki, Ian Wang and other members of the IU Geophysical Society, who did the lion’s share of the organizing. And thanks to Walt Gray and the Indiana Geological Survey for a special collaboration to create a great new contribution to the Science Fest--the "Earthquake Zone"! More pictures here.

Curiosity Rover On Mars

News and Outreach

    Earl Kauffman
  • Emeritus Professor Erle Kauffman received the Paleotological Society’s highest award at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. More about this here.
  • Oktoberchess is ON! Oktoberchess, the annual charity chess tournament in Geological Sciences, is in progress. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Middle Way House in Bloomington which offers support for victims of domestic abuse. More information here.
  • SGE participating in the Salvation Army annual coat drive Sigma Gamma Epsilon is coordinating the annual coat drive for the Salvation Army. There is more information here.
  • Give Now to Geological Sciences
    Would you like to donate to IU Geological Sciences? Click on the "Give Now" button to the right to view all the funding choices, including the Excellence in Geology Fund and the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship in Geological Sciences

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  • November 3: Jennifer Glass, Georgia Tech. Title: Metals, Methane and Microbes: Exploring Novel Metabolisms by Integrating Geochemical and Biological Approaches
    4:00 p.m. GY143. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby. more
  • Colloquium Schedule

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Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences
1001 East 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47405-1405
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