114 Shideler Hall
Department of Geology
Do you enjoy physical as well as intellectual challenges? Do you like to travel to interesting locations around the world? Does working with others who have diverse interests and backgrounds to solve multifaceted problems appeal to you? If so, then consider joining us for a major in geology, earth science or environmental earth science,leading to an exciting career in geological or environmental sciences..
News & Events
2013 Undegraduate Research Forum. Miami's Undergraduate Research Forum showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research over the course of the academic year. You are invited to drop into one of the posters sessions April 10th to celebrate and promote undergraduate engagment in learning and scholarly achievement. For information on the departmental presentations click here.
Alumni news. This year's alumni newsletter has been added to the website. Just click the Alumni lick to the left to access the latest and past issues of our newsletter. Printed copies will be mailed out in the next few weeks to all alumni, so watch your mailboxes!
Miami 's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science is located in Shideler Hall. It consists of 13 faculty members, three technical staff members, two support staff members, 125 undergraduate majors and 37 graduate students. The undergraduate and graduate curricula offer many classroom and field opportunities for majors and non-majors, including our summer field program at our Field Station in Dubois, Wyoming.
The Department maintains active research programs in geomicrobiology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperature geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and crystallography, mineral surface geochemistry, paleobiology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.
The Department occupies approximately 19,000 square feet of space in Shideler Hall, a three-story building shared with the Department of Geography. Shideler Hall houses research laboratories for the investigation of a variety of earth materials and processes. Many of these laboratories support material preparation and analysis using departmental instrumentation. For a list research facilities available click here.