Geology

  • Dean Ken Lacovara with the femur of Dreadnoughtus
  • Asteroid Bennu (courtesy of NASA). Prof. Harold Connolly is Mission Sample Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.
  • Banded iron formations in northern Minnesota
  • Searching for dinosaur fossils with Profs. Kristyn Voegele, Zach Boles, and Paul Ullmann
  • Interactive and experiential learning using augmented reality
  • Studying some of the smallest organisms to unravel climate mysteries with Prof. Gerald Rustic
  • At Glacier National Park with Prof. Paul Ullmann
  • Cutting edge research using the latest technology by Prof. Voegele
  • Drought-related forest fires in Indonesia release huge amounts of stored carbon

Geology

The Department of Geology

Global environmental changes have occurred throughout Earth’s history, driven by internal and external forces. The Department of Geology is focused on understanding these changes by studying the materials, processes, and systems of planet Earth. We are the academic stewards of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park, and we use our teaching, research, and outreach to provide a geologic perspective to global climate change.

Read our mission statement