Hot off the press!

Dr. Johnson Haas' recent talk, "Planetary Water," given for the Lee Honors College's Lyceum Lecture Series, is available to view (select "Lyceum-Our Blue Marble-Water, Home, and Humanity").

The department's newly created graduate certificate program in applied hydrogeology is featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal's article, "WMU bets on students digging hydrogeology". Read more.

Drs. Stephen Kaczmarek and Andrew Caruthers' National Science Foundation proposal, "Acquisition of a Handheld XRF Spectrometer to Enhance Sedimentary and Paleoenvironmental Research," has been funded! This award will be used to acquire a handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Handheld XRF is a relatively new technology but will prove vital in supporting ongoing research and outreach activities in the Michigan Basin.

Two newly created programs are currently accepting students: the graduate certificate in applied hydrogeology and the accelerated M.A. in earth sciences.

The Michigan Geological Survey was awarded $500,000 of state funding to conduct geologic mapping to protect and develop Michigan’s natural resources. This award is a testament to the vision and hard work of the staff at the MGS and MGRRE. Read more.

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