The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is renowned nationally and internationally for scientific investigation and quality education. The research findings from our faculty and the achievements made by our staff and students often make the news. Find out the latest happenings from the news and newsletters below.
Geosciences alumni recognized for groundwater industry contributions
Dec. 10, 2014| CSUF News
The National Ground Water Association is awarding Dr. W. Richard Laton for his outstanding service.
Geosciences professor to receive Distinguished Service Award
April 28, 2014| The Geochemical Society
The Geochemical Society is awarding Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Carla Koretsky.
WMU partners with energy company to inject carbon dioxide underground, flush out leftover oil
March 18, 2014| Mlive News
WMU Geosciences facilitates economic development in Michigan.
WMU research facility assists in rediscovery of rare mineral deposit
Sept. 10, 2013 | WMU News
Western Michigan University's Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education has discovered a long-forgotten mineral deposit located under two West Michigan counties.
Road salt causing dramatic changes in southwest Michigan lakes
Sept. 18, 2013 | Environmental monitor
Professor of geosciences and her students study the environmental changes caused by road salt in southwest Michigan lakes.
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