Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Departmental Seminar

Dr. Myriam Telus, UC-Santa Cruz, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
Meteorites as analogs for planetesimals in extrasolar systems

Thursday, March 11th, at 4:00 pm on Zoom.

The Spring 2021 Department Seminars will be hosted virtually via Zoom and will take place on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.  The Zoom link for each individual seminar will be sent out in the weekly seminar announcement. If you do not receive these announcements and would like to join us for our virtual seminar, please send us an email so we may send you the appropriate Zoom webinar link. If you would like to be added to the seminar announcement list, please contact Jennifer Petrie at

Important information for prospective graduate students

We are looking for new PhD and MS students for 2021-22. We encourage you to contact faculty to express interest and ask questions about research fields of interest to you.


  • Graduate applications do not include GRE scores.
  • A waiver of the application fee may be available for some U.S. applicants (see the graduate program page for details; this is not available to international applicants). 
  • The department provides a one-time payment of $2000 to new PhD and MS students to help with costs of moving/relocation and getting started in the graduate program. 




Why choose Earth & Environmental Sciences?!


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Statement against racism


The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities stands firmly against the systemic racism that has long afflicted our society and still causes immeasurable daily harm to Black People, Indigenous Peoples, and People of Color. In this time of sorrow and anger at the events in Minneapolis and in so many other places, please read our collaboratively-written document that expresses the values of our community of Earth & environmental scientists: UMN ESCI Statement Against Racism




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