Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Why choose Earth Sciences?!

Interested in pursuing an academic career in Earth Sciences? Hear from two current students about why they choose Earth Sciences and what they like about our program!



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Welcome to our New Graduate Students

We would love to extend a warm welcome to our two new graduate students who are starting with us this Spring, 2019.


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This Week's Department Seminar


We welcome Dr. Clara Chan as our first seminar speaker for Spring 2019.

Seminar will be held on Thursday, January 24th at 4 pm in room B20 Tate Hall.


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Dr. Clara Chan, University of Delaware, Department of Geological Sciences

Title: The tiniest architects on Earth: How microbes make minerals


Clara Chan is an associate professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware, specializing in geomicrobiology. Her work focuses on how microbes make minerals, addressing the molecular mechanisms of biomineralization, as well as the unique composition of biominerals. Dr. Chan earned her B. S. in Geological and Environmental Sciences and M. S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, and Ph. D. in Earth and Planetary Science at Berkeley. She was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at WHOI, an NSF CAREER awardee, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Mineralogical Society of America.


Interested in Working with the Department of Earth Sciences?

If you are interested in applying for any positions available here in the Department of Earth Sciences, check out the current positions available for more information.



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