Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Committee Annouces Selection for the 2018-2023 George and Orpha Gibson Chairs in Geoscience and the 2018-2023 Gunn Professor for the Department of Earth Sciences


Congratulations to Dr. Marc Hirschmann on being named the 2018-2023 Gunn Professor and to Dr. Chris Paola and Dr. Christian Teyssier on being named the 2018-2023 George and Orpha GIbson Chairs in Geoscience.  Thank you for your dedication to academics and the department. Congratulations!


Dr. Christian Teyssier appointed as a 2018-2023 George and Orpha Gibson Chair in Geoscience

Dr. Chris Paola appointed as a 2018-2023 George and Orpha Gibson Chair in Geoscience

Dr. Marc Hirshmann appointed as the 2018-2023 Gunn Professor



"Dinosaurs and Our World" named as one of the "Top Ten Coolest Classes at the U of MN


Dr. Kirkby with Replica Allosaurus Skull


The class "Dinosaurs and Our World" has been named one of the top ten coolest classes students can take at the U of MN by OneClass, a Canadian startup.  The class takes students on a journey from the Mesozoic Era and the time of the dinosaurs to the evolution of our ecosystem and the world we live in today.  To learn more about the class, check out CSE's Article about ESCI 1003. 



Congratulations to our Graduates

We would like to extend congratulations to all of our graduates for the academic year 2017-2018.  We are very proud of your accomplishments and know you will go on to achieve great things!




Undergraduates Graduates


Walter Biglow, B.S.

Jacob Donlin, B.S.

Andrew Hayes, B.S.

Kate Kleinman, B.S.

Ethan Kurak, B.S.

Jack Lange, B.S.

Marissa Mahoney, B.S.

Kelly McKeough, B.S.

Paige Melse, B.S.

Collin Murphy, B.S.

Edward Pencak, B.S.

Nathan Pukal, B.S.

Christian Reynolds, B.S.

Blaise Villaume, B.S.

Megan Wang, B.S.



Olivia Beaulieu, M.S.

Akemi Berry, M.S.

Christie Cino, M.S.

Colleen Hoffman, Ph.D

Michelle LaGarde, M.S.

Shane Loeffler, M.S.

Rachel Mclaughlin, M.S.

Cameron Meyers, Ph.D.

Julia Nissen, M.S.

Liz Roepke, M.S.

Michele Stillinger, Ph.D.









Atmospheric conditions on campus now