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

COVID-19 Campus Update:


Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the University of Minnesota has moved to extended reduced opertions.  All coursework on all five University of Minnesota campuses will be delivered online. Faculty, staff, and researchers will be working remotely. Please review the University's COVID-19 updates for additional information. The Department has canceled all department seminars and events for the rest of the semester. For information on other department events, please contact the department at Thank you.



Dr. Marc Hirschmann elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences




Congratulations to Dr. Marc Hirschmann on being elected as a member to the National Academy of Science. "The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community." (  We would like to extend a huge congratualtion to Dr. Marc Hirshcmann on this amazing acheivement.



Why choose Earth and Environmental 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!



A special thank you to the CSE communications team for putting together this beautiful video. To learn more about CSE you can go to:


Interested in donating to the scholarship and fellowship funds to help support our wonderful students? Making a gift is easy!


New Undergraduate Degree Option in Environmental Geoscience



The Department of Earth Sciences is pleased to announce that we will be offering a new degree option for our undergraduate students in Environmental Geosciences. Students may choose to pursue a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental Geosciences. We hope that this new degree option will open various opportunities for our students in a growing career field, preparing them to work in various areas including environmental consulting firms, as well as, federal, state, and nonprofit agencies.


For more information, please contact Dr. Joshua Feinberg at:

Also, check out this great spotlight by CSE: Environmental Geosciences.



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.



Atmospheric conditions on campus now