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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Congratulations to Dr. Peter Kang on receiving the 3M

Non-Tenured Faculty Award



Congratulations Peter Kang on receiving the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (NTFA) for his project titled: “Understanding and predicting biofilmdynamics on rough surfaces: the interplay among fluid flow, roughness, and biofilm”. The 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award was created over twenty-five years ago by 3M’s Technical Community in partnership with 3Mgives’s Giving Program to invest in individuals who will lead university teaching and research programs in the future.


Learn more about the Peter’s research at:



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.


This Week's Department Seminar

Department Seminars are held in Tate Hall room B20 unless noted otherwise on Thursday at 4 pm.



Thursday, April 18th, 4 pm, Tate Hall room B20

Dr. Vadim Levin, Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Recently Formed Mantle Upwelling Beneath New England: How Vadim got his plume back


Dr. Vadim Levin received his undergraduate education in the then-intact Soviet Union, where he trained for a job in oil exploration. Upon moving to the United States, he embarked on the pursuit of an academic career, completing a Ph.D. in Geophysics at Columbia University in 1995, spending seven years in a sequence of research positions at Yale University, and arriving at Rutgers in 2002. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, with his research focusing on the structures and processes within the Earth.  In his research, he uses observations of seismic waves to probe the interior structure of the Earth, trying to understand what is happening there now or what has happened in the past.



QMA 2019, Quantitative Microanalysis 2019


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The Department of Earth Sciences and the Microanalysis Society are pleased to announce the topical conference QMA 2019, Quantitative Microanalysis 2019. QMA 2019 will be held June 24-27, 2019. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, quantitative analysis by SEM/EDS and EPMA, compositional mapping, sample preparation, microanalysis education, and reference materials.

Visit the QMA 2019 website for more information!



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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