Student Work Summer '13

National Science Foundation Fellowships
University of Texas
Northern Arizona University
University of Northern Iowa

Cornell Fellows Program
University of South Carolina

GeoCorps National Parks Internship
Alaska

Internships
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Field Museum (Chicago)

Student-Faculty Research
Four students

Featured

Sparks from the Rockpile 2013

Geology students and faculty have been busy conducting research and traveling to the far corners of the globe. Check out the 2013 issue of Sparks from the Rockpile to learn more. Read More

Geology course attends national conference

Parallel first-year courses join for consumption studies

Six courses traveled to tropical field stations in February

Geology of a Region: New Zealand  

 

Coral studies in the Bahamas  

 

Petrology class in Missouri  

 

Geology of the National Parks  

 

Collecting stalagmite samples in Australia  

 

Examining gypsum floors in Crete  

 

Honors thesis research in W. Australia  

 

Geology Club visits Death Valley  

 

Examining glacial ice bands in New Zealand  

 

Radiogenic isotope research at University of New Mexico  

 

Department of Geology

As the world faces declining natural resources (including potable water and food), climate change, and an increasing population, a geology major provides particularly salient training to address these issues. Additionally, geology majors leave Cornell able to pursue a wide variety of careers within and outside of the sciences. 

Field study and research

Field experiences are critical to learning geology. Cornell's One Course At A Time allows us to include field trips in almost every course and to dedicate an entire block in specialized field study courses. We also engage our students in a variety of research projects, often connected to the wide-ranging interests of our faculty.

History

Cornell's geology department was the first in Iowa, and we are the only liberal arts college in Iowa to offer a four-year degree in geology.