The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University has a rich tradition of integrating experimental, observational, and field-based approaches for solving fundamental problems in the earth, environmental, and planetary sciences. The research activities of our world-renowned faculty are ranked among the top 15 public research universities by the National Research Council. (Learn more)
A Note From The Chair
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the department with a special event in October, featuring lab and campus geology tours, research posters, and a delightful series of talks by students and current and former faculty. You can find pictures from the celebrations at this link: Department 50th Celebration.
We have been collecting photos from throughout the department’s history. Alumni at the 50th anniversary celebration enjoyed the selection of GEO/ESS photos we had on display there - we hope you enjoy them as well.
Do you have pictures of yourself or fellow students, staff and faculty that you’d like to add to the collection? We’d love to add them to the archive. Would you like to have access to our full photo archive (currently 36 GB and growing)? In either case, please contact Owen.Evans@stonybrook.edu.
Let’s keep in touch! To give us your updated contact information, or simply to tell us about what you’ve been up to, please visit this link: Keep in Touch. We won't share you information outside of the department.
There’s so much more going on in the department, including the construction of CPEX, the new Center for Planetary Exploration. We’re planning on having a grand opening celebration once it’s finished – probably sometime in April. In the meantime, you can keep track of the state of progress here.
You can read more about what’s been happening in the department in our 2015 Newsletter. If you didn't receive it at the end of 2015, that probably means that we don't have good address information for you. You can fix that here.
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GEO students in the field:
The Athol Fault in East-Central Massachusetts.
Atop Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, just northeast
of Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin.
Along the Penobscot River in the Chester Shear
Zone, south of Baxter State Park in Maine.
News & Announcements
Dr. Kirsten Siebach will be delivering a lecture entitled "Formation and Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks in Gale Crater, Mars" on Thursday, 9/22/16 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123).
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team