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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)  

The Department will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary over Wolfstock weekend.  

Please plan to join us for:

Alumni Breakfast and Lab Tours in the ESS Building;

Campus Geology Tour led by Gil Hanson;


"Stony Brook Geosciences Around the Solar System" Lecture
by Timothy Glotch.

All followed by Wolfstock Barbeque and Football Game.

Please click here for more information and to register.  


Click here for upcoming
and Seminars 



 Thinking about a career in Geosciences?
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Career Opportunities

 GEO students in the field:

GEO Field Trip 2013

The Athol Fault in East-Central Massachusetts.

Geo Field Trip 2013
Atop Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, just northeast
of Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin.

Geo Field Trip 2013
Along the Penobscot River in the Chester Shear
Zone, south of Baxter State Park in Maine.


News & Announcements 

Dr. James Head will be delivering a lecture entitled "The Climate History of Mars: Was Early Mars 'Warm and Wet' or "Cold and Icy'?" on Thursday, 9/3/15 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123)

Geosciences Seminars

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

Professor Timothy Glotch receives NSF Career Award

Geosciences PhD Francis McCubbin receives Presidential Early Career Award

Professor Scott McLennan on NASA team that finds new evidence for water at Mars crater

Geoscience Researchers Develop Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes 

Geoscience Professor Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehman Medal

Geoscience researchers find that natural minerals disinfect drinking water

Professor Dan Davis publishes 4th edition of "Turn Left at Orion"

Stony Brook PhD and Faculty Advisor Show that the Moon Isn't as Dry as Previously Thought

The Department welcomes its new faculty member, Deanne Rogers

Jerome Varriale, Geosciences major, Named URECA Researcher of the Month  


Department of Geosciences - Earth and Space Science Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100  Phone: (631) 632-8200
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