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geological sciences field courses
Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas field course

volcanoes of the eastern sierra nevadas

Field course at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania

GEOL X377/549
field geology and paleoanthropology in tanzania

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip

regional tectonic
field trip

G429 Field Course

field geology in the rocky mountains

Summer field courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

geology, hydrology, and geochemistry
in the rocky mountains


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Earthquake Shakeout Drill at IU

earthquake drill

No, it’s not students overwhelmed with mid-semester academic just so happened that Dr. Michael Hamburger was teaching a class on natural disasters when IU held its first Earthquake Shakeout Drill on October 20. When the mock earthquake occurred in the middle of his class, Dr. Hamburger helped the class practice how to protect themselves to prepare for a future earthquake that will inevitably strike south-central Indiana. More information

New paleontology platform on Notes From Nature

notes from nature

The Indiana University Paleontology Collection has partnered with Notes From Nature to create a new label transcription service specifically for fossils! Notes From Nature creates and provides infrastructure to enable collaborative efforts between research scientists and citizen scientists. This multi-faceted approach enables Indiana University researchers to grant public access to images of the incredible fossils in our collection (we’ve got over 1.5 million fossils!) but also enables interested individuals to assist in the digital data generation process (we’ve got quite the backlog….over 1.5 million fossils!) and metadata curation. More information

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If you would like to donate to IU Geological Sciences, click on "Give Now" to view the opportunities for supporting the Department, including the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship and the N. Gary Lane Paleontology Collection Fund.


Events and Outreach

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  • October 24: Daniel Horton, Northwestern University.
    Title: Impacts of Changing Atmospheric Circulation
  • 4:00 p.m. GY126. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby.

IU Geological Sciences will be at Science Fest tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tutoring study hours with GeoClub

GeoClub is hosting tutoring/study hours again this semester, every Monday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in room G24. Feel free to come with geology class related questions, and/or for a great place to study.

ScIU Conversations in Science

A new blog about the research going on in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU launched on August 22nd. GeoSci graduate student Anna Nowicki Jesse is a member of the editorial board and a writer for the blog.

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