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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


News and Announcements


Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlines

From the IU Newsroom: "The Mississippi Delta is undergoing collapse as land disappears from the coast and marshes," said study co-author Douglas Edmonds, assistant professor and the Malcolm and Sylvia Boyce Chair in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at IU Bloomington. "Yet we know surprisingly little about what processes are driving land loss." Alejandra Ortiz, a former Post-Doctoral Fellow in Edmonds’ lab was lead author on the study. Dr. Ortiz is now on faculty at North Carolina State University. Link to the IU Newsroom article.

We are now the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Here’s an article about the name change in News at IU Bloomington.

Curiosity Rover: IU Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Mars research

Give Now
If you would like to donate to IU Earth and Atmospheric 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

Colloquia Information |

  • Colloquia will resume in the Fall.
  • April 28 The annual Student Awards Ceremony will be held in GY 143 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

A GIS Analyst Intern Position is open in IU Space Information.

Hours are 15-20/week, salary is $10-15/hr, start date is May 1. Contact Kathy Wiegand for more information. Email:, phone: 812-855-1763.

ScIU Conversations in Science

There is a new blog about the research going on in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. Graduate student Anna Nowicki Jesse is a member of the editorial board and a writer for the blog.