Dr. Andrew Bush Publishes in Science, Featured in UConn Today

Associate Professor Andrew Bush was featured in UConn Today on February 28th, 2020 for his recent publication in Science, “Ecologically diverse clades dominate the oceans via extinction resistance”.  Follow the links below to read the UConn Today article and to UConn Today article: “Paleontologists Discover Why the Oceans are so Diverse” Science Link: “Ecologically diverse […]

Dr. Gary Robbins Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America

Dr. Gary Robbins has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America. From the GSA Website: Gary A. Robbins (University of Connecticut): Gary Robbins has developed seminal analytical solutions governing solute transport in groundwater, and novel and important methods to characterize groundwater quality and aquifer material properties from monitoring wells. His work has […]

Department Ship Changes Captains

During our long voyage toward becoming a department, our founding head, Lisa Park Boush, was fond of quoting Commodore Oliver Perry’s phrase “Never Give Up The Ship.” She didn’t. We didn’t. We won.  Under her leadership, we earned the opportunity to become a real department.  Hurrah! Alas, Lisa’s talents were noticed by Juli Wade, the […]

GSCI 1055 Honors Students Work Compiled in Course Book

Robert Thorson’s GSCI 1055 Honor’s students produced a collaborative final research project for the course, which is titled Geoscience and the American Landscape.  Thor is proud to e-publish and share the results, accomplished by introductory students with nothing more than Google Earth, the Geological Map of North America and their introductory text. See the link […]

The Department of Geosciences Welcomes Dr. Ran Feng

New Faculty: Ran Feng Photo courtesy of Ran Feng. Assistant Professor of Geosciences Ran Feng is an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Prior to joining UConn, she completed a two-year postdoc working with the paleoclimate modeling group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She earned […]

Geosciences to be New CLAS Department

“The UConn Board of Trustees has approved the creation of a new department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department of Geosciences gives a modern edge to an age-old discipline, bringing research and education about the Earth and its atmosphere to UConn undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty” Read the full article here: 

Mark Smith (MS ’13) Featured in UConn Magazine

2013 M.S. graduate Mark Smith is featured in the latest issue of UConn Magazine.  The article features graduates who are CEOs of their own companies.  Mark Smith own and runs Macroscopic Solutions, which designs, builds and sells the macropod, a microscope imaging system.  See the full article here:

Field Geology and Landscapes of the Western US

In May, a group of Geosciences graduate students traveled to the Western US for two weeks including stops in Colorado, Utah and Arizona.  The group was instructed by Dr. Julie Fosdick and Dr. Will Ouimet.  Topics included regional tectonics of the Cordillera and Colorado Plateau, geomorphology and landscape dynamics, and Paleozoic-Mesozoic biostratigraphy. Enjoy the photos […]

Study Abroad in Taiwan – Winter 2019

Dr. Tim Byrne, Dr. Gordon Binkhorst and graduate student, Mike Chojnacki, will run the very popular Education Abroad trip to Taiwan during the Winter 2019 Intersession.  Click the links below for more information. Taiwan Education Abroad Winter 2019 – PDF of Slides for 2019 PDF of Powerpoint Slides from 2017 Video of the 2015 trip […]