Past Events

Earth Science Fair

On Saturday, October 14th, the Department of Geosciences held the second annual Earth Science Fair in celebration of Earth Science Week.  The event showcased the research of UConn faculty and graduate students, as well as engaging the public in activities that allowed them to learn about many aspects of Geoscience. Activities included geode smashing, digging […]

UConn Alumni, Kevin Bohacs, presents at Geoscience Seminar Series

On March 8th, at a standing-room only attended event held in the Student Union, UConn Alumni (’76) Dr. Kevin Bohacs was the guest speaker for Department of Geosciences Spring Seminar Series. Dr. Bohacs talk was entitled “The path to Gale Crater—the role of terrestrial field work in selecting a landing site on Mars.” Dr. Bohacs […]

David Jones, Amherst College – February 9, 2016 at 11 am – Beach Hall 233

  David Jones, Amherst College “Death on the playa: geochemistry and geobiology of dolomite formation at Deep Springs Lake, CA” David Jones is an Assistant Professor of Geology at Amherst College with broad interests in Earth History.  He uses stratigraphy and geochemistry to address questions about the co-evolution of life and Earth’s surface environments in […]

Student Trips and Events

Geoscience Alumni Career Panel The UConn Foundation is holding an alumni career panel focused on Geosciences and Geography. Date: Tuesday, October 20th Time: 7:00-8:30PM Location: Laurel Hall 301   Day Trip: Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Museum, NYC Saturday October 10, Departing from Storrs and Cromwell Advance registration required: Bus Fee UConn Student Special: $35 […]

2015-16 Seminar Series

The 2015-16 Seminar Series dates have been announced…  We are pleased to have the following experts present this semester. Date Speaker Institution Specialty Location 9/8/15 Don Goldstein UConn Geosciences Geology of Paris 10/6/15 Andrew Cohen U.Arizona Paleoclimate 10/20/15 Jack Loveless Smith Structure 10/27/15 Tony Martin Emory Vertichnology 11/10/15 Christine Regalla Boston University Structure 11/17/15 Gary […]

News Archives

Geoscience in the News 2015-16: Don’t miss Thor’s latest column in the Hartford Courant here: http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-thorson-mines-poison-colorado-pollution-0820-20150819-column.html   Lisa meets Jonathan! Congratulations to James Farrell, a winner of the 2015 GSA Northeastern Section Graduate Student Outstanding Poster Award!  Faculty/Student Publications: Dr. Michael Hren’s publication in PNAS: Terrestrial cooling in Northern Europe during the Eocene-Oligocene transition Geoscience in […]

A few words and photos from Banu on a recent trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania…

One of our Geoscience Majors, Banu Mayraktar, just returned from a recent trip to Tanzania, and shared a few pictures from the journey.  Their group took a safari through the Ngorongoro Crater, which is supposed to be the world’s largest caldera.  Other people from the group stayed on to hike mount Kilimanjaro, which Banu plans […]

Professor Tim Byrne receives award at FACET Conference in Taiwan.

UConn Professor Tim Byrne shakes hands with Minister of Science and Technology’s Dr. Jyuo-min Shyu, as Professor Byrne accepts an award of honor for organizing the FACET 2015 Conference that was held on May 28th through June 2nd in Taipei, Taiwan.  The FACET (Feedbacks and Coupling Among Climate, Erosion, and Tectonics) Conference was attended by over […]