Geoscience 1055 Students Demonstrate their Learning

Professor Robert Thorson teaches an honors course, GSCI 1055: Geoscience Through American Studies.  He developed this course in 2004, and it was the first general education course developed specifically for honors enrollment. The quality of the students’ final projects was incredibly high this year, and Thor would like to share the final products. Take a […]

Robert Thorson’s Latest Book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years

Geoscience faculty member Robert Thorson (Thor) recently published his latest book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years. It has reached #11 for Environmental Science publications in Library Journal. You can read reviews of the book here: And here:  

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 […]

Internships – Summer 2016

Interns Needed – Summer 2016 The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) seeks interns for the summer months (June – August) of 2016.  The Commission is charged with land use and transportation planning within Chittenden County, Vermont.  More information about CCRPC is available at – JOB DESCRIPTION: * Set-up & perform speed studies and […]

Geomicrobiology (MARN 4895 GSCI 4130) Fall 2016 – first time offered since 2012

Microbes have dominated life for most of Earth’s history, shaping our planet and playing a key role in many of Earth’s processes. Microbial metabolism is at the basis for the search for life beyond our planet….. Lectures – Short Labs – Fieldtrip Offered in Storrs and Avery Point   Course content: The Origin of Life, […]