Department of Geology
Stark Campus Acquisition of an Intuitive Multi-Touch Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Research as well as Undergraduate Student Research and Natural Science Courses
Rock Mass Characterization and Stability Evaluation of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota
Response of the Harmful Algal Species Microcystis (Cyanophyceae) to Variable Environmental Conditions
Characterizing Stream Restoration's Water Quality Improvement Potential Through Hyporheic Enhancement
Assessing the Effects of Green Infrastructure on Metals Concentrations in Stormwater Runoff
Sabrina Tucker awarded Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow
KSU Geology Alumnus Sabrina Tucker (BS 2013) was among 79 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows recently named at the Ohio Statehouse by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits top-quality teacher candidates to teach math and science in high-need Ohio schools. The Fellows include both accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates, all with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (the STEMM fields). Ms Tucker will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing a rigorous master’s program at the University of Akron that includes a full year of practical experience in local classrooms. Following this, she will commit to teach for three years in Ohio’s high-need schools with ongoing mentoring and support. Congratulations Sabrina!
News & Announcements
News & Announcements
- Carrie Schweitzer received the Outstanding Research and Scholar Award
- Department of Geology: Achievements June 2011 – April 2012
- New Interim Dean Named for Kent State’s Honors College
- Research by Old Dominion, Kent State and USC Scientists Provides Better Understanding of Climate Changes
- Research Provides Better Understanding of Changes in Climate System
KSU Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences annually provides 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students.
Applications are accepted beginning in early March for undergraduates pursing a STEM major for the following academic year. For more scholarship opportunities, search Pathways to Science for opportunities to do research at the undergraduate level, here and abroad. The Institute for Broadening Participation in the STEM sciences also offers free online search tools to encourage minority participation in STEM sciences.
Dulci Avouris, an incoming Kent State University Geology Ph.D. was recently awarded a NASA Ohio Space Grant Consortium doctoral fellowship in Applied Geology to study the water quality of Lake Erie through satellite remote sensing. By analyzing NASA satellite data, she will assist in identifying potential harmful algal blooms (HABs), which pose numerous risks to human and animal health in addition to impacting taste and odor of drinking water for affected populations in the region.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz is featured in Environmental Monitor for research using remote sensing on Lake Erie.
Dr. Carrie Schweitzer is interviewed (pg 19) in Kent State Stark's Encompass Magazine.
Advisors in Geology
- Dr. Ted Dasgupta
- Dr. Chris Rowan
- Dr. Alison J. Smith
- Dr. Abdul Shakoor
- Dr. Carrie E. Schweitzer
- Dr. Neil A. Wells
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Field Camp Director:
Dr. David Hacker
Free Tutoring for all Geology CORE CoursesExperienced Geology graduate students and lab instructors answer your questions, beginning week three of each semester, in room 223 MCG, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No appointment necessary.
Columnar Jointing on Virginia Skyline Drive, Matt Harding, 2013 Geology Student Photo Contest Winner