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Earth and Environmental Sciences Departmental Goals

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Taking Part in a First-of-its-kind Study

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Studying Earth Structure, Formation, Climate, and Dynamics

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Exploring Global Environmental Issues

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Leading Faculty and Researchers

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Majors & Minors

Choose from geology, environmental science, environmental studies, and geomechanics.

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Graduate Studies

A variety of research choices allows students to specialize in one area, or explore a vast array of interdisciplinary studies.

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We specialize in geochemistry, environmental sciences, palaeomagnetism, geodynamics, geological structure and tectonics.

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Brian Hough, 1972-2018

In Memoriam

EES mourns the loss of Brian Hough who lost his life in the tragic accident in Schoharie, N.Y. Brian earned his PhD studying with Carmie Garzione on paleoclimate and mountain building, with a special focus on Tibet. Brian was taken from us much too soon, having just achieved due recognition for his scholarly achievements with a professorship at SUNY Oswego. Brian touched the lives of many in EES, not just as a graduate student, but as a thoughtful teacher in the field and classroom. Our hearts go out to Brian's family and all the families of the victims of this terrible event.


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Alternative Energy

Combining researchers and resources, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) works to improve energy systems and to understand the impacts of energy technologies on the environment and human health.

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