Department of Geology

Welcome,

Do you enjoy physical as well as intellectual challenges? Do you like to travel to interesting locations around the world? Does working with others who have diverse interests and backgrounds to solve multifaceted problems appeal to you? If so, then consider joining us for a major in geology, earth science or environmental earth science,leading to an exciting career in geological or environmental sciences..

News & Events

Lecturer Faculty Position
The department invites applications for a full time Lecturer faculty position on the Oxford campus beginning August 2014. For further details please click here to see the complete job advertisement.
 
Graduate Students take top honors during research forum
Miami University's graduate students received top honors during fall semester's Graduate Research Forum. Nearly 150 graduate students presented research and scholarship. Our own Linduao Zhao, was one of the top three oral presentations. Linduo's presentation was titled, "Potential Application of Microbial Iron Redox Cycles in Nitrate Removal and Their Effects on Clay Mineral Properties".

 

About Us

Miami 's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science is located in Shideler Hall. It consists of 13 faculty members, three technical staff members, two support staff members, 125 undergraduate majors and 37 graduate students. The undergraduate and graduate curricula offer many classroom and field opportunities for majors and non-majors, including our summer field program at our Field Station in Dubois, Wyoming.

The Department maintains active research programs in geomicrobiology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperature geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and crystallography, mineral surface geochemistry, paleobiology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.

The Department occupies approximately 19,000 square feet of space in Shideler Hall, a three-story building shared with the Department of Geography. Shideler Hall houses research laboratories for the investigation of a variety of earth materials and processes. Many of these laboratories support material preparation and analysis using departmental instrumentation. For a list research facilities available click here.

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