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Earth Sciences Graduate Receives Outstanding Alumni Award

Congratulations to Bill and Mary Moran, recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. Bill Moran graduated with a degree in political sciences in 1972, and Mary received her degree in geology in 1973. … Continue reading

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Expedition Earth: A STEM Center Earth Science Event

This past October, the earth science program hosted their largest outreach event to date, Expedition Earth, sponsored by the TTU STEM Center. Over the course of two days, more than 270 k-12 students and their families learned about earth science … Continue reading

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2014 Field Trip to Gordonsville Mine

Mineralogy and petrology students during fall 2014 were excited to go underground at Gordonsville Mine accompanied by a special guest: TTU President Phil Oldham. Led by Dr. Leimer, the group departed campus at 7:30am and drove 40 miles to the zinc … Continue reading

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Earth Science Partners with Mechanical Engineering to Build Physical Models

Over the last two years, the Earth Science department has partnered with Mechanical Engineering to construct physical models. These collaborations provide opportunities for both programs: ME senior students gain valuable design and construction experience while geology students benefit from physical models … Continue reading

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GeoClub holds Springtime Rock ‘n Bake Sales

The GeoClub held two Rock ‘n Bake sales this semester to raise money for camping trips, t-shirts and other goodies. TTU folks who visited the tables on South Patio or in the University Center had a choice of cookies, brownies, … Continue reading

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Students Present Research at Local Conferences

The dogwoods are blooming and 2014 commencement is only a few weeks away. Here in the Earth Science Department, springtime is an opportunity to celebrate student research. This year, seven senior students participated in Student Research Day on April 10th, … Continue reading

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TTU Student Helps Preserve Dino Tracks in Texas

According to the Glen Rose Reporter, Tennessee paleontologists are helping preserve dinosaur tracks for future generations. Last week, a group led by Cookeville-based paleontologist Jerry Jacene visited Glen Rose to continue field work at the Joanna’s Dinosaur Track Site. TTU … Continue reading

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2014 Geobiology Field Trip Announced: Costa Rica

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Postcard from Washington State – Geobiology Field Course 2013

On August 10, 2013, fifteen students and three faculty members from Tennessee Tech University departed Nashville, TN for an eight-day trip to Seattle, WA. The group was part of a Spring 2013 course offered by the Biology and Earth Science … Continue reading

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2013 Geoconclave Competition Report

The 2013 Tennessee Geoconclave Competition was held Sept 27-29 at Fall Creek Falls State Park. This year’s host was Austin Peay State University (APSU), and five undergraduate programs attended: TTU, APSU, UT (Knox), UT (Martin) and MTSU. In the academic … Continue reading

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