Good News in the Geology Department
CWU Helping Lead Outreach and Education Related to Earthquakes, Tsunami and Volcanic Hazards
CWU Geology's Beth Pratt-Sitaula is co-PI on the EarthScope ANGLE project that is helping lead outreach and education related to earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic hazards ...more...
Bodie McCosby Awarded GSA and White Mt Research Center Grants
Congratulations to J. Bodie McCosby, who was awarded a Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grants and a UC White Mountain Research Center (WMRC) Student Minigrant for 2018. ...more...
Moriah Kauer Honored as University Distinguished Employee
Moriah Kauer, our department fiscal specialist, was honored last year as the University Distinguished Employee. Moriah is the glue that keeps the department together. From fixing the xerox machine to managing the complexity of purchasing a mass spectrometer for our beautiful new building, Moriah does her job with efficiency, humor, and patience. ...more...
Premiere Evening for Season 2 of Nick On The Rocks
A new batch of Nick On The Rocks episodes premiered in CWU’s SURC Theater in January. ...more...
Marie Takach Awarded 2018 Yakima Rock Club Scholarship
Marie Takach, a second year students in the Geology Master's program was awarded the Yakima Rock Club Scholarship for 2018. ...more...
Alumni Gathering at GSA 2017
CWU Geology organized a gathering for alumni and current students and faculty during the 2017 GSA meeting in Seattle. More than 50 folks showed up! ...more...
Andrew Hoxey and Melanie Swick awarded GSA Graduate Student Research Grants
GSA will, in part, support of the MS thesis research of Andrew Hoxey and Melanie Swick. ...more...
Rachelle Sanchez accepted into the 2017 GeoTenerife Internship Program
During the month of July, Rae will be working with geoscientists and other geoscience students from both sides of the Atlantic to geochemically monitor the Canary Islands volcanoes. ...more...
Sarah Olden receives 2017 NAGT Scholarship for Field Study
Sarah Olden was awarded a 2017 NAGT Scholarship for Field Study. Sarah was one of 18 students from across the country who received this scholarship for 2017. The scholarship provides $750 towards the cost of a field course and is awarded to those whose field experience is important to their educational and career goals ...more...
Daniel Mongovin awarded 2017 Robert D. Bentley Scholarship
CWU Geology major Daniel Mongovin has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Robert D. Bentley Scholarship. Congratulations Dan! A 2014 graduate of Olympia High School, Dan plans on pursuing a graduate degree in structural and field geology after graduation. ...more...
The Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP) was awarded the 2016 National Awards in Excellence for their educational outreach to schools. CEETEP offers four-day workshops to foster community engagement of earthquake science and preparedness, and to encourage collaboration and exchange between formal and informal coastal educators.
Beth Pratt-Sitaula is CWU's collaborator on the CEETEP project (and one of the project PIs). She noted that the success of the project has been due to the full group effort of all the PIs and collaborators. ...more...
Cameron Burns awarded 2016 Robert D. Bentley Scholarship
CWU Geology major Cameron Burns has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Robert D. Bentley Scholarship. Congratulations Cameron! A 2008 graduate of Eisenhower High School, Cameron plans on pursuing a graduate degree in geology after graduation, focusing on his interests in the fields of structural geology and seismology. ...more...
Wendy Bohrson elected MSA Fellow
Wendy Bohrson was elected as a Mineralogical Society of America Fellow in recognition of her significant contribution to geochemistry and petrology. The number of fellows elected each year cannot exceed 0.5% of MSA membership, and Wendy was one of 13 elected this year ...more...
Wendy Bohrson recognized by CWU as a Distinguished Professor
Dr. Wendy Bohrson has been selected as a CWU Distinguished Professor. The designation is the highest award attainable at Central Washington University and represents the highest level of performance ...more...
Lisa Ely a GSA Thompson Distinguished International Lecturer
Dr. Lisa L. Ely of the Central Washington University Department of Geological Sciences has been selected as the 2015 Geological Society of America Thompson Distinguished International Lecturer. Lisa is planning a lecture tour that includes South American universities in Chile, Ecuador, and Peru in November 2015; and a second tour to Mexico, central America and the Caribbean in March, 2016 ...more...
The Great Washington ShakeOut
On October 15, 2015, at 10:15 am, the state of Washington will hold its annual "shakeout" event, a statewide earthquake drill. The primary goal is to raise awareness across the state of the potential risks associated with a large earthquake and to help citizens be more prepared to be safe during an earthquake.
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