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Studying deep subsurface mines with similar conditions to extraterrestrial locations
Nucleation and Fluxes of Atmospheric Particles
Dispersals of early humans: adaptations, frontiers, and new territories
An outreach program bringing  seismology research into the classroom
G490 Rock shelter

New Summer Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods

G490/690 Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods Join our field team as we learn about rockshelter formation, 10,000+ years of human occupation, and environmental change!

During our 3-week, 3-credit field course we will introduce graduate and undergraduate students to geoarchaeological methods through hands-on work at the Rockhouse Hollow Rockshelter in the Hoosier National Forest (Perry County, southern Indiana). Go to the course website for more information.

Curiosity Rover On Mars

IU Bloomington geologist reports results of Mars mineralogy investigation. more

IU geologists David Bish and Juergen Schieber analyze data from Curiosity’s instruments. more

IU on Mars – David Bish and Juergen Schieber article on Inside IU Bloomington

NASA: Latest News from Mars

Finding life beyond Earth: JPL | NASA | NOVA

Faculty links: David Bish | Juergen Schieber | CheMin PPT

News Articles

  • IU Geoscience Researchers are returning from Greenland for the final winter campaign of a NASA Grant. Scientists Lisa Pratt, Jeff White, Seth Young, Sarah Cadieux and Amy Goldman (Indiana University), Gale Paulsen and Boleslaw Mellerowicz (Honeybee Robotics) are now in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for a 2-week field campaign at the group’s research site. The campain will run until April 16th. See more at the research website
  • Dr. Michael Hamburger recipiant of The W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service. more
  • Geology and Paleoanthropology Field School in Tanzania May 13-June 24 2014 G349/549. Applications are now being accepted for a new field course. Application deadline is April 10th. This Geo-paleoanthropology course will take advantage of IU’s long established reputation for field school instruction in the Earth sciences.more

  • The Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship. The Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University celebrates Mary Iverson’s extraordinary impact on the department with the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship, If you would like to contribute to the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship, please follow this link.

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  • April 21: Steve Graham, W.J. and M.L. Crook Professor, School of Earth Sciences Stanford University (Owen Award winner). Title: New views of an old continental margin: Great Valley forearc basin, Cretaceous, California. 4:00 p.m. GY143. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby. more

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IU Judson Mead Geologic Field Station BSES Program | GeoSci Library
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