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Sushil Tuladhar and Dr. Mohammad Iqbal
Graduate student Sushil Tuladhar was awarded 3rd place for best Student Poster at the Iowa Water Conference in Ames Iowa, March 2-3, 2015.  Sushil's research is under the guidance of Dr....
12-inch telescope at the UNI Observatory
The Earth Science department McCollum Science Hall observatory is listed as number 10 in the Movoto list of "20 Ways to Have the Best Night of your life in Iowa". 
water quality study
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, Professor of Geology and Environmental Science, has been awarded an National Science Foundation award to do collaborative research with colleagues in Nepal.  The project "U.S...
Iowa's Geological Resources
Teachers are encouraged to sign up for this spring's and summer's 2-credit workshop on Iowa's Geological Resources.  This workshop is offered online during the spring and includes an on-campus...
The Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the National Honor Society in the Earth Sciences, has received the organization’s national Quality Chapter Award for 2014.  This is the third...
The Department of Earth Science with the support of the Iowa Limestone Producers Association are pleased to announce a new learning experience for Iowa's teachers.  Teachers will be able to earn...
The Earth Science Department now has an Environmental Science B.A. degree available for interested undergraduates.  The degree is centered upon courses in the physical sciences that will help...
The University of Northern Iowa chapter of the national Earth Science Honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, has received the organization’s national Quality Chapter Award for 2013. This is the second...
This year's Earth Science Update Conference has concluded following a day of information, curriculum development ideas and rock collecting.  UNI faculty, Iowa Geological and Water Survey staff...
Dr Chad Heinzel's Environment, Technology and Society course (CAP 3140) in Italy was selected as a Top Pick in the 2012 Abroad101 Study Abroad Rankings by STA Travel. The rankings were determined...
This year, the Sunday at the Quarry event will be held on October 7nd, 2012 at the BMC Aggregates’ Morgan Quarry located just west of Dewar, IA on East Donald Road, just east of the intersection of...
Alison Schell presents her research.
The Earth Science department was featured prominently in the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium held in Seerley hall at UNI on July 27, 2012.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Lynn Brant...
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Sherm Lundy of ILPA presents Jim Walters and John Groves with the award
The Iowa Limestone Producers Association presented its Educational Achievement Award to UNI's Earth Science Department on February 22, 2012.  The award recognizes the long-standing collaboration...
Earth Science faculty and students attended the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Minneapolis, October 9-12.  Approximately 15 students including current department majors...
Earth Science Week 2011, is scheduled for October 10th-15th and we are proud to Sponsor Sunday at the Quarry on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 from 11 AM to 4 PM at our RAYMOND QUARRY located on Dubuque...
Earth Science majors and faculty took part in the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference.  The event was held at UNI on July 29, 2011 in the Great Reading room in Seerley Hall.  Amongst...
The Science center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology (The STORM Project) will host 24 middle and high school science teachers during Studies in Air Quality for Science...
For the tenth year, the department is offering its popular, Geology of Iowa for Teachers short course.  24 K-12 teachers from around the state of Iowa are taking part in the week-long workshop...
Dr. Chad Heinzel led two classes of Environment, Technology and Society to Italy as well as the island of Sicily during the month of May.  Both courses were offered through the Study Abroad...