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Geology major Olivia Paschall is interning with Exxon Mobil in Houston, TX this summer integrating well, engineering, and seismic data. At Appalachian, Olivia's research is on tracking the sediment geochemistry of the Devonian-Carboniferous transition, a time period that correlates with much of the shale gas and hydrocarbon reservoirs around the world. Read more...
A big congratulations to geology majors Olivia Paschall and Delaney Ryan, winners of the Southeastern Section Geological Society of America research grants, and to Kevin Bynum, winner of a Sigma Xi research grant!
Congratulations to Devin Hoffman, senior geology major, for winning a prestigeous NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  Devin has worked with paleontologist Dr. Andy Heckert during his four years at Appalachian, and will be attending Virginia Tech for his Ph.D. to investigate how mass extinctions impacted vertebrates during the Mesozoic. read more...
Laura Mallard, Appalachian Geology's Geoscience Education liason, has been named one of the Remarkable Women in the High Country by the Watauga Democrat for her off-campus eco-education work with her company, River and Earth Adventures. Read more...
Art and geology students at Appalachian collaborate to sculpt Triassic aetosaur based on a handful of pre-historic bones unearthed in North Carolina under the guidance of Geology's Dr. Andy Heckert, Lauren Waterworth, and Art's Travis Donovan. read more...
What do Appalachian Geology faculty have in common with astronauts, mountain climbers, deep sea divers, and polar explorers?  We do research in places that can be really difficult to get to.  Associate Professor Sarah Carmichael has been named a Fellow of the Explorer's Club in regonition of her research in caves, on volcanoes, in remote deserts, and at the bottom of the ocean.   read more...
That is the question answered by members of the Geology Department.  Drs. Bill Anderson and Chuanhui Gu discuss the consequences of road salt on stream health, particularly in Boone Creek. read more...
Anthony's extensive work with meteorites is showcased in the Appalachian News!   read more...
“If you can see the rocks, you hire a geologist. If you can’t see the rocks, you hire a geophysicist.” Dr. Scott Marshall's work using GPS data to image faults in southern California is showcased in Appalachian Magazine.  Scott has recently been named a Faculty Member of Distinction at Appalachian for his work with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC).
Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce has been named one of the College of Arts and Science's outstanding educators - she is one of the 2016 Inductees into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers.  Many congratulations!


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