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Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas
Regional Tectonics Field Course
Summer courses at the IU Geologic Field Station
Summer courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

Graduation Ceremony May 8

Please come celebrate the achievement of our graduates B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. This event will be held immediately following Graduate Commencement. Faculty members will give a brief talk and overview of this year’s graduates. Please invite your family and friends.

Geological Sciences Graduation Celebration
Friday May 8th, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Geology Building Lobby

Curiosity Rover On Mars

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

IU Bloomington geologist reports results of Mars mineralogy investigation. |
IU geologists analyze data from Curiosity’s instruments. |

News and Events

Give Now to Geological Sciences

Would you like to donate to IU Geological Sciences? Click on the "Give Now" button to view all the funding choices, including the Excellence in Geology Fund and the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship in Geological Sciences

Research Focus Sites

OIINK Seismic Research Experiment
Shale Research Lab
Organic Matter from the Santa Barbara Basin
Southern Caribbean Plate Boundary Studies
Exploring Deep-Subsurface Life Podcasts
South Aegean Volcanic Arc Database

Professional Societies, Student Chapters

Sigma Gamma Epsilon
SEG–IU Student Chapter
IU Geophysical Society

Other Resources

2014-15 Department Directory
BSES Program Geological Library Resources
Hoosier Geologic Record
Indiana Geological Survey
IU Judson Mead Geologic Field Station
Stable Isotope Research Facility

Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions


  • April 27: Tori Hoehler, NASA Ames. Title: Biological Potential in Serpentinizing Systems
    4:00 p.m. GY143. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby. more
  • April 30 Brown bag seminar: Professor David Thomson, Queen’s University, Ontario, and Dr. Frank Vernon from Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Title: Earth’s Hum Comes from the Sun.
    12:15-1:30, Room S201

Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences
1001 East 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47405-1405
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