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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

April 8th and 9th – The Department will be hosting Arcadis environmental consultancy

Sid Glenn and Adam Gersh, recruiters with Arcadis, will be in the Department on April 8th and 9th to conduct job interviews with graduate and undergraduate students.

If you are interested in speaking with them, please send a cover letter and resume to Toni Arcuri. Deadline is Tueaday March 31st. Interviewees will be notified. Company website

Interviews will be held in Room 432 in MSBII, 12-5 pm on the 8th, 8:00-noon on the 9th. Job descriptions are posted here.

Crossroads Geology Conference

The student members of the Rho chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon would like to extend a formal invitation to participate in the 15th annual Crossroads Geology Conference, March 27 and 28, 2015 in the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington.
more information

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

Drilling down on fracking in Indiana From the IU Newsroom:: Fracking is nothing new in Indiana. Frequent earthquakes would be. Geologists and environmental activists have been raising concerns for years about increased hydraulic fracturing – called "fracking" for short – and other unconventional oil production methods in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing is the drilling and injection of fluid into the ground to create cracks in rock formations and release natural gas, oil and other energy-producing resources. IU Newsroom article

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip: May 10-23, 2015. A regional tectonic field course across the Appalachians from central Pennsylvania to Boston crossing many suspect terranes is being offered. More information.

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


Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions


  • March 30: Julie Elliott, Purdue University. Title: TBA
    4:00 p.m. GY143. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby. more
  • March 27 and 28: Crossroads Geology Conference
  • April 1: Ian Stanistreet, University of Liverpool, Harold Stollhofen and Joerg Habermann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Title: Geological Investigations at Olduvai Gorge
    3:30 p.m. room S201. Presented by the Stone Age Institute

Other Resources

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