Aerial photos show the community of Oso, Wash., before and after the March 22, 2014 landslide.
IMAGE: Oso WA before 2014 slide
IMAGE: Oso WA after 2014 slide
What is a day in the life of a geologist like?
Most geologists say that they enjoy the challenge and diversity of their work and that there is no "typical" day. Read more...
KSU Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences annually provides 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students.
Applications are accepted beginning in early March for undergraduates pursing a STEM major for the following academic year. For more scholarship opportunities, search Pathways to Science for opportunities to do research at the undergraduate level, here and abroad. The Institute for Broadening Participation in the STEM sciences also offers free online search tools to encourage minority participation in STEM sciences.
What can I do with a Geology degree?
From College Major to Career
The Wall Street Journal created this neat webpage where you can sort college degrees by popularity, median earnings and unemployment rate. We're gratified to see that accordning to the 2010 U.S. Census data, these fields have low unemployment and good earnings:
- GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
- ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
- ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY
- ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
- PHYSICAL SCIENCES
- MINING AND MINERAL ENGINEERING
- PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
- SOIL SCIENCE
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
- GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE
What is geology?
Geology is the science of exploration, discovery, and Earth stewardship. The geosciences address all issues relating to Earth Systems, including the solid Earth, oceans, and atmosphere. Read more...
What are geologists and what do they do?
Geologists study the Earth's physical composition, structure, history, and the natural processes. They provide information to society for use in solving problems and establishing policies for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare. Read more...
Endowed Cooperative Department-Industry Internship Program
The Department of Geology plays an active role in placing its graduates. We provide them with a top-notch education, placement in internships, resume preparation, providing material on job interview techniques, securing job leads, and facilitating the contact between graduates and prospective employers. Read more...
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) EXPLORER Magazine