3rd Annual Alumni Gathering!

Our 3rd Annual AGU Alumni Gathering was a success!  Please take a moment to enjoy the photos from the event this year that took place at the Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ in New Orleans.

In Remembrance of Department of Geology and Environmental Science Emeritus Faculty Dr. Walter Pilant

Professor Walter L. Pilant passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on

December 15th, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from Caltech in 1953 with a BS, and from UCLA in 1960 with a PhD. He served in the Army, and moved to Pittsburgh in 1963 where he taught geophysics for over 30 years at the University of Pittsburgh.

He is the author of “Elastic Waves in the Earth,” published by Elsevier. He loved field work and traveled all over the US with students (and family!)

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol, and their children Michael of Texas, Mark of New Hampshire, Michelle and Jeffrey of Pittsburgh, and Andrew of Israel. He will be greatly missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, here and abroad, who love him very much.

He will be remembered as a teacher, mentor, author, scientist, and speaker who was passionate about his research.

2017 Alumni Gathering!

Please join us at the 3rd Annual Alumni Gathering held at the AGU Conference in New Orleans!

Dr. Bill Harbert on PCNC Night Talk

Dr. Bill Harbert discussed the earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest and California regions.

Alumni Dr. Barbara Kutchko is SPE Distinguished Lecturer!

Please join us in congratulating our alumni Dr. Barbara Kutchko on becoming the 2018-2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer!

Distinguished Alumni Dr. Frederick J. Sarg

 The Department of Geology and Environmental Science Distinguished Alumni Award was established to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of our alumni.

The award highlights the diversity and quality of the contributions our alumni have made to the enrichment of our profession.

Congrats on our 2014 Environmental Studies Graduate Samir Lakhani!

Our 2014 Environmental Studies Graduate Samir Lakhani was named 2017 CNN Hero!

Check out Samir's Eco Soap Bank website.

Congratulations to Dr. Rob Rossi!

Congratulations to Rob Rossi (PhD ’16) who was recently awarded a NatureNet Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Nature Conservancy. 

Ph.D. Student Molly O'Beirne is Published in Nature Communications!

Please be sure to read the paper our Ph.D. student Molly O'Beirne has had published in Nature Communications!