This project will recover a ~350 m lacustrine sedimentary sequence from the Basin of Mexico, on the southern outskirts of Mexico City. These sediments have the potential to provide a record of North American climate for the past >500,000 years. This unique climate archive could become the "type sequence" for paleoclimate studies in the Americas. The Basin of Mexico is well suited for reconstruction and investigation of interannual through orbital-scale variations in the North American monsoon and hydrologic variations of the neotropics.
Dr. Brian Thomas will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor in Geoscience and Water Sustainability. Please help us in making him feel welcome!
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science would like to welcome our new Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor Dr. Kyle Whittinghill.
Dr. Eizenhöfer was awarded the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award from the University of Hong Kong!
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science would like to welcome our new Professor, Dr. Eitan Shelef!
Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown will be starting as the Environmental Studies Lecturer this Spring 2017.
Hello my name is Jessica Caldwell. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I am really looking forward to working here at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lucy Rose has been chosen to represent the University of Pittsburgh in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category of the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Science Communication Fellows Damara Strong and Janine Krippner to present at the Phipps Conservatory BioBlitz Festival
On Sun., June 5, our first-ever BioBlitz festival will bring together volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers and community members to conduct a biological survey of all of the living species in a given area. This important new form of citizen science aids the documentation of regional biodiversity and allows scientists to learn more about the environment and how we can support its conservation. By participating, you'll witness firsthand the amazing biodiversity right here in our local parks, participate in real-time science, create unique art, browse local vendors' products and goods, engage with interactive exhibits, enjoy live music and much more! This event is free to the public and no advance registration is required.
The Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program and Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
Invite you to: The Air We Breathe: The State of Pollution Research in Pittsburgh
Please view the paper our recent Ph.D. graduate Kevin Reath published in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
Please enjoy the Box account filled with all the photos from the day.
Matthew Dieterich, Spring 2015 MS graduate from our department had his photo chosen to be used on a stamp for the USPS.
Postal Service Previews 13th of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial - Stamp Highlights Mount Rainier National Park
Please view his photography site as well!