2015 Sustainable Solutions Competition

Hosted in September 2015, five teams participated in identifying a solution to on-campus sustainability opportunities. The winning team includes Alex Verosky, Russell Thorsen, Nick Rubenstein, Arun Balaraman, Sean O’Connor who introduced a revitalization project for O’Hara Street on campus.

Angela Mullins Wins at the Grad Expo 2016

Angela Mullins Wins at the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Grad Expo 2016 for her Evaluation of Infiltration-Based Green Infrastructure Response to Storm Events in Pittsburgh, PA and Implications for Metal Flux.

Congratulations to Janine Krippner!

Janine was awarded the 2016 Jack Kleinman Grants for Volcano Research

Welcome Reception for Dr. Brian Thomas!

Please enjoy the photos of our successful welcome reception for our new Assistant Professor in Geoscience and Water Sustainability Dr. Brian Thomas!

Congratulations to Undergraduate Daniel Lammie!

Geology student Daniel Lammie received the Edward and Carol Martello Lidiak Endowed Scholarship! 

Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Winners AY 2016-2017

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science would like to congratulate Dervla Kumar and Zhongjie Yu for being awarded the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship! 

Departmental Research Fair

We had a successful 2nd Annual Departmental Research Fair this year!  We had research winners and a photo contest.

Departmental Research Fair

This Friday will be the second annual Departmental Research Fair, at which 13 students from the department will be presenting their research. The location is 203 Thaw. 

Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner Janine Krippner!

Janine Krippner won the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting!  She had also received the AGU Student Travel Grant to attend the meeting!

Dolly's Retirement Party!

Dolly Chavez, our department's beloved receptionist and purchaser, has retired after 17 years with our department and 22 years at the University of Pittsburgh!

AGU Alumni Get Together 2016

Pitts first annual reunion party at AGU happened on December 16th at the White Horse Pub in San Francisco thanks to the help of Alison Graettinger (PhD 2012) and Aubrey Hillman (PhD 2015) who helped organize it.  We intend to make this an annual event at AGU so please stay tuned for further announcements about the location and time of next years event.