About the Department

Our undergraduate and graduate students gain a strong foundation across the geosciences. Areas of specialization may include environmental and isotope geochemistry, applied geophysics and tectonics, paleoclimatology, planetary science, remote sensing and GIS, volcanology, and human-environmental interactions.



Graduate student Kristi Dobra awarded DOD SMART Scholarship

Ph.D. student Kristi Dobra was awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship. This highly competitive award provides students with full tuition for up to five years, summer internships, a stipend and full-time employment with the Department of Defense after graduation. Ms. Dobra, who has a B.S. in Geology from Temple University and a M.S. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida, currently works at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh. She plans to focus her research on the environmental geochemistry of Appalachian waterways.

Congrats to the Collaboratory Leadership Team!

The Collaboratory Leadership team (Emily Elliott, Daniel Bain, Eitan Shelef, Eric Perry, and Megan Guy) are the recipients of the 2021 Pitt Momentum Funds Teaming Grant for our project, Transcending Disciplines to Advance Regional Water Equity.