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.



Congrats to graduate student Elijah Hall!

Elijah Hall received a grant for NSF GRFP Grant, Titled: Nutrient Sources Fueling Harmful Algal Blooms on the Allegheny Reservoir.

Plogging for Mental Health Event

One of the groups in the Sustainability course is working on a project based on the environmental and mental health of the Pitt community – a plogging 5K fundraiser event. See attached flyer.

Plogging is a fitness trend that started in Sweden, and is a combination of running/walking and picking up trash along the way. The group wants to emphasize the connection between fitness and mental health, while helping the environment. The event is COVID-safe and has quite a few guidelines, which can be found on the race website.

They have an Instagram, @pitt_plogging, with lots more information and have started registration for the 5K. Anyone, including faculty, staff, and students can sign up even if you’re not in Pittsburgh.