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.



Dr. Dan Bain nominated to committee on risks of Electric Arc Furnace Slag

Dr. Dan Bain will serve on a committee that will assess human health risks associated with the unencapsulated use (e.g., loose ground cover material for landscaping and driveways) of Electric Arc Furnace slag, a byproduct of EAF steelmaking.

A portrait of professor Dan Bain

Dr. Dan Bain serves on Mayor Gainey’s Infrastructure & Environment transition committee

New Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is tapping into the expertise of several Pitt professors as part of his transition.

Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown receives 2022 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Advising

Established in 2006 through a generous contribution from the Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, this $4,000 cash award provides the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences with the opportunity to recognize outstanding achievements in undergraduate academic advising.

Congratulations Dr. Andrews!