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.


AGU Get Together!

We are having an informal get together at AGU on the night of Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm at the White House Pub, just NW of Union Square. Please stop by if you can as we expect to be there a good part of the night. Please see directions in the "read more" link.

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Elliott!

Dr. Emily Elliott had the honor of becoming an ambassador within the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering program in Pittsburgh that currently has a focus on the topic of energy.

Dr. Emily Elliott is the Keynote Speaker for International Conference on Acid Rain

“Emissions, Deposition, and Environmental Cycling of Atmospheric Nitrogen: An Isotope Perspective.”  Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh

Department's Alumni Professor Vladislav Kaminski

Dr. Vladislav Kaminski recently gave a presentation titled - "Usage of geophysical inversion in IP mode to image prospective drill targets for gold exploration with accordance to their electrical conductance and chargeability. Example from Broken Evil Prospect (Canada)."

Congratulations Erin Pfeil-McCullough!

Erin Pfeil-McCullough is now the Vice President of the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization!

Congratulations Dr. Charlie Jones!

The department's Dr. Charlie Jones has been promoted to a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Science in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science.

Faculty Member Dr. Bill Harbert has been elected to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Council.

Dr. Bill Harbert was one of two elected representatives for District 4.  It's an elite group that represents geophysics, their council is international.