Student Organizations

The department maintains an online resource center containing links to other sites, alumni news, a vector & raster map server, as well as other topics.

  • GeoClub:  A club that welcomes everyone interested in nature, with a special focus on the Earth.
  • Epsilon Eta Delta:  An all-genders fraternal organizaton that uses academics and service to foster awareness of the relationship between people and the environment.
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon:  This is a geological honors society that seems to have gone dormant in favor of the more inclusive GeoClub.
  • Pitt Student Organizations:  Click here to search for others or see if any new ones have cropped up.  Try short terms like "env", "sust", or "geo" as well as full words.

Geologic Links

  • Color Landform Atlas 
    This site is an index of local maps and information for each state in the U.S.A.
  • Online Earth Science Resources 
    This site is a very comprehensive link site to many geology-based info servers.
  • Geologic Digressions
    Put together by a geologist with 40 years of experience, this site covers a wide range of geologic topics with interested annotated photographs.  It includes a host of sedimentary facies images.
  • Volcano World! 
    This is a fantastic starting point for volcanology and volcanic information!
  • USGS 
    This is a great starting point for geological-based information on the Web.
  • Ridge Multibeam Synthesis Project 
    Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Observatory Ocean Mapping page. Excellent information and images.
  • Pennsylvania Earthquakes 
    This USGS site provides a record of early earthquakes in Pennsylvania.
  • Carnegie Natural History Museum 
    A world-class museum adjacent to Pitt's campus!
  • Geological Society America 
    The home page for the GSA, includes conference information and products.

Planetary Links

  • National Space Science Data Center 
    This site has great general information about the planets as well as some very good JPEGS from recent missions as well as Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images.
  • The Nine Planets Page 
    This site has more text based information about the planets than the NSSDC site. Plus, there are GIF format images.
  • Master Index of Planetary Images 
    This is a great site if you are looking for planetary images on the Web.
  • Welcome To The Planets 
    This is the JPL site for the planets and includes lots of mission information as well as image information.
  • Lunar & Planetary Institute 
    The LPI is an excellent reference source for general and specific planetary information covering many topics as well as educational material for all levels. This site also has online information about the annual LPSC Conference.
  • The Planetary Society 
    This site has lots of space exploration information and files.
  • CEPS 
    The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institution. CEPS is an excellent source of planetary image information.