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WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
WCNR - Whats Your Path?
...recruiters tell us that our students are the best kept secret in the Rocky Mountains, but the secret seems to be out – we’re not turning out students fast enough to meet the demand. - Sally Sutton

Students gain hands-on skills through course work, field work, internships, and volunteer work. Students apply what they learn, and develop important skills essential to the work that they will pursue after graduation.

The geosciences program permits individual attention and strong student-professor interaction. Classes are made interactive by field trips, visiting speakers, and informal career discussions.

This Earth is Calling video will make you want to become a Geoscientist!



Nanoparticle research may aid oil recovery, tracking of fracking chemicals
Two Colorado State University researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground: knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking chemicals travel.

William Sanford, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, and Vivian Li, assistant professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and are trying to find patterns in how certain nanoparticles move underground. ...more

Geosciences Student Wins Prestigious Grants to Research Yukon Basin
 After a field season of research in Alaska’s wilderness, Colorado State University graduate student Katherine Liningerfound out that she had been awarded the prestigious Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology section. The $10,000 grant came as a surprise to the humble yet diligent student who plans to use the money to fund her next season of research in Alaska. READ MORE
Warner College Geologists Help Conduct World’s Largest Physics Lesson
Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics broke the Guinness World Record for the largest physics lesson ever taught on April 23, 2014. Professors and graduate students in the Warner College of Natural Resources Department of Geosciences were invited to teach part of the "waves" section of the lesson. ...more

 
Drilling Expedition Research Sheds Light on 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
A recently published research report in Science sheds new light on the cause of the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and accompanying tsunami that inundated Japan’s coastline. Colorado State University Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick is a co-author on the paper and a geologist in CSU’s Department of Geosciences. ...more