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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.
 

 
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: 
Assistant Professor in Geosciences
 
The Department of Geosciences in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with a preferred start date of August 2017.
 
We seek a Geoscientist to strengthen our education offerings and enhance research in the area of Critical Zone Geosciences by developing a strong research program that complements existing programs in the department related to Earth’s surface and near-surface processes and interactions. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, biogeochemistry, geochronology, geomorphology, hydrology, low temperature geochemistry, and near-surface geophysics. Candidates with broad multidisciplinary educational and research interests are encouraged to apply.
 
For more information, please go to the Geosciences Critical Zone Job description. To apply, please visit CSU Jobs Board.
 
 
Oklahoma shakes lead CSU researchers into earthquake forecasting
image_CSU_GeoWhen CSU graduate student Nicole McMahon was mulling over where, geographically, she would focus her thesis research in seismology, she chose to study earthquakes in Oklahoma. There were personal factors to her decision: She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, her parents live in the Sooner State, and her sister enrolled this year at Oklahoma State University.

But she also knew that the state had recently become a hotbed of earthquake activity that would make for an interesting and important thesis. ...more
Geosciences students armed with rock-solid foundation
CSU Geoscientists to explore the origins of the Mackenzie Mountains All Geosciences Department students in the Warner College of Natural Resources gain critical skills during their capstone summer field camp. The course is a five-week physical and mental challenge that prepares students for a wide variety of geoscience careers. ...more
Sustainability Leadership Fellows Selected
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University has selected 20 early career researchers as Sustainability Leadership Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. The School’s prestigious program prepares future innovators and thought leaders with science communication and career development training.

“We had a large group of very accomplished applicants, making the selection process quite competitive,” said Diana Wall, SoGES director and CSU University Distinguished Professor. “This outstanding group of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, drawn from across campus, is poised to make important contributions to environmental sustainability in the years ahead.” ...more

 
Alliance STEM Summer Institute
High School students from across Colorado spent the week on campus and at CSU's Mountain Campus to learn about geosciences, watersheds, and ecology....more
Smith Scholars in Geosciences
CSU Geoscientists to explore the origins of the Mackenzie MountainsThanks to Michael Smith’s generosity, the Smith Scholars in Geosciences program provides full-tuition scholarships to incoming Colorado resident freshman Geosciences students.  

The Smith Scholarship is the most prestigious freshman scholarship offered through the Geosciences Department.

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Wohl Receives Top University Honor
Ellen Wohl, professor of geosciences in the Warner College of Natural Resources, has received the Scholarship Impact Award, one of the highest faculty honors at Colorado State University.

Given by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Scholarship Impact Award comes with a $10,000 grant to support the recipient's research. 
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