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Get to know our award winning faculty and see what our alumni are accomplishing with their Environmental Science degrees.

Join Us For Our 2019 Maymester Trip

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences will offer both introductory and upper-level Astronomy and Geology courses during the 2019 four-week Maymester session. These courses are centered around a 14-day field trip experience to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, including Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Students will learn about the geology of the region, study astronomy in the clear night skies of the western United States, and visit astronomical research facilities - all while earning course credit towards their degree. ESS and non-ESS majors, as well as transient students, are welcome to sign up for trip courses. For more information, contact Dr. Clint Barineau.

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Congratulations, James Tyler Bass, recipient of the Spring 2019 Ramon G. Young Scholarship!

This $1000 award, established by Dr. Dennis Young in memory of his father, Ramon G. Young, goes to an outstanding ESS Geology-track student chosen by departmental faculty. Criteria for choosing awardees include academic and research activities, as well as departmental contributions.

Congratulations on this achievement!

Grand Opening of the Lenoir Hall Saunders Center for Laboratory Sciences

The newest building on CSU's main campus, the Lenoir Hall Saunders Center for Laboratory Sciences, is now open for classes! ESS faculty, students, and staff helped out during the November 27th, 2018 grand opening event, which showcased the $15 million, 3 story addition to Lenoir Hall. The 21,000 square foot building includes 6 new teaching/research laboratories, including new environmental science and geology laboratories, as well as a student lobby and student meeting areas. In addition to the new laboratory building, extensive renovations to the original parts of Lenoir Hall created student study spaces and a new Robotics laboratory.

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Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to ESS alumni John Hood, who joined the University of Chicago's South Pole Telescope research group detector team at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics as a PhD student, and Jeannie Patrick, who joined Environmental Resources Management in Richmond, VA as a staff geologist!

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                        John Hood                                                         Jeannie Patrick