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Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas
Regional Tectonics Field Course
Summer courses at the IU Geologic Field Station
Summer courses at the IU Geologic Field Station

Short course in Petrel software

On Saturday morning, March 7, the department will be sponsoring a short course for the software packaged called Petrel. Petrel is one of the definitive packages used by petroleum geologists worldwide. Schlumberger has given us a license for 20 seats for this short course. more information

Crossroads Geology Conference

The student members of the Rho chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon would like to extend a formal invitation to participate in the 15th annual Crossroads Geology Conference, March 27 and 28, 2015 at Indiana University in Bloomington. more information| abstract submission

Curiosity Rover On Mars

IU on Mars: David Bish and Juergen Schieber article on Inside IU Bloomington
NASA: Latest News from Mars
Finding life beyond Earth: JPL | NASA | NOVA
Faculty links: David Bish | Juergen Schieber | CheMin PPT

IU Bloomington geologist reports results of Mars mineralogy investigation. |
IU geologists analyze data from Curiosity’s instruments. |

News and Events

Recent alum David Grossnickle is a contributing author on an article in the journal Science

The article, titled "An arboreal docodont from the Jurassic and mammaliaform ecological diversification" concerns the discovery of the fossilized remains of two mammals that lived and thrived during the Jurassic. More information

G420 Regional Tectonic field trip: May 10-23, 2015. A regional tectonic field course across the Appalachians from central Pennsylvania to Boston crossing many suspect terranes is being offered. More information.

Give Now to Geological Sciences

Would you like to donate to IU Geological Sciences? Click on the "Give Now" button to the right to view all the funding choices, including the Excellence in Geology Fund and the Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship in Geological Sciences

Research Focus Sites

OIINK Seismic Research Experiment
Shale Research Lab
Organic Matter from the Santa Barbara Basin
Southern Caribbean Plate Boundary Studies
Exploring Deep-Subsurface Life Podcasts
South Aegean Volcanic Arc Database

Professional Societies, Student Chapters


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  • March 2: Ralph Milliken, Brown University. Title: Water in the Solar System, a Story in Three Acts
    4:00 p.m. GY143. Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Geology lobby. more

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Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences
1001 East 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47405-1405
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