Earth & Environmental Sciences

Fall protection class is taking Wright State students to new heights

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Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness was the backdrop for students who donned safety harnesses and tested their courage at Calamityville. Continue reading

Justin Myers named Wright State Student Employee of the Year

Justin Myers named Wright State Student Employee of the Year

Justin Myers, a junior majoring in earth and environmental sciences, works as a manager in the biogeochemistry lab. Continue reading

Wright State course examines connections between Great Books and Bad Weather

Crystal Lake believes project-based courses like Great Books and Bad Weather will help students get excited about and inspired by literature.

Crystal B. Lake asks her students to create something inspired by readings examining the role of weather in literature in a new course, Great Books and Bad Weather. Continue reading

Reservoir riddle

Wright State environmental scientists investigate effectiveness of trapping greenhouse gases underground
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A research team from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has won part of a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to study geologically sequestering of carbon dioxide. Continue reading

Wright State wins $700,000 grant to help high school teachers earn credentials to teach college courses

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Program will cover courses in History, Composition and Rhetoric, Mathematics and Statistics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Music and Physics. Continue reading

Wright State grad Behzad Ghanbarian wins prestigious geophysics award for Ph.D. research

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Behzad Ghanbarian ’14 will receive the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Union for his dissertation on the physical and hydraulic properties of rocks and soils. Continue reading

Attack on white fringetree by emerald ash borer likely to be widespread, says Wright State researcher

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Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives. Continue reading

Digging up the past

Digging up the past

Wright State student Tyler Heneghan explores the past through field work at the Fort Ancient Earthworks and an internship with the Dayton Society of Natural History and SunWatch Indian Village. Continue reading

8 cool things you didn’t know about Dayton geology

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Excerpt We all know that the Gem City is beautiful on the surface, but have you ever wondered what’s below us? We talked with David Schmidt, director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Wright … Continue reading

What can we learn from California’s water crisis?

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Excerpt California’s long-running drought made national headlines earlier this month when Gov. Jerry Brown announced sharp reductions in water use that will affect everyone in the state. While we here in the Midwest aren’t as worried today about water use, … Continue reading