Earth & Environmental Sciences

YSI donates water testing equipment to Wright State education students

Chris Cushman using pH meter

Donated pH meters will help Wright State education students develop skills critical to teaching how to preserve water quality. Continue reading

Science in the stacks

Library-going children learn geology from Wright State students
Stacey Hundley helps elementary school students make volcanoes

Earth and environmental sciences lecturer Stacey Hundley creates summer enrichment program to encourage young people to study science in college. Continue reading

Wright State researcher coauthors new study on mercury in oceans in Nature

Chad Hammerschmidt

Wright State professor Chad Hammerschmidt participated in research on the mercury levels in the oceans reported in new issue of Nature. Continue reading

Wright State’s Jared Shank receives state award for support of transfer students

Jared Shank

Wright State staff member Jared Shank honored by state organization for his work with transfer students. Continue reading

Soil toil: Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian rising star in terra-firma research

Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian

Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research. Continue reading

Efforts to enhance success of female STEMM faculty and students picking up steam

Kathrin Engisch, associate dean for undergraduate education and outreach

The Women in Science Giving Circle provides support of female students and faculty members in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical disciplines. Continue reading

Rock Steady: Wright State geology student to present at national conference

Elizabeth Freeman, who plays rugby on a Dayton team in her spare time, believes that some women veer away from geology in part because the field is perceived as a gritty, get-your-hands-dirty career more suited to men.

As a young girl, Elizabeth Freeman would carve up creekbeds looking for fossils. Continue reading

Wright State, Ohio State, other institutions receive $3.5 million grant to increase underrepresented graduates in STEM fields

Photo of Amma Boakye

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years… Continue reading

Filling the Pipeline: State-of-the-art software used to train future geologists

(Left to right) Earth and environmental sciences professor Robert Ritzi, student Reza Soltanian, research associate Naum Gershenzon

Schlumberger Limited, the world’s largest oilfield services company and a leader in environmental services, is drilling for good students at… Continue reading

Wright State students lead professional geologists on field trip

The 18-member group included not just Wright State students but also geologists from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and consultants for environmental firms.

When it comes to field trips, students are normally the ones being led. But a group of Wright State University environmental/geology students… Continue reading