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Researcher & Staff News

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

Posted September 24, 2021

CSE News: A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica.

Dundee Glacier superimposed over modern Dundee
Student News

Dundee under ice: a view of Tayside during the ice age

Posted September 13, 2021

PhD candidate works with animators in Scotland to produce a short film about Dundee's glacial past.

Rock Deformation analysis equipment
Student News

Research Opportunities in Rock Deformation (R.O.R.D.)

Posted September 10, 2021

A new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is now being offered in Earth and Environmental Sciences. This is a distributed REU in that students apply for a summer internship and then go to one of ~12 different universities around the country for the summer to conduct research. This particular REU is focused on rock deformation.

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Viktor Radermacher - dinosaur study

Posted July 7, 2021

Ph.D. student Viktor Radermacher is lead author of a new study using a newly discovered Heterodontosaurus fossil that shows all dinosaurs did not breathe in the same way.

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Faculty News, School/Dept News

Geomicrobiology Student Project: The importance of science communication

Posted June 3, 2021

In collaboration with the Bell Museum, Associate Professor Cara Santelli incorporated science communication in her Geomicrobiology course, the study of how microbes influence the planet past, present and future. Students selected topics of interest to explain their topic in a creative yet clear, succinct way.

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Crystal Ng - Community Engagement Award

Posted May 7, 2021

Congratulations to Associate Professor Crystal Ng for receiving the 2021 President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award!

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Honors/Awards, Student News

Maddy Nyblade

Posted May 6, 2021

Congratulations to PhD student Maddy Nyblade on receiving a 2021 President's Student Leadership and Service Award for her antiracism work in the department and beyond!

marble from quarry in Jordan
Faculty News


Posted April 16, 2021

A newly discovered mineral has been named Priscillagrewite, in honor or Priscilla Grew, former professor in the Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey from 1986-1993.

deep sea bacteria in limestone
Faculty News, Student News

Bailey Group - Ocean Bacteria and Carbon

Posted April 16, 2021

A study led by ESCI's own Prof. Jake Bailey and Phd Student Dalton Leprich discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere.

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Honors/Awards, Student News

2021 Student Symposium Best Talk & Best Poster Winners

Posted April 8, 2021

Congratulations to the winners for Best Talk and Best Poster at the 2021 Student Research Symposium.