Geology Department

Western Washington University assistant professor Melissa Rice and lecturers Regina Barber DeGraaff and Mike Kraft will be involved in a special event celebrating NASA's flyby of Pluto on July 14.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at The Spark…

Gale Crater sits on a dry, barren, windy plain where temperatures edge into the 60s only during the summer and plummet below freezing most nights. Its mixtures of sun-baked rocks, jagged scarps and deep sands make geological research a struggle.

The fact that Gale Crater is 140 million…

Dave Tucker, a former research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University, will lead guided tours along Point Whitehorn Beach at Cherry Point June 6, telling the landscape backstory of moving glaciers and changing sea levels, including the important ecological…

Western Washington University’s Scott Linneman, professor of Geology and Science Education and the 2013 Washington Professor of the Year, has been named the new director for the Honors Program at Western. Linneman succeeds George Mariz, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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