Geology Department

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University,  will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving…

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, assistant professor of planetary science at Western Washington University, will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the…

Researchers at Western Washington University are working with NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to analyze the rocky surface with technicolor images. 

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since it landed in the 96 mile-wide Gale…

What’s Millions of years old, undergone a lot of stress, and turned noticeably blue?

Metamorphism – the word for change in geology – is a bit of a mysterious process. A lot of ingredients are required for metamorphism to happen, but with hot temperatures (more than 200º C), high…

Western's departments of Geology and Physics & Astronomy will present a research seminar Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, with James Keane from the California Institute of Technology on "The Wibbly Wobbly Moon: The Rotational History of the Earth's Moon." 

Keane will speak in CF 120 from…

In the first of a two-part Q&A, WWU's Doug Clark (Geology) and John Rybczyk (Environmental Science) talk about their research and how their fieldwork is increasingly tied to some aspect of climate change. Clark, a glacial geologist, witnesses firsthand the world's shrinking glaciers (…

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