Below you will find archived news articles about research and outreach activities in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
To promote collaborative research and inform water stakeholders throughout the state, an Indiana University research team has created the FutureWater science gateway, a public interactive data portal that shows users a highly detailed model of the Wabash River Basin under a number of different climate scenarios.
Paul Staten received the US CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability Program) Early Career Scientist Leadership Award at the AGU meeting in December.
The new Rudman-Pavlis Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Geophysics is accepting applications.
Global-scale human impact on delta morphology has led to net land area gain
EAS undergrads! Please join us for a special “Pizza and Provence” callout session, Monday January 27th at 5:30 in IGWS 2022.
Conference Date: March 27, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 13, 2020
Join us in Houston for the annual alumni reception. We can't wait to see you there!
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will be moving offices to the IGWS in December.
Science Fest 2019 was a success, albeit a rainy one.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will participate in the 2019 Science Fest.
IU President McRobbie announced the establishment of a new Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) with Dr. Ed Herrmann as its director.
Grad students Harrison Martin and Eduardo Gonzalez represented EAS showing off our lidar drone at First Thursday event.
EAS Students received a multitude of GSA Awards in the July 2019 issue of GSA Today
Claudia Johnson has been named a GSA Fellow
Jim Handschy, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the IU Geologic Field Station, was named a GSA Fellow.
Quoting Ben Kravitz in Science Node: "Climate change is happening. It’s real. It’s our fault because we’re putting a lot of carbon in the atmosphere. And we are not doing a lot to stop doing that."
The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology will take place from September 7 to 11th at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, IN, USA.
The IU Geologic Field Station in Bozeman Montana is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year!
EAS Professor Paul Staten is a guest editor on a Special Issue of Atmosphere.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Indiana University are hosting the 2019 Crossroads Conference and Career Fair on March 22nd and 23rd.
Five scientists representing various career paths that EAS students might be considering took part in the Career Roundtable.
Arndt Schimmelmann, a Research Scientist in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has received a Fulbright grant from the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences held its spring registration Earth Week Meet and Greet on October 16th in front of the 10th Street entrance. It was a great success meeting new students, handing out course information, swag and candy, participating in demos, and Kaj Johnson’s bean-bag challenge as well as the "Name the Triceratops." Look for more information about the fall registration Meet and Greet on IU Day in April 2019.
Chevron Oil Corportaion will be recruiting on October 9th and 10th in the Department.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in regional climate modeling to begin in Fall 2019.
It’s that time again! The 2018 Science Fest is in the works.
As our course titles are in transition from the Geology department to the Earth Science department, our courses for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 are listed under either GEOL or EAS on the Course Brower, depending upon which courses have gone through the course change approvals.
From the Bloomington Herald Times: In 1976, Larry Onesti joined the Indiana University Bloomington faculty, where he forged a distinguished career as a teacher and researcher, first as an Associate Professor of Geography and then as Professor of Geological Sciences in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (formerly Geology).
It’s that time again! The 2018 Science Fest is in the works.
Indiana teachers get a hands-on look at environmental change at IU Summer Science Institute.
From AAAS: The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China, killed tens of thousands of people and left millions homeless. About 20,000 deaths nearly 30 percent of the total, resulted not from the ground shaking itself but from the landslides that it triggered.
One of the students, Ellen Bergen, from the summer 2018 course made a video of her experience and set it to music.
From the IU Newsroom: Students advise U.S. Embassy in Malaysia on renewable energy. Students in an IU Bloomington class on finding ways to help Malaysia expand its use of renewable energy thought they might get a chance to present their findings to the U.S. ambassador to Malaysia. It turned out they got more than that.
Students in the EAS Atmospheric Sciences programs pursued a variety of internships over summer 2018.
View the links related to Curiosity Rover.
Eight Earth and Atmospheric Sciences students, who are taking part in the "Environmental & Energy Diplomacy" class that Michael Hamburger is teaching this spring, attended a Diplomacy Lab Symposium on April 18th on the Bloomington campus. Among the guests was the former Science Advisory to the Secretary of State, Dr. Vaughan Turekian.
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was a hosting station for the IU Day Scavenger Hunt right here in our lobby. We served 50-60 students who stopped by to play the game, get swag and/or stamps, and learn about the diverse research in our department.
From the publication EOS: Some Caves Remove Methane from the Atmosphere, New Tests Reveal.
The Crossroads Planning Committee is excited to announce important information regarding this year’s conference!
A reception for new AAAS fellows was hosted by IU President Michael A. McRobbie on January 25th, 2018 in IU’s elegant Frangipani room. Amongst the catered delectables, friends and colleagues assembled to show their respect and admiration of L. Jean Camp, Matthew Hahn, Andrew Wiley, Chen Zhu, and Adam Zlotnick who were all newly awarded AAAS fellows.
Lisa most recently served as the Provost Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.
In December 2017, the White House announced that it would reduce the boundaries of both monuments, thus removing literally hundreds of scientifically important paleo localities from the protection and the funding associated with monument status. The Society, along with partner organizations, has filed lawsuits to reverse this decision because of its impact on science.
Quoting Live Science Magazine, "President Donald Trump is expected to make a big announcement in Utah this Monday (Dec. 4), where he will detail the government’s plan to shrink two of the state's national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears, according to news sources."
The White House announced that it would reduce the boundaries of both monuments, thus removing literally hundreds of scientifically important paleo localities from the protection and the funding associated with monument status.
From the IU Newsroom: Five faculty members from Indiana University have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.
Each year, as part of the G590 course, Art of Geological Sciences we bring a group of students to visit the Lilly Library’s amazing collection of rare books from their history of science collection.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences participated in Science Fest 2017 on Saturday, October 21st at the Kirkwood Hall Pavillion and in the Student Building.
Indiana University students and employees on all IU-administered campuses will be practicing the appropriate response during an earthquake as part of the Great Central U .S. Shakeout. IU will participate at 10:26 a.m. EDT on 10/26/2017.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences partnered with the Indiana Geological and Water Survey to bring you a Spring Registration Meet and Greet on Friday, October 13th, on the front lawn of the Geology building
Rick Brewer, Community Development Coordinator with the Graduate and Professional Student Government organization, recently conducted an interview with grad student John Kearney. You can listen to his interview in the GPSG Radio site, episode #6.
A small earthquake (M3.8) struck the Illinois-Indiana border region this morning—close to the epicenter of the 2008 Mt. Carmel, Illinois earthquake. It was felt in Bloomington! Here is a copy of the seismogram recorded at our local seismic station BLO. Apparently it was felt in Bloomington.
ExxonMobil Geoscience recruiter Robert Wenger Jr. are conducting interviews on September 25-27th in the Department.
From the IU Newsroom: Indiana University Bloomington geoscience researcher Brian Yanites has been awarded a three-year, $317,663 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how tectonic and climate processes interact to shape the landscape of southern Taiwan.
August 7-11 we will be hosting about 30 seismology PhD students from all over the US and a couple of foreign countries. The event is sponsored by IRIS and is called the USArray Data Processing Short Course.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences hosted 20 middle- and high-school earth science teachers for "Midcontinent EarthScope Workshop" connected with its NSF-funded research project on Structure and Dynamics of the North American Craton.
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will play a central role in the multi-milliondollar IU Grand Challenges initiative called Prepared for Environmental Change directed by Ellen Ketterson of the Biology Department.
Wonderlab Bloomington hosted a Summer Science Institute for grades 8-12 science teachers. The institute ran from Tuesday, June 13 - Thursday, June 15. This Institute was presented in partnership with Indiana University and area STEM professionals.
Environmental and Energy Diplomacy seminar’s final exam was a video conference briefing with the US Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius. Five EAS students took part: Alex McLean, Amelia Nelson and Grace Carlson (undergrad majors) and Erin Benson and Chris Helou (grad students).
From the IU Newsroom: "The Mississippi Delta is undergoing collapse as land disappears from the coast and marshes," said study co-author Douglas Edmonds, assistant professor and the Malcolm and Sylvia Boyce Chair in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at IU Bloomington. "Yet we know surprisingly little about what processes are driving land loss." Alejandra Ortiz, a former Post-Doctoral Fellow in Edmonds’ lab was lead author on the study. Dr. Ortiz is now on faculty at North Carolina State University.
During the spring of 2018, Dave will spend six months in Napoli, Italy, studying cultural artifacts from Pompeii. Scientists working there recently discovered a ceramic workshop in ancient Pompeii where all stages of ceramic production are represented, from unfired raw materials, to fired ceramics, to overfired materials.
The Diplomacy Lab is a program that Michael helped initiate last year; several students from the Environmental and Energy Diplomacy class presented their work.
We will have a name change celebration on IU Day, April 19th at 2:00 in front of the Geology building (1001 E. 10th Street). Please stop by for refreshments and some IU Day and Earth-themed swag. You can also learn about our NEW curriculum pathways for undergraduate students and meet some of the faculty and staff!
On Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00 noon, Dr. Brian Tucker, President, Geohazards International, Menlo Park, CA will give a talk entitled, A Quarter Century Reducing Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities: What Have We Learned?
On March 8, the Department of Geological Sciences offically became the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The website url is earth.indiana.edu.
The Rho chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon and the Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences invite you to join us for the 17th annual Crossroads Geology Conference which will be held in the Geology building on the IUB campus March 31st and April 1st.
Quoting the IU Newsroom: Scientists and policymakers should draw on experience from the distant past to develop a new paradigm for protecting ecosystems at a time of accelerating global change, an Indiana University paleontologist and co-authors write in a paper published today.
With funding from a supplement to the GAGE Facility (EAR-1261833) and the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education collaborative project to UNAVCO, Indiana University, and Idaho State University (EHR-1612248), this short course focused on terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry. The publication in EOS explains both the goals of the course and presents some compelling 3-D imagery in an animation.
John Michael Hayes passed away at his home in Berkeley, California, on February 3, 2017, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
The Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University is in the process of changing its name to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. If approved, the name change will coincide with a curriculum change in time for the fall 2017 semester. The changes are an attempt to better reflect the breadth of courses offered in the department, as well as the career opportunities available after graduation.
Quoting the Indiana Daily Student: "In an effort to increase enrollment, the Department of Geological Sciences will alter its curriculum and change its name to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences."