Girls Just Want to Do Science!

The science campers are all smiles after spending the day at Syracuse University

July 14, 2015

Reawakening their natural scientific curiosity is the goal of the MOST Young Woman Science Camp (VIDEO)

About a dozen middle school girls spent the day with real scientists at Syracuse University as part of the 2015 MOST Young Women Scientist Camp. Faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science partnered with faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences to participate in real life science activities, everything from watching a real lava flow, to identifying components of sediment, to learning how researchers tag and monitor whales in the ocean. Read more...

Syracuse Geologist Jeff Karson Publishes Book on Oceanic Abyss

Jeff Karson

May 7, 2015

Filmmaker James Cameron calls it a "must-own."

A professor in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences has published a much-anticipated book on the geology and biology of the oceanic abyss.

Jeff Karson, professor of Earth sciences, is the lead co-author of Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The book contains more than 500 original illustrations and color photos, along with a suite of online resources and exclusive videos. Read more...

Syracuse Geologists Rack up Honors, Awards

Linda Ivany '88

April 28, 2015

Professors Ivany, Baldwin, Samson recognized for leadership, service

The Department of Earth Sciences in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences continues to rack up faculty honors and awards. The latest involve Linda Ivany ‘88, who has been elected a Fellow of The Paleontological Society (PS); Suzanne Baldwin, who has been part of a steering committee assessing opportunities and challenges for geochronology (i.e., the study of determining the age of Earth materials); and Scott Samson, who is the recipient of a major grant award supporting study of the Earth’s crust. Read more...

Syracuse Receives $3 Million Grant for Graduate-Level STEM Training

Laura Lautz

April 13, 2015

Interdisciplinary project focuses on water-energy research

At Syracuse University, “interdisciplinarity” isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a way of life.

Nowhere is it more apparent than among a group of faculty members who recently received a $3 million grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports a new graduate-level training program called the “Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research” (EMPOWER). Read more...

Syracuse, SUNY-ESF Host Science Exploration Day for Regional Youth

Chemist Mark Braiman was among the dozens of Syracuse and SUNY-ESF professors, staffers, and students who participated in STEM Day on the Hill

April 8, 2015

STEM Day on the Hill attracts more than a hundred middle and high school students

More than a hundred middle and high school students, along with their parents and teachers, recently descended on Syracuse University for a daylong science adventure.

Called STEM Day on the Hill, the event was part of a two-day festival known as the Dr. Nelson Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair (Ying TRSEF), featuring three separate competitions. Winners of the science fair portion will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s leading pre-collegiate science competition, in May. Read more...

Syracuse to Host Regional Earth Sciences Symposium April 11

John W. Geissman

April 7, 2015

UT Dallas geoscientist John W. Geissman will deliver keynote address

Hundreds of people are converging at Syracuse University this weekend for its annual Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium (CNYESSS).

The daylong event takes place on Saturday, April 11, primarily in the Heroy Geology Laboratory. The symposium features research posters by graduate and undergraduate students from Syracuse, as well as Cornell University, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), SUNY Oswego, Jefferson Community College, and other area institutions. Read more...

Cathryn Newton Appointed a Provost’s Faculty Fellow

Cathryn Newton

February 11, 2015

Newton will focus on academic philanthropy; large-scale academic space planning; and academic programming initiatives

Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy today announced that she has appointed Cathryn Newton, dean emerita and professor of earth sciences and of interdisciplinary sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, to serve as a Provost’s Faculty Fellow. Read more...

Marine Geologist Daniel Fornari to Headline Holmes Ceremony at Syracuse Feb. 26

Daniel Fornari (Photo courtesy of WHOI)

February 10, 2015

The Chauncey D. Holmes Ceremony and Lecture recognizes outstanding students of introductory geology

Daniel Fornari, a world-renowned marine geologist, will headline Syracuse University’s annual Chauncey D. Holmes Ceremony and Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Heroy Geology Laboratory. Read more...

Syracuse Geologist Chris Junium Awarded Prestigious CAREER Grant

Christopher Junium in Colorado, posing with 94 million-year-old rock

January 30, 2015

Christopher Junium uses NSF grant to study link between marine life, global warming

Christopher Junium, assistant professor of Earth sciences in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award—the highest honor given by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of early-career development activities of teacher-scholars. Read more...

Syracuse geologists receive federal grant to study tectonic uplift

Gregory Hoke

January 22, 2015

Gregory Hoke, Devin McPhillips use EAGER grant to study how surface elevation changes with time

Earth scientists in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences have received a major grant to test a new technique for measuring tectonic uplift.

Gregory Hoke, assistant professor of Earth sciences, and Devin McPhillips, a postdoctoral research associate, are the recipients of an Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the National Science Foundation. They will use the $147,000 award to determine whether or not cosmogenic nuclides— isotopes produced in minerals during exposure to cosmic rays—determine shifts in elevation of slowly eroding South American mountain landscapes.