Meteorite that fell on Southwest Wisconsin April 14, 2010.
The Department of Geoscience in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Madison, offers a wide range of specialty areas, and is supported by advanced laboratories for study in the general areas of astrobiology, geomicrobiology, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleobiology, paleoceanography, micropaleontology, structural geology, tectonics, hydrogeology, Quaternary geology, and economic geology. Interdisciplinary links among other colleges and departments on campus provide opportunities in geological engineering, limnology, ecology, microbiology, water resources management, soils, water chemistry, chemistry, physics, geomorphology, materials science, and anthropology.
- A seven-gram
piece of the meteor that blazed through the skies of southern Wisconsin on April 14 was brought to the Museum by a landowner. Initial analysis by SEM imaging and chemical analysis by EDS (John Valley, Noriko Kita, Taka Ushikubo) confirmed the fragment as a meteorite. Read updates here.
posted April 19, 2010
- Congratulations to Caitlin Keating-Bitonti, Dan Murray and Kelsey Winsor, recipients of the three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
posted April 9, 2010
- VICTORY AT POINT OF ROCKS! - Now a State Historical Site.
posted Feb. 22, 2010
- NEW RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS:
The Department of Geoscience is pleased to announce the availability of a new program of graduate research assistantships funded by BP.
Geoscience Students in the News
Students size up seismic sensor sites
University of Wisconsin Madison students Matthew Kogle and Kelly Hoehn logged thousands of miles this summer driving rural Wisconsin roads, scanning the landscape. When they found a promising spot, they knocked on the door of the nearest farmhouse and tried to interest the owners in their cause. (Read more) posted July 29, 2010
Faculty in the News
- Huifang Xu's energy research makes the news. Read about it here.
posted April 15, 2010
- Clifford H. Thurber has been elected a Fellow of AGU, a special tribute for those who have made "exceptional scientific contributions and have
attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences."
posted March 16, 2010
- Professor Emerita Mary P. Anderson has received the Keith Anderson Award for outstanding service to the National Ground Water Association
posted December 15, 2009
- Nita Sahai has been elected a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America.
posted November 11, 2009
- Shanan Peters has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the SEPM James Lee Wilson Medal which recognizes excellence in sedimentary geology by a young scientist.
posted September 24, 2009
Professor Emeritus Gordon Medaris has been awarded the Goldich 2009 Medal by the Institute on Lake Superior Geology.
posted May 15, 2009