Graduate Programs


Student Success Stories

Graduate students in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geoscience are doing innovative, exciting and valuable research. They are traveling across the country and around the world, collaborating with, and learning from scientists in a variety of disciplines. Check below to see what some of our students been up to, and to read about the recent highlights and results of their graduate studies.

Tabitha Aldridge interests include planetary geology and being outdoors

Kendle Fraley likes digging for gold

Tim Hodson wants to color the world with his maps

Matt Konfirst studied for a year in Germany, and spent two months at sea

Elizabeth Olson loves wandering through the Chilean desert

Luke Trusel loves the cold

Erik Van Dusen enjoys integrative geological problem solving

Companies hiring our recent M.S. and Ph.D. graduates include…

Barrick Gold Corp.
Byrd Polar Research Center
Chemtech Services, Inc.
Environ International
Hillsborough Community College
Illinois State Geological Survey
IMERYS World Minerals Group
Kodiak Oil and Gas
Kosmos Energy
MicroSeismic Inc.
Murphy Oil Company
Occidental Petroleum
Patrick Engineering
Samson Resources
Shell Oil
Southern Illinois University
United States EPA
United States Geological Survey
University of South Florida
University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley
University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh