About the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
The Department of the Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE) officially launched Dec. 7, 2021. This move, somewhat a return to the past as we were one unit until 1969, is beneficial to both units and opens the door for new and exciting opportunities for students and faculty.
The Department of the Earth, Atmosphere and Environment utilizes the natural connections between geology, geography and atmospheric sciences to strengthen connections among faculty so that we may grow interdisciplinary research. Our undergraduate and graduate programs build upon our strengths in traditional areas, while expanding into new and emerging areas.
To provide the best possible education for our students.
To conduct the highest quality research.
To serve the global community by increasing our understanding of the natural environment and our role in it.
Faculty and Research
We're proud to be the home of three distinguished research professors, two National Weather Service consulting meteorologists, a presidential teaching professor, a presidential engagement professor and a two-time Board of Trustees professor.
As a research-heavy department, we engage in activities funded by the National Science Foundation, NOAA and other federal, state, corporate and public entities. Our research is central to addressing the complex processes that determine our world's past, present and future. We provide substantial research opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students.
Our faculty can be found studying topics related to:
Hydrogeology and hydrology
Soils and geomorphology
Geophysics and seismology
GIS, geovisualization and cartographic research and development