UALR Earth Sciences

UALR Earth Sciences Social media account for the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Wyoming Geological Survey
11/17/2020

Wyoming Geological Survey

Galena is a sulfide mineral often found with copper, zinc, and silver. It forms soft, lead-gray cubes and masses that have a noticeably high heft. It has subconchoidal fracture and a lead gray streak.

11/15/2020
Nerdiest - Dr. Bill Baltosser
11/09/2020

Nerdiest - Dr. Bill Baltosser

Most Creative - Oliver Beland
11/09/2020

Most Creative - Oliver Beland

Most Realistic- from Kalyca Spinler🎃
11/09/2020

Most Realistic- from Kalyca Spinler🎃

Results of the Department of Earth Sciences- 2020 Pumpkin Carving Contest
11/09/2020

Results of the Department of Earth Sciences- 2020 Pumpkin Carving Contest

Don’t have a pumpkin? No problem- we know how to problem solve!!
11/03/2020

Don’t have a pumpkin? No problem- we know how to problem solve!!

11/01/2020
10/30/2020
10/27/2020

Did you know there are groundwater wells on campus?

What rock type is this? And where on campus can it be found?
10/20/2020

What rock type is this? And where on campus can it be found?

IRIS Research and Facilities
10/19/2020
IRIS Research and Facilities

IRIS Research and Facilities

ATTENTION - Spring Break camp for minority undergraduate students with little to no coding experience, but who want to learn!

Participants gain fundamental coding skills that are applied to real-world volcanic hazards assessment and earn a $300 stipend.

https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/codegeo

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021 program which will be held March 8-12.

10/14/2020
Earth Science week- Earth Materials in our lives.... can you name the rock? Can you name the place? (hint: it is on UA L...
10/13/2020

Earth Science week- Earth Materials in our lives.... can you name the rock? Can you name the place? (hint: it is on UA Little Rock campus)

10/10/2020
Geological Society of America

Geological Society of America

Earth Science Week 2020 starts on Sunday with International EarthCache Day! Here's some info about Earth Science Week from our friends at the The University of Texas at Dallas Geoscience Studios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgj9Q9KPOoM

American Geosciences Institute #EarthScienceWeek #EarthMaterialsInOurLives

Pace and compass lab- do you remember your pace interval?
10/08/2020

Pace and compass lab- do you remember your pace interval?

Found on campus...Arkansas alien dinosaur eggs?!? Or sedimentary weathering feature?
10/06/2020

Found on campus...Arkansas alien dinosaur eggs?!? Or sedimentary weathering feature?

Can you find them on the topo map?
10/04/2020

Can you find them on the topo map?

....where you can step across the Arkansas River
10/04/2020

....where you can step across the Arkansas River

View of Mount Arkansas, at the headwaters of the Arkansas River near Leadville Colorado
10/04/2020

View of Mount Arkansas, at the headwaters of the Arkansas River near Leadville Colorado

Was a good weekend for digging for Quartz Crystals
10/04/2020

Was a good weekend for digging for Quartz Crystals

08/24/2020

Happy first day of classes for Fall 2020! We wish all students a successful and safe fall semester, and look forward to meeting and working with you all in all the different ways we can!

Hey recent/upcoming graduates!  Here is an interesting potential post-graduation opportunity during these complicated ti...
06/25/2020
Ohio University, Department of Geological Sciences: Online Master of Science (MS) Opportunities job with Department of Geological Sciences Ohio University | 8012273

Hey recent/upcoming graduates! Here is an interesting potential post-graduation opportunity during these complicated times. A fully-online MS degree in Geology. Application deadline is July 15th, so don't wait!

Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications to its online, non-thesis Master of Science program for the Fall of 2020.

The Department of Earth Sciences takes great pleasure in announcing the 2019-2020 department award winners and honorees....
05/13/2020

The Department of Earth Sciences takes great pleasure in announcing the 2019-2020 department award winners and honorees. We are very proud of our students and each year we seek to recognize those students who achieve in academics, service, and research in the Department of Earth Sciences. We have a tradition of presenting practical awards that can be used during field work and throughout one’s career.

We offer our congratulations to our winners and honorees.

Are you a student who is interested in Graduate School? This article in GSA Today outlines the many different steps you ...
04/29/2020

Are you a student who is interested in Graduate School? This article in GSA Today outlines the many different steps you want to consider when applying for graduate school. It's never too early to start! Summer is a great time to start looking for interesting potential advisors and potential projects or to speak with your current faculty to see if there is potential for research opportunities.

#GSAToday Groundwork: 'A Guide to Graduate School Admissions in the Geosciences' bit.ly/2YkeFfc

Image: Fig. 1 - Summarized timeline for outlined tasks.
Credit: Smidt and Gates

Interesting webinar looking into professional geologic licensure requirements and skills recommended for students intere...
04/23/2020

Interesting webinar looking into professional geologic licensure requirements and skills recommended for students interested in getting into the Environmental or Engineering Geology fields post-graduation. The webinar is sponsored by GSA and takes place next Wednesday at Noon CT. Find the registration link below in the shared post!

Upcoming GSA GeoCareers Webinar:
'Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements, and Strategies for Success in Environmental & Engineering Geology Jobs' - 29 April at 11:00 a.m. MDT
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/239578491604712461

Register for our free, one-hour GeoCareers webinar to learn about professional geologist licensing requirements, how becoming licensed can influence your career opportunities and success, and what qualifications and skills are important for early career geologists looking for work in the fields of environmental and engineering geology.

Speakers:
Meredith Beswick PE, PG, Senior Geological Engineer Kleinfelder
Laurie Racca, PG, licensed Professional Geologist with 30 years of experience
Joe Zilles, PG, Senior Principal Geologist and Project Manager at Kleinfelder

Promotional partners:
AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, American Geosciences Institute, American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), American State Board Registered Geologists, and GSA’s Environmental and Engineering Geology Division

Due to the current cancellation of all on-campus events in response to the COVID-19 situation, next week's originally sc...
03/14/2020
EARTHtalk! Lecture Series - Department of Earth Sciences

Due to the current cancellation of all on-campus events in response to the COVID-19 situation, next week's originally scheduled EARTHtalk! lecture series event has been postponed. Because the situation is currently very fluid, no make-up date has been determined as of yet. You can stay informed by checking the EARTHtalk! lecture series website (https://ualr.edu/earthsciences/earthtalk/).

You can also find out more regarding the university's response to the COVID-19 situation by visiting https://ualr.edu/safety/home/emergency/covid-19/

The EARTHtalk! Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Earth Sciences at UA Little Rock. These lectures aim to promote scientific thinking and…  Continue reading→

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
03/12/2020

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Congratulations to the five undergraduate departments who received Student Success and Retention Awards! Each department has been awarded $1,000. An overall winner will receive $10,000, and will be announced at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 9.

The Department Student Success and Retention Awards recognize exceptional activities that involve broad, collaborative participation to support student success and improve retention at the undergraduate level.

Winning departments: English, Earth Sciences, Management, UA Little Rock Nursing, and Sociology and Anthropology.

Interested in a potential career with the National Park System?  If so, then check out this webinar on March 11th, spons...
03/03/2020

Interested in a potential career with the National Park System? If so, then check out this webinar on March 11th, sponsored by the Geological Society of America (GSA).

Register for an upcoming webinar in the Geological Society of America (GSA) GeoCareers series, "Career Pathways: Working in National Parks." Eric Bilderback, National Park Service (NPS), and Robyn Henderek, Zion National Park will talk about how they ended up with careers for NPS, offer career advice, and describe some of the work they do on geohazards research.

Sponsors: AGI, AGU, GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division, GSA Geology and Society Division, GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division.
Date and Time: 11 March 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MDT
Cost: FREE
Duration: 1 hour
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6092903408460769805

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