About

Miami 's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science is located in Shideler Hall. It consists of 13 faculty members, three technical staff members, two support staff members, 125 undergraduate majors and 37 graduate students. The undergraduate and graduate curricula offer many classroom and field opportunities for majors and non-majors, including our summer field program at our Field Station in Dubois, Wyoming.

The Department maintains active research programs in geomicrobiology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperature geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and crystallography, mineral surface geochemistry, paleobiology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.

The Department occupies approximately 19,000 square feet of space in Shideler Hall, a three-story building shared with the Department of Geography. Shideler Hall houses research laboratories for the investigation of a variety of earth materials and processes. Many of these laboratories support material preparation and analysis using departmental instrumentation. For a list research facilities available click here.


Congratulations to our Masters student Mo Haley for being awarded 2nd place in the American Geophysical Unions Spring Virtual Poster Showcase! This virtual presentation opportunity offers students the chance to present their research in the form of a research poster and a five minute video taped presentation. The poster and presentation are then peer reviewed by other students and panel judges. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to practice communicating their research! Congratulations again Mo!

For more information on the upcoming virtual poster showcase for Fall AGU check out the following link - http://blogs.agu.org/…/fall-2017-virtual-poster-showcase-n…/


Congratulations to our undergraduate student Elizabeth O'Brien on being selected into the Geological Society of America Onto the Future Program! This award supports Elizabeth's travel to the annual national Geological Society of America Conference in Seattle in October, where she will present her summer research project!  This award comes with $600 to support her travel to the GSA meeting.  More information on the award program can be found at https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/OTF/home.aspx.