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Department of Geology


Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Geology to deliver excellence in teaching, research, and service so that our students are equipped with the knowledge to understand and predict how our planet works and to apply that knowledge to the key challenges facing society today: meeting demands for energy, mineral, water, and food, while responsibly managing our environment.

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Department e-Newsletter and photo album

Check out our e-Newsletter to keep up with recent events in the department. It is available here. Some images of Department events and local geology are available in our twitter feed here.

Tenure-track faculty position opening

We seek an enthusiastic and versatile geologist able to contribute to our growing Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. the successful applicant will ideally carry out research in the broad area of environmental / engineering geology with a special emphasis on water resources and should have the ability to create an interdisciplinary research program that can collaborate with colleagues across campus in the food, energy, water nexus. More details about the position, including application procedures, are available in our full job description.

New Geosciences Building

We are actively raising funds for a new geosciences facility. We are excited about the proposed facility, what it could mean for our ability to train future geoscientists, and the progress we have made so far! Details about the facility and our fundraising efforts are available here.

Status bump for our Society of Exploration Geophysicists chapter

During the Society of Eploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in Dallas this year (October 16-21, 2016), the K-State Geology SEG Chapter received Ridge Level status, in recognition of our geophysical activities and contributions in the area of exploration seismology. More details about this bump in our status are available here.

Success at the AAPG Imperial Barrel competition

Congratulations to our team of students for their strong performance at the 2016 Imperial Barrel competition! This year's competition was at Chesapeake Energy's campus in Oklahoma City. Our students took third place in the competition, which included many larger university programs, an achievement that reflects the growing success of the Geology Program at Kansas State University. More details are available in the K-State Today press release.

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