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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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.
KSU Alumnus, Paul Strunk, Receives AAPG Foundation Award
Paul M. Strunk, this year's recipient of the AAPG Foundation's L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, is being recognized for something he's done consistently over the past three decades. He's provided valuable support and leadership to the AAPG Foundation, support to KSU to the geoscience building program, the Paul and Deana Strunk Geology Fellowship and other geology funds. Through those efforts Paul and Deana Strunk have provided valuable educational opportunities to an entire generation of geoscientists. Strunk will formally be honored on April 2 in Houston, during the opening ceremony of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. The KSU geology department is planning a reception at the convention. Be on the lookout for details.
"Kansas State and the Kansas State Foundation are incredibly grateful for the generosity and leadership the Strunks have demonstrated through their continuous support," said Shelia J. Walker, the KSU Foundation's senior director of development.
If anyone would like to honor Paul and Deana with a gift to KSU, here's an online link: www.found.ksu.edu/give/Strunk
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.