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Jonathan Oglesby (left), Mallory Schnell (center), and Caleb Chappell (right) - 2016 Outstanding Students

Jonathan Oglesby conducts research on water issues in Niger with the Songhai people

Summer Storm Chasing Class with Dr. Josh Durkee

Geo-faculty assist with the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Dr. Josh Durkee shot this quad-copter image from 350 ft. above WKU’s campus showing approaching fog on Sept. 9.

Ryan Uthoff (left) and Chloe Turner (right) receive 2016 Outstanding Student Awards

Jeremy Weber, a graduate of our GIS program, discussed Geo-Jobe’s new GIS application. (Photo by Kevin Cary)

University Distinguished Professor of Geography, David J. Keeling

Caleb Chappell and Dr Celestian presenting their research at the 2015 ACA meeting

Semester-at-Sea Students on the Iceland voyage

     About the Department and WKU

    Department Head David Keeling

 In Ogden College's Department of Geography and Geology,

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Evidence and Argument is the "Scientific Method." Our programs are the starting place for all things Geoscience related. From here you can explore courses taught and research conducted by world-class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography/geology/meteorology/GIS degree from WKU will put you on the map. We are the most internationalized department at WKU! Click on scholarship information.
Department Mission and Vision Statement

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Featured Faculty Member for September: - M. ROYHAN GANI, Ph.D., joined the faculty this past July and brings new and exciting teaching and research skills to the geology and geoscience programs. Dr. Royhan Gani has interests in sedimentary geology – source to sink; facies analysis and depositional environments; sequence & seismic stratigraphy; ichnology; hydrocarbon reservoir analogs in outcrops; integration of well logs, 2D/3D seismic and cores; ground penetrating radar (GPR); paleoclimatology; basin analysis; tectonic sedimentology; diagenesis; sedimentology of Mars. He also teaches themes in geology and human evolution, such as tectonics, paleoclimate, and hominin evolution of East Africa. His research also addresses Himalayan geology, such as the sedimentology, paleovegetation, and paleoclimate of the Neogene Siwalik rocks of the Nepal Himalayas. Contact Dr. Gani at royhan.gani@wku.edu or (270) 745-5977.

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The Department of Geography and Geology at WKU offers excellent undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities and is a leader in relevant research and public service. Read about the Department's Study Abroad and international activities in the Alumni Magazine. Learn More...

 

LATEST FACULTY NEWS

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      Publications by faculty/students
      MS Geoscience program
      Becoming a Meteorologist
      Fall 2014 GEOGRAM Newsletter



Department Events and News

      Scholarship Information
      Iceland Summer Program
      Stormchasers on View f-t Hill
      Keeling on WKU-PBS Outlook
      Grad Student wins major award
      Supercomputer aids research
      University Events


Department Event Calendar

Department News Archive


Department Mailing Address:

Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
Room 304
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Height Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066, USA
Office: (270) 745-4555; Fax: (270) 745-6410

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