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Our programs give students the chance to study complex geosystems and spatial patterns around the globe and in our backyard. From field geology to global climate change, our undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Geography and Environmental Geoscience offer countless opportunities to dig down deep or take you far across the planet.


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Caretta receives national geography award


Congratulations to Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography and recipient of the American Association of Geographers' 2020 Glenda Laws Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding research contributions to social justice issues. 


Research Spotlight

       Beyond Borders 

Beyond Borders

West Virginia University geographers are linking the political and human rights issues at borders today to the legacies of foreign and domestic policy across the globe since World War I.  

Learn more about their research.  

WV Log Cabins Have a Story to Tell

Kristen de Graauw, Ph.D. and her mentor, Professor Amy Hessl, used dendrochronology, or the science of tree ring dating, to identify construction dates of log cabins in West Virginia.

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Landslide Mapping

WVU Geology Dr. Kite and Geography Dr. Maxwell, and the WV GIS Technical Center Kurt Donaldson, Dr. Sharma, and research students published on recent landslide research.    

Student Spotlight

Nolan wins 2020 ASPRS Award

 Lee Ann Nolan won the 2020 Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). 

  The purpose of the Award is to “encourage and commend college students who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude to enter the profession of teaching Surveying, Mapping, or Photogrammetry.”  The award will be presented at the ASPRS 2020 Annual Conference and International Lidar Mapping Forum on 25 March, in Washington, DC.

Read about GeoWeek 2020.

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Student Organizations

We offer several student organizations to help you make the most of of your education.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Selected students are awarded a $3,500 stipend for eight weeks of mentored research. An additional $2,000 is available for travel to a professional conference or for supplies.

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We invite speakers from around the world to talk with students and faculty within the department. 
Colloquia are held on Friday at 2 p.m. in 325 Brooks Hall during the fall and spring semesters. All talks are free, and most are open to the public.

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Brooks Weather Station

Live WVU Weather Station

The Brooks Hall weather station obtains real-time meteorological data for teaching and research in physical geography, and it presents current weather conditions on campus. It was the first weather station bought with NSF funding. 

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