Geoscientists focus on planet earth. We study processes that have moulded earth for unfathomable spans of billions of years, as well as processes that operate over the more familiar time frames we experience as humans. Students in our programs build a solid scientific understanding of earth's processes using the latest tools and technologies. Our graduates have gone on to funded graduate research and into entry-level jobs in the field. Many of these jobs are in New England with environmental and geotechnical consulting firms and government regulatory agencies working on contamination cleanup, construction projects, and water resource exploration. Others go into energy resource exploration, mineral exploration, and K-12 science teaching.
Department of Geosciences
News & Events
Posted April 10, 2014
Dr. Pollock, Professor of Geosciences at the University of Southern Maine, was recently elected to serve a four year term on the Board of Directors of the Geological Society of America.
Posted February 3, 2014
The Geological Society of America (GSA) recently honored Dr. Stephen Pollock with its Distinguished Service Award during its annual meeting in Denver on October 28, 2013.