Welcome to the Geography-Earth Science Geophysics webpage 


    The purpose of this site is to provide information about the geophysical teaching and research initiatives in the Department of Geography & Earth Science funded by NSF CCLI Grant (Award Number: 0941777).  Funded initially in 2010, the grant titled "Integration of Near-surface Geophysical Imaging Technology into a Geoenvironmental Science Undergraduate Curriculum" has allowed our department and faculty the opportunity to purchase Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), ElectroMagnetism (EM) and Electical Resistivity (ER) equipment.       



 Grant Co-PI's: Dr. Joseph T. Zume and Dr. Sean R. Cornell 

Collaborating faculty: Dr. Christopher Woltemade and Dr. Thomas P. Feeney  


 Please refer back to this website often as we develop and add resources and information about our program and curricular developments.  



 The Curriculum Bridge Model  


 Incorporates essential elements of an otherwise specialized field (or technology) into relevant sections of various courses in an existing curriculum. In this case, geophysics incorporated into the starred courses.  

This is advantageous because: 

  • No new courses need be created 
  • Students learn first hand, the inter-connectedness between disciplines. 
  • Students get opportunities that will otherwise remain elusive   




 Student Research Products


    Eric Buschman B.S. Geoenvironmental Studies '11:  

            Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of Laurel Lake, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Central Pennsylvania

                Click here to access a Google Earth Kmz File for field location.

                Click here for pdf version of the research poster.

    Jada Williams B.S. Geoenvironmental Studies '12 

            Investigating Salt Water Intrusion Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Wallops Island, Virginia

              Click here to access a Google Earth Kmz File for field location.

              Click here for pdf version of the research poster.







Field Photographs





Jol, Harry (ed.), 2008, Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications, Elsevier Publisher, 544 p



Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe fall!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  Click here to share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.


2015 Photo Contest

Voting is now closed for our 2015 photo contest and the votes are being tallied. Stay tuned for an announcement with the winning photos!

2015 Department Career Day: 

Don't forget, each fall we host a department career day in November!  This is a great opportunity to gain professional contacts and learn more about the field. Click here for more information.


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