Resources and Equipment

The Department of Geography & Earth Science is located in Shearer Hall and has a collection of equipment and resources for use in class and student research.  On the second floor, the department maintains a soils laboratory and a water lab for analysis of water samples.  On the ground floor, there are two computer laboratories - the GIS Laboratory and the Ford Laboratory.  These computer laboratories are equipped with current software packages for remote sensing and geographic analyses using ERDAS Imagine and ARC GIS software.  In addition to these resources the department has a large supply of field equipment that includes electronic total stations, soil/sediment samplers, water quality analyzers, stream gauging equipment, various geophysical tools including ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, and electrical magnetics equipment. 

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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