May 2019

Dr. Eric Sproles and Andrew Mullen featured by the College of Letters and Science

Dr. Sproles and his undergraduate research assistant, Andrew Mullen, were featured by the College of Letters and Science for their research using drones to study snowpack . The article, titled "MSU Earth Sciences duo take snow measurement to new heights" can be found here.

April 2019

Kelli Roemer wins RGSG Student Poster Competition

Kelli Roemer, a PhD Candidate studying Geography, won a competition for her poster, titled "Exploring rural resilience pathways for transitioning coal communicites in the U.S. West." A photo of Kelli and her poster can be found here.

March 2019

Dr. Devon Orme receives German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship

Dr. Devon A. Orme has received a German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) scholarship to conduct research and learn new techniques at the University of Potsdam. The DAAD program is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic programs. This Summer, the DAAD award will support Dr. Orme's visit to Dr. Edward Sobel's thermochronology laboratory, a world leader in the fission track dating method. Read more about Dr. Orme's award here. 

December 2018

Andrew Schauer awarded American Avalanche Association Research Grant

Andrew Schauer, MSc student, was awarded a research grant from the American Avalanche Association to support his project to investigate Synoptic Climatology of Deep Slab Avalanches in the Western United States. 

November 2018

Dr. Cathy Whitlock named Regents Professor

Dr. Whitlock was named a Montana University System Regents professor at the Board of Regents meeting on November 15th. Click to read full article.

September 2018

Jackson Rose wins Judges Choice

Jackson, a Graduate Student studying Geography, was awared the "Judge's Choice Award" for his poster presentation at the Energy Policy Research Conference in Boise, Idaho, on September 7th. His presentation was titled "Planning for the Local Impacts of Coal Facility Closure: Emerging Strategies in the American West."

Click here to view Jackson's poster

Sylvia Nicovich visits Congress

Sylvia, a graduate student studying Geology, will be represting the graduate students of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America as a PhD candidate from MSU during this years Government Visit Day. Sylvia will be speaking with our delegates about the importance of federally funded science as the end of the fiscal  year approaches. Photos to come!

August 2018

Dr. McWethy featured publication

Dr. David McWethy's research on fires in Chile was recently featured on the news website. Full article here:

October 2017

Congratulations to Cathy Whitlock and Dave Mogk!

Cathy is being inducted this year as a GSA Fellow! She will be honored at the annual meeting this week (10/23) for her innovation as a paleo-ecologist. Information on some of her accomplishments can be found at . 

Dave Mogk is receiving the Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Public Service Medal at the MSA luncheon on 10/24. Dave joins a list of distinguished scientists who have helped further the fields of mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, and crystallography. More information can be found at