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