USU Geology

About USU Geology

Mission of the USU Department of Geology
Contribute to the development of professional geoscientists and educators by providing a student-centered learning environment, challenging instruction and research opportunities

Emphasize high quality research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Continue to recruit and reward faculty who are gifted educators and researchers
Encourage and support research by undergraduate and graduate students
Integrate field-based geology with analytical techniques
Contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the geosciences through both foundational and applied research

Increase the level of research funding to drive our research engine and attract the brightest and best graduate students
Improve our research facilities through the acquisition of cutting-edge instrumentation
Maintain our laboratories and instrumentation to enhance the research mission
Provide courses for the general undergraduate population and cognate courses for related programs such as archaeology, civil & environmental engineering, natural resources, physics, science education and soil sciences

Continue our commitment to the University’s General Education Requirements and the liberal education of students
Remain responsive to the cognate needs of other University departments
Promote an understanding of the geosciences among the general public and educate the public with respect to the role of geoscience in everyday life

Provide geoscience education statewide, including through the utilization of distance-delivery and online instruction
Conduct geoscience outreach to the community and K-12 schools
Develop museum-based opportunities for the public

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Alison Adams-Perlac
Old Main Rm. 161

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Hilary Renshaw
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department Assistant

June 2018 University of Utah, UT
“Flexible hours, being involved in research and projects that have to do with my major.”
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