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Field Geology and Landscapes of the Western US

In May, a group of Geosciences graduate students traveled to the Western US for two weeks including stops in Colorado, Utah and Arizona.  The group was instructed by Dr. Julie Fosdick and Dr. Will Ouimet.  Topics included regional tectonics of the Cordillera and Colorado Plateau, geomorphology and landscape dynamics, and Paleozoic-Mesozoic biostratigraphy.

Enjoy the photos below from their trip!

Study Abroad in Taiwan – Winter 2019

Dr. Tim Byrne, Dr. Gordon Binkhorst and graduate student, Mike Chojnacki, will run the very popular Education Abroad trip to Taiwan during the Winter 2019 Intersession.  Click the links below for more information.

Taiwan Education Abroad Winter 2019 – PDF of Slides for 2019

PDF of Powerpoint Slides from 2017

Video of the 2015 trip by Greg Ostrinkski (UConn, 2015)

Informational Video from 2013:


Geoscience Day 2018

On May 4th, 2018 we held our annual Geoscience Day Research Symposium and Awards Banquet.  This event took place in the Student Union and included about 75 attendees including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni and members of the UConn administration.  The day’s events included research talks, a poster session, a keynote address, catered lunch and awards ceremony.  This is an exciting day every year, when the UConn Geosciences community comes together to celebrate a year of hard work.

Award recipients

Graduate Student Research Award: Queenie Chang

Graduate Student Teaching Award: Mark Higgins

The Lucke Award: Judith Taylor and Cheyenne Haverfield

Service Awards: Sarah Brisson, Rebecca Vanderleest

Distinguished Alumni Award: Gordon Binkhorst


2018 Geosciences BS and BA Graduating Class


Attendees enjoy the poster session at Geoscience Day

Director Lisa Park Boush gives the welcome address

Keynote speaker Paul Olsen (Storke Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) gives his talk

Undergraduate senior Judy Taylor presents her poster

Gordon Binkhorst accepts the Distinguished Alumni Award