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GeoClub Holds Rock ‘n Bake Sale on South Patio

The annual GeoClub Rock ‘n Bake sale was held on the South Patio, Thursday Sept. 26th. Baked goods were available for purchase, as well as mineral and rock samples. The GeoClub would like to thank all of the students and … Continue reading

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GeoClub Welcomes New Faculty and Staff at Annual Fall Picnic

On Thursday Sept. 12, the GeoClub officially welcomed Dr. Joseph Asante and Mrs. Peggy Medlin to the Department of Earth Sciences. Club members and officers grilled hot dogs and hamburgers on the porch of Kittrell Hall. Potato salad, baked beans, … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Permian Basin, West Texas and New Mexico

What did West Texas and New Mexico look like during the Permian, 260 million years ago? That’s the question six Tennessee Tech earth science students attempted to answer on a nine-day field trip, May 23-June 1, 2013. Over the course … Continue reading

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TTU College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony

On the evening of April 22, more than 200 students, parents, family, and friends assembled in the Tech Pride Room to acknowledge many of the outstanding students in the College, including five geosciences students.  Bryan Blackburn, Heather Harris, David Hunter, … Continue reading

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Field trip to Gordonsville and Elmwood Zinc Mines

On Nov. 30th, undergraduate students in the Mineralogy and Petrology class had an incredible opportunity to study minerals in their natural habitat, the Gordonsville and Elmwood underground mines. Led by Dr. Leimer and TTU alumni Josh Gentry, nine students and … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts visit the Earth Science Department for Geology Day

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, was an exciting opportunity for students in the Earth Science Department to share their knowledge with over 25 girl scouts. Accompanied by parents and troop leaders, the girls visited the department to learn more about the geosciences … Continue reading

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Core Donation from the Army Corps of Engineers

A special thank-you to geologist Mark Elson and the Army Corps of Engineers in Nashville, TN for donating ten boxes of core to the Earth Science Department and Sedimentary Geology lab! Four students and Dr. Wolak (who enjoys writing about … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Tennessee Tech Earth Sciences blog! Here you will find updates and news about the department, including field trips, ongoing research, club activities and general departmental happenings.  To learn more about the Earth Science Department, please visit our … Continue reading

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