At UAA, we strive to involve our students in all aspects of geology. Our Geological Sciences faculty are highly motivated and excited to share both their knowledge and their passion for the geologic sciences with you. Because the University of Alaska-Anchorage is located within an active tectonic margin, the Geological Sciences Department has focused on fusing a traditional classroom/laboratory education with field work. Thus, students who enjoy working outdoors, have a strong scientific background, and are interested in earth processes will find studying geology or environmental geology at UAA intriguing and rewarding. Nowhere else in the U.S. will you find active plate tectonics, erupting volcanoes and calving glaciers-all within driving distance of North America's largest mountain and right outside UAA's front door.
ConocoPhillips donation kick-starts the Student Field Experiences Fund
ConocoPhillips recently made a $40,000 donation to the department to help start the Field Experiences Fund, a fund used to subsidize geology course laboratory fees that are used to cover the logistical costs of field experiences in the geological sciences curriculum.Learn more about the Field Experiences Fund
2016 Core Workshop
The UAA Annual Core Workshop featured presentations by UAA students, largely junior-level undergraduates who have spent the last three weeks describing the rock core as part of their Stratigraphy course.Learn more about the 2016 Core Workshop
On to the Future Award
Geological Sciences student Sydney Souza, was awarded the On to the Future scholarship to attend the Annual Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting held
in Denver, CO from Sept. 24th to Sept. 27th, 2016.